Monday, September 27, 2010

3-Months Old

JSW had his 3-month check-up. He is 14 pounds, 4 ounces, and he is 25.75 inches long! He is smiling, laughing, and making sounds. He coos and ahs. He rolls halfway over and really loves to kick and look around.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Same Size

The girls are about the same size now; Elizabeth is a little taller and Helen weighs a little more. Their feet are the same size, I think. A new school year has brought about a lot of changes. New schedules, new friends, and new challenges are making for a busy month.

Friday, September 03, 2010

First Day of Kindergarten

This Wednesday, September 1, we sent our eldest daughter to her first day of elementary school. It was newly renovated school, everything was picture perfect, and she was ready to go. No tears were shed.

In the midst of the excitement of the first day of school, we had another event. When Elizabeth returned to me after three-and-a-half hours of fun times, her finger and hand were bruised and swollen. Apparently, she had also had a bloody nose at the same time she had fallen on the steps of the play structure, and no one noticed her hand (even when she opted to color her picture and write her name left-handed)!

In the meantime, DH had lost a crown and had visited the dentist. Since the crown had fallen off into the bathroom sink (and gone down the drain, of course), DH attempted to retrieve, taking apart the plumbing in the process. So I was calling the pediatrician and the plumber at about the same time.

Films showed that Elizabeth had indeed fractured the metacarpal beneath the ring finger of her right hand. I bandaged it up as best I could and we waited for a call from Children's Hospital. It pays to be persistent, and we met with the orthopedic surgeon that Thursday, then squeezed her in for a Friday surgery to align and pin the bone back into place.

Elizabeth was such a brave girl. Grandma and Grandpop helped out by hosting Helen and John (along with DH) while Elizabeth and I went to surgery. It's tough taking such a little one into such a procedure, but she came through just like Elizabeth always does. Helen, however, seems a little put out with all the attention that her big sis is getting.