New cold is now a sinus infection! And with sore gums, I feel like there could even be a tooth abscess. Oh, fucking yay! I'm giving the antibiotic a couple more days to kill this shit in my sinus cavity and if the pain and pressure isn't gone, I'll go see a dentist. Who can't do an x-ray to see what's in there. He would just have to poke and prod blindly. Sweet! I've had a million rabbit-hole-esque nightmares over the last few days imagining a root canal or tooth extraction without analgesics during or after the procedure (what am I allowed to have in first trimester besides useless-as-a-TicTac-Tylenol? Can they use novocaine? Would I be subjected to medieval barber-ish torture?). I've been taking sudafed for the sinus pressure but since I can only take half doses, it is a slooooow process of getting better. Crikey.
And finally the work on our master (only full) bath is done (I was dealing with that during the flu and the new mystery illness AND while trying to work -- good times), but now comes the negotiation over a ridiculous 70%-over-budget surprise invoice. Unh-uh. You got some 'splainin' to do. The contractor and his subcontracted plumber have sent us invoices that overlap a whole lot and they're both trying to say, "He went that-a-way." My advice: contractors are dicks. That's not advice really, but it's truth. They never even installed our new shower head (they left the temporary Motel 6-quality shower head in place) and they did not clean up the dry wall dust (which my doctor actually thinks is what is keeping me sick -- bonus!) AND the new tub has a removable front panel (to access plumbing) that needs some minor repair and clean-up from shipping damage and the contractor just told us to deal with it ourselves. Should I bill him for my time? Home improvement is over-fucking-rated. At least Jackson digs the new bathtub. It's like a little pool for him. So, a win in the end.
And Bebe Zwei is doing great. I apologize to him/her every day for still being sick and being such a miserable host, but s/he is hanging in there just fine. I guess zygotes are hearty. I just made my first OB appointment for 10 weeks, which is in 1.5 weeks. What. Wow. It will be the first one KB can attend, as all the RE appointments and ultrasounds were early while Jackson was still asleep (hard to get a babysitter at 6:30am and explain why you have a doctor's appointment when the sun isn't up yet). So this will be the first live ultrasound experience for KB with this baby. I doubt it matters as much to him (or any dude) but I'm glad he can be there. Then he'll be there for the 19-week scan and is off the hook until labor. Except for all the housecleaning and laundry I hope he'll help with, good chap that he is.
And as for my on-the-outside kid, Jackson is actively transitioning to the toddler room at school. He LOVES it. I mean, they have play-doh. So. He also likes pushing the swiffer around the classroom. They teach kids to clean! Hell, yeah. Sunday mornings in our house are gonna be all about swiffering from now on. Best game ever. He's adjusting well to the more structured eating and napping times, and I've heard no reports of any problems with the older kids (up to age 3). My bebe is growing up. He can say the words turtle and purple and potato. What a guy.