Thursday, January 28, 2010

8 Months and an arm update

Just to let you know, there is a picture of Aislynn's arm after her arm update at the bottom of this post-so if you are squeamish or get grossed out easily, don't look! I will post a warning before the picture:)
**Okay, I tried to make a big space before the picture, but when I publish the post, it moves it up...so don't look after the picture of her in the bath if you don't want to see her boo boo**
Here is a picture from our picnic yesterday. I think this is the best I will ever get at both of them looking at the camera at the same time and smiling! It is still cute though:) Aislynn is going to miss Lillian so much, she was telling the nurse at the doctor's office about her best friend Lillian moving to Utah:( The little man is 8 months today-eek! It was a little harder to get pictures since he moves around more now:) He really wasn't into sitting in the rocker for long. A little about Kieran at 8 months:
  • is crawling-seems like each day he adds on another little forward movement, he will be fully moving pretty good soon!
  • has 3 teeth-one of his top teeth came in a couple days ago and the one right next to it looks like it will pop through pretty soon
  • is in size 3 diapers and 6-9/6-12 month clothes
  • eats 3 solid meals a day and loves puffs (he gets SOOOOO excited just seeing the container!). I have tried offering him little pieces of banana, but he wasn't into it...just liked playing with it:)
  • is getting more vocal...babbling more and more and varying his voice inflection. Just like his sister, when Shaun is talking, he starts babbling really loud, hee hee!
  • when he is sleepy, he says "mmmmm" "mmmm" and buries his head into my chest
  • loves to play...his favorite toys are a little radio that plays music and lights up, his little teething giraffe that squeaks, and a little Leap Frog activity table that has different things to do on it (that used to be Aislynn's and we took the legs off so he can reach it-once he can pull up, we will put the legs back on)
  • is starting to get more interested in books...I've been incorporating books into his bedtime routine. Sometimes he looks, but sometimes he just tries to eat the books:) What's funny, is that I started with the touch and feel type books, so now he feels the pages of all the books:)

And here are more pictures:

Being able to get around a little better means you can get stuck in weird places...like under the crib:)
So now Aislynn's arm update. She got her cast off today and didn't have to get another one, YAY!!! She was so brave. The weird saw thing they used to get her cast off made her a little nervous, but she did good during that. Once her cast was off, she could see the pins sticking out and the bandages over her scar from the surgery and her voice got all wavery, poor honey, she was trying to be such a brave girl!! She didn't like getting the x-rays taken either b/c I couldn't be there holding her hand. When the doctor took the pins out, she was nervous, and then he squeezed where they were to get the goop out and she started crying then. But then she got that all wrapped up and was better. The doctor said that her arm is about 75% healed, and he showed me on the x-ray where it was still broken, but he said it was MUCH MUCH better (only Shaun saw the original x-ray). He said that kid's bones heal much faster and he wanted the pins out so her arm won't get infected and she needs to start moving her elbow. She is supposed to wear her sling for 1-2 weeks so that she will be more cautious while wearing it and it will slow her down. The doctor said no playgrounds or anything like that for 6 weeks (our follow up appointment) and that as long as she doesn't fall on it, it should heal up nicely. So that's that! Glad she is out of the cast now! One of the first things she wanted to do was take a good long bath so she could play!!!***Now don't scroll down if you don't want to see her boo boo****

This is the best picture I could get. The 2 white dots on her elbow are the holes where the pins were and you see her incision from the surgery. I took the butterfly bandages off after her bath and cleaned up the dried blood and the scar is not *that* bad. Her poor little arm:( It is skinnier than the other one and her skin is so dry where the cast was. She got a little upset when we were at home because her arm was itching so bad and I think she thought that would stop once the cast was off. We got some lotion to moisturize and relieve the itchiness. Her arm feels soft too, definitely lost some muscle tone, but I know that will all change pretty quickly!

3 comments:

Scrap Candy said...

such a mood wrenching post...losing friends to distant places, happy baby smiles and on the go moves, trying times with medical procedures...ah, so is life, huh? I'm just glad that there are people like you taking time to record it all.

Rileysmom said...

I don't think her scar looks bad at all! What a brave girl though, give her a hug from us...and you still need to move to Tally :) Or i guess we could move to the beach :)

Brynne said...

poor honey but I bet having no cast is such a relief for her, thats my brave peanut :)