Woohoo! Some of the upgrades/accessories for our Element arrived today. Color me happy. We got our cargo cover, carpeted floor mats, chrome exhaust tip, the locking lug nuts for the rims, and the cargo organizer. The orange bungees for the seat backs should arrive later this week/early next week. We're also getting:
It's the best I could do for a leather steering wheel cover that has orange on it. I think it suits.
We're also getting chrome license plate frames and some window stickers for some of our fav bands, provided we can find them all. Fun, fun, fun!!!
We've managed to put almost 350 miles on our new girl since last week. :) As luck would have it we had a ton of stuff to do out and about. We both love driving her!
This whole thing with FIL really really upsets me. It has for a long time, but yesterday was a breaking point of sorts. I'm so saddened that I don't feel like I can trust him with the kids. They're his grandchildren! I know the things he's said were just things said, but it shakes the very foundation of what extended family means in my mind. You're supposed to be able to trust your grandparents to take care of you. They're a sort of extension of your parents. You're supposed to feel safe, secure and loved in their presence. Not embarassed, ashamed or disconcerted
Ok, well, no doubt that Roark has MSPI. I (foolishly) thought I could get away with eating some stuff with lactic acid and soy lecithin in it. WRONG. We're back to the explosive, numerous, greenish, soak into the diaper bms. He's back to his "i hurt" cry at night and is just plain miserable most of the day.
I feel so guilty. I really do. He has a small threshold for lactic acid and lecithin and I blew it. I feel like we're back at square one all over again. Obviously, we know what the issue is this time around and I've corrected my diet, but it's so frustrating to be back to having to walk him for 1 hour+ to get him down for naps and to know that he's so miserable. :(
Bad mommy. I definitely get the bad mommy award for this one.
It really has made me think about the possibility of babe #3 having MSPI. I had fooled myself into thinking that Roark wasn't MSPI and that he was just having issues with reflux - obviously not the case. I sometimes forget when discussing baby #3 that I've had to completely modify my diet for Roark for 4 1/2 months now and will likely have to continue on this diet until he's at least 1 year old. That's a long time. And it's hard to stay on the diet. I'm mean, I'm used to it and all, but it's hard to live life this way. Thankfully we're poor and can't afford to go out anyway, but I'd be hating life if we went out to eat reguarly.
I know that something like this is small in relation to having another baby. And I know that we'll be better prepared next time around and be able to tell whether or not we've got another MSPI baby on our hands quickly, but it doesn't make it any easier, you know? I'd have to seriously consider starting the diet in the third trimester and hope that the baby wouldn't have MSPI. Even worse is that he/she could have a worse/more sensitive case than Roark. Some babies are actually allergic not just sensitive to the proteins and actually have anyphalactic reactions. *sigh*
Just one more thing to consider when we talk about adding another babe to our family - which is still a huge IF anyway.
I just hope the offending stuff works its way out of my system and Roark's quickly. I hate seeing him so miserable and hate even more that I'm directly responsible.