Thursday, September 4, 2008

Where did we leave off.....

Let's see....

Sedona has learned to blow kisses. She makes the smacking noise and everything. Tooooo cute. She is picking up signs left and right (no pun intended)--cracker (for animal cracker), hot, bath, thank you, please, eat, drink. And the ever effective "sign" for I AM BEING HORRIBLY MISTREATED AND THIS IS NOT WHAT I WANTED!!!!!---screaming and banging her head on the floor (yes, we're still doing that).

Can't believe I forgot to write about Sierra's finger. You can tell a kid ten million times to keep their fingers out of the door, but it just doesn't click. So, yeah, she stuck her fingers in the door. Let me tell you, nothing creates as much adrenalin (really, nothing....not even having your water break and knowing you're in labor) as being in another room and hearing a door slam, then, half a second later, hearing your child let out a long, blood curdling scream. Turns out she stuck her fingers in the hinge side of the door and the door got completely closed before anyone knew what had happened. Now, this is the child that can fall down on concrete, fall face first into a step and bust her lip, gash her foot open on a piece of metal, etc, etc... and not cry for more than 5 minutes. She kept crying. She started shaking. Momma decided it was time for a trip to the doc. Only her middle finger got smashed real good. The doc said it could be a tuft fracture (the last bone in her finger crushed) but there was no point in putting her through an x-ray since they wouldn't do anything for it anyway. I'm gonna say it's broken, though not horribly, b/c the first few days were real dicey---waking up crying, crying if you just brushed the tip of her finger, and consistently not using it (you know how kids can be dramatic, but then they'll forget and act normal, she never did that). She is using it more now and saying it feels better, but I notice she still favors it a bit. She will most likely lose the finger nail. There was blood under the nail about 3/4's of the way down and that ended up all getting washed out, so it doesn't look all black and yucky, but you can tell it's not attached except for in one tiny spot. Glad we took her into the doctor, he said it's a common to end up with a staph infection after a crushed finger injury and if the bone is fracture, the infection can set up in the bone. So, she got preventative antibiotics and a good lecture about washing her hands really really good (even though the soap kinda hurt at first). She's mostly fine now. And just so you know, if you need medical tape that a preschooler will keep on, they make some that's printed with princesses and another that's printed with cars---worked great.

In other news, planning to do the Hi-Fi Tri in October (the sprint distance). I won't be winning any medals, but have been biking and running for about a week now and seem to be getting back into the endurance thing quite easily, so I think my goal of "just finishing" is totally attainable ;-) Though I will say, on today's bike ride, I fell down for the very first time. I was waiting for a car to go by and unclipped one foot, realized my bike was leaning the other way, unclipped the other foot and quickly put it down. Well, biking shoes are super super slick, so that foot just slid out from under me and I kinda ended up doing the splits. Embarrassing, but funny, but I wasn't hurt at all, which is always nice. Bonus, the chain came off the gears and since my cycling guru (aka Josh) was along for the ride, he was able to give me a "field lesson" on how to get the chain back on in about 5 seconds--good to know.

And funny event of the day. We actually had cool weather this morning. It was one of those days were it was cooler outside than inside, so I left the doors and windows open all morning. At one point, I was sitting in the living room and kept hearing a funny high pitched sound. Walked into the kitchen to find a bird sitting on my table!! Poor thing was terrified and kept flying into the window (yes, the open window---and there are those make it yourself paint/cling decorations on the window too---still kept flying into the part where the window is instead of the big gaping open space). I tried to shoo it out with a broom. Shooing didn't go well---it flew over and perched on the fridge. Further shooing just made matters worse, it kept getting farther and farther away from the window. I finally gave up and closed the door between the kitchen and the living room--when I turned around it was gone. I never heard it leave, but I sure hope it did. Otherwise, I have a victim of a little birdie heart attack somewhere above my cabinets....

1 comment:

Erin said...

lol... I like watching birds take baths...

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