Onto more good news:
Our beloved Amber came home with a very unattractive plastic collar around her neck. She was miserable and Toby thought she had a new toy and proceeded to bang bang bang the collar and try to rip it off her.
The good news is that she had a Grade 2 mast cell tumor and they got everything. Poor Ambie has a 10 inch row of stitches along her back, and a dip in her back where they took 3cm of muscle in the cut. She has been on anti-biotics and painkillers for the past week and a bit, and she has bounced back fine! We will have to check her for lumps and bumps as there is a 50% chance of another one popping up, but at this stage there is no need for radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
Is this the happiest boy in the world? Toby figured out how to drag his "special box" up to the cabinet, stand on it and get into the drawers. The pic is a month old, he has now figured out how to bite the child proof catches on the cabinet doors and get into all things of great goodness.
Enuff said, too early, the elaborate ladder and toddler seat is just a toy for now. It is a fabo toy cause one small boy can reach the toilet paper roll, pull off all the paper and stuff it down the dunny without even doing a wee-wee.
And finally ... our boy has been in his big bed for some time now, but we still have the mummy/daddy/baby cuddle up in the big bed. Please see below how this works for us. I am determined for new baby to go straight into a cot, and I am greatly worried about this as we always co-slept with Toby.
So, will I bond with new baby in the same way I could with Toby? If I banish new baby to a cot, will he feel unloved? Will we bond? Will I be a bad mummy for doing this? I seriously can't imagine having me, Bob, Toby and new baby in the one bed ... ah, the mother's guilt starts from the moment of conception!