1.) Our toddler had to have her leg reset. Basically this is completely normal and just happens in certain cases but her leg wasn't healing straight. So they had to straighten it. Which in adults means either surgery or a local anesthetic. For toddlers? They tell them to be brave and then pull the bone straight while they put a new cast on. Exactly as painful as it sounds. So yeah... THAT happened. Luckily my kid is tough as nails. She was SO brave and handled it SO well. Also luckily she has a mom that believes in the Power of Painkillers and made damn sure she had a full dose of her baby codeine before the appointment. It was still all kinds of awful, though.
|Don't let my love of sparkly things and tulle fool you. I am BRAVE and STRONG.|
|Baby is only the size of a honeydew and therefore NOT READY TO COME OUT YET.|
3.) Our toddler had (has?) the flu. Poor thing woke up yesterday with the whole flu package o' fun. Vomiting, fever, etc. I basically dodged this parental bullet, though, seeing as I was still in the not on solid foods yet phase of recovery. Also anytime I got close enough to help Matt yelled at me to get out b/c "the smell is going to make you start puking again!" So my role was relegated to Find and Kill the Source of the Puke Smell*** later on in the day while Matt got stuck with the...er... chunky... parts. So yeah... THAT happened. Luckily our toddler possesses magical kid healing powers and by lunch was completely recovered and asking for PIZZA. She had a rough night again last night*** but now already seems fine. So... who knows. I'm definitely holding off on the pizza until I'm sure she's fully recovered, though.
Life around here just keeps getting funner doesn't it?
|As long as I have a doggie to snuggle with and some crayons to color with I'm good. Now where's that PIZZA?|
*Long story involving a NCAA tournament style bracket system but our second child is currently being called by the name of the Roman General who defeated Hannibal in the Punic War. My friends are geeks.
** "False Labor" is one of those medical terms that I'd like to smack the person who came up with. Because "False" Labor sucks just as much as "True" labor. It just sucks differently. It's painful but a different kind of painful. And there's nothing "false" about that.
*** Big Shout Out to Woolite Foaming Upholstery Cleaner. That stuff is AMAZING. I discovered it originally in my quest to get red wine stains out of the couch. Oh how life has changed.
**** Everyone warns you when you're going to be a parent about all of the laundry. You know what they don't warn you about? The really gross loads you will do at 4AM.