This 4th, we just did a few backyard fireworks. The girls loved taking turns lighting things with Dad and their sparklers.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
On July 3rd while getting ready for bed, Jon picked Abby up off the floor to put her in bed and dislocated her arm. Poor girl was so brave when we went to urgent care for x-rays and then the doctor popped it back in place. Poor Jon felt terrible too, even though it was an accident. Once we were at the medical center, they gave Abby morphine to help ease her pain for the x-rays. They warned us it would probably make her sleepy, but apparently Abby just gets silly. She wanted us to make funny faces in my phone. Silly girl. Luckily her injury wasn't anything more serious, it was right as rain by the 5th.
Then came her first bath in a bathtub. She was not a huge fan. she only calmed down when I got her out and all cozy in her towel.
While Grandma was here she had her 50th birthday! We tried to celebrate big for her! We went to a wonderful Mexican restaurant and got to have them sing a special song for Grandma. The beauty of it is that I did not know but when my Grandma turned 50 she was visiting my Mom, and they took her to a mexican place and got a picture of her with the sombrero too! Its destiny.
For Father's day we got Dad a new waffle iron (cause around here he is the only one who uses it!), a new pillow, a new shirt and we made him cakes. The girls have been playing a game on the kindle that is a strawberry shortcake baking game. So I decided to make the game real life and let them make Dad shortcakes. So they had a blast spreading cool whip and decorating the cakes with fruit and sprinkles. Then each girl revealed their creation to a very excited Dad. He then insisted they taste their cakes with him. Of course the rest of us had to make cakes to eat too. It was a fun way to celebrate such an awesome Dad.
I sent Jon out to buy a pacifier, and this is the one he chose, because her nursery is giraffe themed. I thought it was adorable!
Jane was a sweet tempered baby, and we all love her!
Then we went back to the doctor for Jane's one week weight check. I was shocked to find out that she had lost a full pound since coming home from the hospital making her 7lbs 4 oz. Considering she was born 8lbs 14oz, that was lots of weight loss! The doctor was worried and told me to start supplementing with formula and a bottle after every feeding to try and get her as full as possible. He also sent us to an ENT specialist to fix her tongue tie. Poor girl got her tongue clipped the next day and was supposed to help her eat more efficiently. Sadly it didn't make an immediate difference. THEN the same day she had her tongue clipped the pediatrician called to ask us to come into his office that afternoon. Turns out there was something irregular in her newborn blood work that we needed to further test. The doctor sent us to the hospital to get blood drawn for further testing. Then a few days later we got a letter from the hospital telling us that her newborn screen showed she may be lacking a growth hormone, so we had to go back to the doctor and get more blood drawn for more tests! Poor baby! In the end it all came back negative--so it was a happy ending, but a stressful 2 weeks. I was so grateful my mom was here to watch the older girls so I wasn't taking all 3 kids to all of Jane's appointments.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
The next morning she was brought back to me fully off oxygen. I was so happy to have her back! But I wasn't able to relax, since there were still some concerns about her health. She showed some signs of problems and failed her hearing test. That was just the start of the medical journey poor Jane had to go through.