25 months to be exact and I still cant believe it. I surprise myself a little every time i say i have a 2 year old. Thinking, "No i have a baby". But then i turn around and see this little adventurous, wild and crazy, FEARLESS, tough, little girl standing in front of me, and realize that I no longer have a baby.
It still seems like yesterday i have doing skin to skin in the hospital. because she was so small.
Now all 22 lbs of her still wants to sleep like that when she doesn't feel well, or when she is super tired, and although at times it drives me nuts, most of the time im so grateful that she still want to be my baby from time to time.
As you can see in the first picture, she has a cast on her arm. As you all now my baby is adventurous. And if mommy or daddy tell her "to slow down, stop running, dont jump off of that..." it send a trigger in her brain to do so even more. I truly believe that one day she will be in the x-games or an american gladiator, because she seems designed for extreme sports. I have repeatedly told Lani not to climb over the back of the couch. 1.Its dangerous. 2. we have tile floors so that would be a pretty sever fall.
So it should not have been to my surprise that when i left the movie room with her eating chicken and cheecharoni(macaroni), and watching the Grammys, while i went to get my plate, that i would return to find that she was hanging over the corner of the couch trying to throw food at Bella who was behind it.
my 3rd thought was the lift under the back couch and how a fall from that corner would have been horrible. So i run to catch her as she is falling, and grab her by the arm. She screamed and pulled away from me, and i assume that she is being her usual feisty self, but when she started to cry i knew something was wrong, and we headed to the hospital.
When we took her to the ER, for what we thought was nurse maid's elblow (we've been there before) or some other minor injury, turned out to be a hairline fracture, with swelling at the elbow... OH My GOSH... Can we say heart broken??? I cant think of the last time i cried this much. Especially when the doctors repeatedly questioned us about how this happened, or asked us to remove her clothes, so he could "compare her arms". In my heart as a mother I knew what he was implying, and that we had some how hurt our child. And While i know his job is to act in the best interest of the patient, it broke my heart that someone thought i might hurt my baby. All the while, Lani is being a total trooper. Other than screaming and fighting when the x-ray tech came in, she was so brave, and didnt even cry when they put her cast and sling on. (I didnt even realize they made them that small. ) The next day when we went to see the ortho specialist, he assured me that she was not the first toddler to break her arm, and it might not been from me catching her, and asked "has she fallen lately?"
"Oh only 10-12 times a day!"
We go to the follow up on Monday, and will get either her hard cast, or a brace, depending on what the x-ray show. So keep her in your prayers. And i will keep you posted