I forgot to mention that the photo shoots went horribly. Well, not horribly. Two shots were taken of Mad, but we did not get a shot of Fynn at all; the photographer apparently only had that traditional Sears/Penney's "my baby can hold her head up" shot in mind. Fynn can hold her head up, she just hated the ridiculous positioning of the rest of her body. When I mentioned that I was hoping for something more creative (on the second day), the photographer suggested doing a silhouette of me holding Fynn in my arms with our faces close together. By then Fynn's sweet face was contorted in her efforts to tell me what for! I requested that my free 8 x 10 be made from one of Mad's shots from earlier in the week. Photog-girl had reformatted the disk. Thankfully I'd gotten some pictures of her that day.
I got a picture of Fynn after the second day... once she was out of her outfit and much more comfortable.
She was glad all the nonsense was over.
The photographer offered to reschedule again, but I declined.
Madelyn is becoming quite the big sister. This weekend she gave Fynn her first kisses. This evening she wanted to hold her. Yesterday morning she was all about the "milk in a bag" (whenever I pump she asks if I'm doing milk in a bag). She wanted to do it, too.
The exact quote was, "I doing milk in a bag. I make it for Baby Fynn. I need to switch sides." Who among us has gone that extra mile for their baby sister?
Yesterday one of my friends and her kids did not make it to the party. She's the same friend who just paid me back for her wedding attire. I got a call from her oldest daughter saying they were at the ER because L couldn't breathe and was having chest pains. Now, she's not a hypochondriac or overly dramatic person where health is concerned, but the thought did cross my mind that she might have been having an anxiety attack at the thought of seeing Nance again. They haven't seen one another since the wedding, and I believe Nance ended up footing the bill entirely for things that were going to be shared.
Turns out she was not having an anxiety attack. The doctors found a mass in her lung. It's small and they still have not determined if it's pneumonia, pleurisy or cancer. Who'd have thought I'd ever be hoping my friend has pneumonia? She had a fever today and her rationale is that you don't get a fever with cancer. Having watched Ken die from leukemia, I know that fevers happen, but I'm hoping she's right.