Sunday, May 14, 2017
Stats: 15 lbs. (5%), 27.75 in. (50%), head circumference (24%)
She's learned: to crawl and to shake her head no
She likes: table food, self feeding, Daddy, baths, peek a boo, her bottle, toys, the baby jumper, going on dates with just mom and dad, playing with her siblings, jumping on the trampoline (done softly with Dad or siblings) and baths
She dislikes: being alone and baby food
Things about her/she does that makes us laugh: pats your back when you pick her up, snorts when she's excited, sticks out her tongue, squeals, baby babbles, toothy smiles and big belly laughs
Friday, May 12, 2017
Brody was playing on the floor with Violet one night and rolled her over from her belly to her back. Her arm got stuck behind her and she cried out loudly. She kept crying and wouldn't move her arm, so we figured her elbow had come out of socket again. Greg and I couldn't get it back into place, so Greg took her to instacare. The doctor also couldn't get it back into place, so he sent her to get x-rays. Violet came back from the scans happy and moving her arm, so we all assumed the x-ray technician popped the elbow back into place, which is exactly what had occurred the last time her elbow dislocated. Imagine my surprise when the next day I received a call from the radiologist saying Violet had a fractured arm. We immediately took her into instacare to get her arm in a splint and then later that week took her to Primary Children's Hospital for a cast.
She did not like the splint, and got very frustrated with it. The cast hasn't bothered her at all. In fact, she sometimes plays with it by banging it against things, or chews on the soft wrap underneath the hard cast.
Brody felt awful for hurting her. He loves her so much and was crushed that he had injured her. That night as I was trying to comfort him, he didn't even want to be hugged. He just wanted to be alone and cry. It broke my heart. I've never had a child not want to be comforted before; it was a very adult reaction. Brody was a little nervous to touch her for a couple days after the accident, but is now back to himself. Brody and all the other kids signed her cast and drew hearts on it.
She only has to wear the cast for three weeks. She's so small and petite, the cast draws a lot of attention and sympathy from others. I was pretty upset about it for the first few days, and got teary eyed just about every time I looked at her. I just hate when my kids are hurting; I don't handle it well. I'm grateful for a level headed husband who is always ready to steps up and help out.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Palmer chose to have a basketball themed party this year. We had 20 kids here for the party and a lot of extended family came by too. Everyone in attendance signed a basketball for Palmer to keep as a memento.
We served pizza, vegetables and dip and cheeseballs for lunch.
We played reverse charades with basketball terms, pass the ball (played like hot potato) and red rover (I tied this one in to the theme because basketball players are traded to different teams). Red rover was really fun, but a bit more dangerous than I had anticipated. We had to eventually end the game because I was afraid someone was going to break an arm, or get whiplash!
Palmer was spoiled with presents. Some of his favorites were: a fidget spinner, fighting robots, Snap Circuits, a kids cookbook, a remote control car, and of course money. We are taking him to see Dan TDM Live in August for his gift. He is a big fan of Dan and had been watching intently to see if he was coming to Salt Lake on tour. He announced his tour dates, and Salt Lake was not on the list. Greg and I thought we were off the hook, haha! Then he added a few shows, Salt Lake included and Palmer was jumping off the walls, he was so exited about it.
Thanks family and friends who came to celebrate Palmer's 9th birthday with us! The party was a great success and the birthday boy had a wonderful time!