Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Our budding artist...
She's tracing her hand in this one...
Shopping at the grocery store...
Driving the police car...
Playing in the water...
Flattening a penny...
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
So...Monday was all fun and games during our family outing to the Houston Astros baseball game until a very unwelcome case of Nursemaid's elbow or radial head subluxation happened to rear its ugly head. We were on our way back to the car after the game, swinging Miya by her arms between us. I quit playing, and since Jacob was still holing on when Miya tried to sit down, a one arm pull suddenly brought the fun to an end. Miya couldn't use her right arm at all, but we were able to get her home, bathed and in bed with only intermittent crying and frequent "Hurt arm" or "Ouchy elbow" comments from Miya.
We figured out what had happened using the trusty ol' internet, and when Miya woke up crying at 2am, Dr. Michelle went in and bravely attempted to "fix" the problem. Yes...all by myself. If anyone is shocked and/or apalled by this, know that I was fully prepared to take her to the emergency room, but hey - she had gone right to bed, and turning her hand over seemed like a pretty simple procedure to me, Especially since I was 99% sure that what had happened really was nuresmaid's elbow. Perhaps it will comfort you to know that I practiced on Jacob first. :)
I read this during my internet search:
- While supporting the radial head, the forearm is supinated or pronated and flexed at the same time. A "click" will be heard or felt.
- After the "reduction", the child will immediately use the arm. There is no indication for immobilization and rarely are analgesics necessary.
I chose to hyperpronate since it's evidently more successful than supination (I even remembered what these terms meant from my anatomy classes...amazing!), and I immediately heard a glorious POP! Miya rolled over and immediately went right back to sleep. The next morning, she used her arm just like normal, although I found myself being extra careful with her when we played.
Thank goodness it wasn't something more serious, and that we didn't have to make her suffer through the night/day until we could get her to a real doctor. I'm considering med school now...I think I have some definite potential.
Here are a few pictures from the game. Miya took the first one (in case you couldn't tell). She's quite a talented photographer, don't you think?
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Everyone comments on her unusual exercise routine, so I thought I'd catch it on video more than once...she still does this every day!
I like to think her early obsession with her abs has to do with her umbilical hernia. Her pediatrician said that the hernia would go away (hopefully) as her stomach muscles strengthened. Go, girl, go!
This photo is from Feb 7, at a month old, where you can see the hernia pretty clearly.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Miya got to ride a horse, float the river (evidently she cried the whole time…I was on baby duty, but I can just imagine how fun that was for everyone in the raft!), go fishing, blow endless amounts of bubbles, feed the ducks, go on “adventures” with her cousins, eat lots of “treats”, and play in the water. She was in toddler heaven, let me tell you!
We visited with our good friends Emily and Andy in Provo for a couple of days. We managed to wake up before 6am every morning (sorry Emmy and Andy) because of the time change, but we had a great time. Thanks for sharing your space with us!
We also spent a couple of days with grandma up in Ogden before driving down with her to the family reunioin. I sure love my grandma! She always has a quick smile, laughs a lot, and is so much fun to spend time with. We spent one afternoon at the dinosaur park, and had a ball!
There was a little excavation site where Miya found some dinosaur eggs.
Miya did not want to leave grandma's house the day we flew home. The conversation went like this:
Me: "Don't you want to go home and see daddy?"
Miya: "I want grandma's home." Me: "We get to fly on an airplane today. That'll be fun."
Miya: (Trying to convince me her idea was better.) "Ride a airplane to grandma's home."
Honestly, I was also quite reticent to leave my Utah mountains, but the thought of seeing Jacob again outweighed my outdoorsy need to commune with nature (Houston summers are not outdoor-friendly...sadly).
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Why is it that they always spit up for the camera?
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Cute, cute, and cuter.
These pictures were taken at the end of May, and shortly thereafter, most of Emi's hair fell out...except for a little mohawk action on the top of her head...what's with my girls ending up with infant mohawks anyway?? Not much has grown back, and we're hoping that she doesn't follow in Miya's footsteps (hairsteps?) and wait until she's almost 2 to start growing some more.
By the way, this picture was taken the first time we gave Emi rice cereal (June 24th) and she gobbled it right up!
Miya loves to brush the goats,
and always requests to ride the carousel and see the elephants.
There is a petting zoo and playground, and even a little water park section where kids can run around and get wet (obviously she loves that, too. Still a little water baby!). Houston really does have a great zoo - the membership is definitely worth it!