Sunday, October 19, 2008

Life as a parent






I went to Bullhead this week to see my old Dr. She was concerned that my tailbone was dislocated and not broken and sure enough that is what was going on. So basically my other Dr's advice of wait 3-6 months for it to heal would have done nothing. My old Dr adjusted it and although still tender, I think that there isan end in sight for my tailbone pain...yay!

Other sad news that happened while we were in Bullhead was my mom was back in Illinois for a business meeting and had amild heart attack. They found that the major right artery to her heart had a huge blockage in it. They were able to place a stint in it and she came home on Saturday after my dad flew out to get her. It has been an emotional roller coster in our household lately with this happening and our new little one. It really makes you realize how precious life can be. I never thought this kind of thing could happen to my mom, but am so grateful that she is doing well now. Thank you everyone for your prayers during this time.

As for our precious little girl, we had another Doctors appt on Friday. She is now 9lbs 6 ounces, 2 lbs bigger than her birth weight. We had a photo shoot last Saturday and will send out announcements and put the pics on the blog once we get the cd. I asked the Dr about some of her eating issues and unhappiness every night from about 10 until 130. Basically our daughter doesn't have a lot of content time during the day. He gave us some remedies for colic and recommended the book," The Happiest Baby on The Block". This book has been a lifesaver and has some really neat theories. For anyone who has had an abnormally fussy baby, I highly recommend it. It has been really hard for us to watch our sweet daughter struggle everyday with problems we don't feel we can solve, but now we think we might be getting a handle on things. Hopefully she can get some more rest now at night....I am starting to think that I won't be able to run on 4 or 5 hours of sleep anymore. I know it will get better.

Here are some more pics of Emma with her cousins and her Uncle Jordan who came and gaveus some great help for a few days.

8 comments:

Brian, Jeni, Nat, and Stephen said...

she is a doll! And I want you to know that it does get better... and I have just now come to realize that even though your nights are rough and days rougher with no hubby around to help out, it will pass. I PROMISE! You are doing great!

Elizabeth and Dan said...

Glad to hear things with the tail bone are going better. I forget if I already said this, but I had a roommate break her tail bone and she was sitting on a donut pillow for over a year!

I'm sorry to read that about your mom. I'm glad she's doing well, though!

Tollestrup Family said...

Oh April - tailbones are the worst! I broke mine falling down the stairs when I was pregnant with my 3rd baby. It was not a fun recovery! I did sit on a donut for a few months but the best thing I found were cortisone shots right where it hurts. Now it is very humiliating to get this shot but oh so worth it! Good luck!

The Davenports said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom! But I'm glad Emma is doing so well and that that book seems to be helping! That also really stinks about your tail bone...yuck. So, when is the baby blessing?!?!? :)

Heidi Davies said...

I can't wait to meet Emma this weekend!

Kylee said...

i am glad to hear that things are getting a little better for you!! if you ever want to do something, call me!!

Mara Crosby said...

oh man, I am so sorry about her fussiness, i have heard that it is really bad. We are definitely praying for you. She still has so much dark hair, just like her mommy.

Jason and Mandy Prince said...

Our friends sent us a link to a video (frm their blog) on The Happiest Baby on the Block and it was wonderful and we've had great success with Savannah-it was amazing! Glad your mom is doing better. Happy Day ~Mandy

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