I am a worrier. I have always been a worrier. My worry list increased exponentially upon conception of Linus. It did not decrease in any way upon his birth. Instead one set of worries were traded for another. Here's what's on my worry list right now.
- Anemia- Linus has tested mildly anemic at both his 12 month and 18 month appointments despite the fact that he eats a super healthy diet. He is also not a light eater so I don't know what gives. He is now taking a multivitamin with iron every day, but I worry it will be something more.
- Expressive Language- The kiddo hasn't had much increase in his expressive language since around 12 months. This REALLY worries me though his doctor keeps reassuring me that some kids develop physically first (i.e. climbs, runs, rides a bike, etc). Think that stopped me from worrying? Think again.
- I need to make blankets for my little nephew Jackson. I'm worried he's going to grow up before I ever get them done.
- I haven't sent Christmas thank you notes. I worry that my relatives think I'm a horrible, ungrateful, lazy family member. I WILL get to to them sometime, I haven't forgotten.
- Although it is over 6 months away, I'm worried about celebrating Linus's 2nd birthday while pissing off as few people as possible.
- I'm worried President Obama won't live up to the dreams of his supporters (including me).
- I'm pretty sure the economy is on everybody's worry list and that knowledge is if not reassuring at least comforting.
- Hip replacement surgery is in my immediate future. I have an old cheerleading injury that bothers me often. (Yes, I was a cheerleader. Yes, you can get injuries from it. Stop laughing.)
- That I'm not doing enough to be "green". This one is also on my guilt list.
- I fret that my husband may have no hair remaining in 5 years because he worries too much (or because of genetics, whatever).
- I have yet to take any steps towards placing Linus in a "Parent's Morning Out" program because I worry that his abundant energy and thirst for life might drive a non-family caregiver to hurt him.
So, what's on your worry list? Please tell me that I'm not the only one with a list a mile long. What do you do to keep forging ahead amongst all these worries?