Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Rough day

Today was Miss Hailey's 1 yr. checkup, finally. She weighs 20 lbs 6 oz. even though she eats like a pig(I was told to cut back on her milk intake, since what I'm giving her is too many calories for her age) and she's 28 and 1/2 inches long...only 1/2 inch growth from her last well-check! She's gonna be a shorty like her mommy. She got her shots, which of course she didn't like. Then he sent us over for an xray because her right hip is clicking. I've been worried about that for a while now, since her hips pop all the time and she took so long to show any interest in walking. Plus her little fat folds up by her hooha are a bit uneven, and that can be a bad sign also. I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but I was born with congenital hip dysplasia and it's hereditary. I was so paranoid when I found out I was having a girl that I would pass it on to her. The funny thing is, since she's started walking some I haven't even thought about it anymore really and then he says she needs an xray and it just caught me off guard. So we go over to get the xray and of course the lady just left for lunch and won't be back for another 45 minutes. So I left, ran by work on the other side of town to tell them what was going on because I couldn't find the phone number, and then went all the way back and put her through more torture. She was not happy when we left. I took her back to the sitters to see how she'd act when we got there. If she was clingy, I was taking her home. But she was fine, ready to eat. She played outside and ate great and napped for 1 and 1/2 hrs, and then ate a ton when I got her home. I gave her a bath and put on her pjs and started folding some towels. And what does she do? She takes a dive off her rocking horse, landing on her head. She never does that, so she had to be really tired. I scooped her up and rocked her and sang to her, and after about 10 minutes she fell asleep. I could tell she was ready for bed, so I laid her in her crib...and it was only 7:15! Hopefully she'll sleep all night and feel ok tomorrow. So far she hasn't had a fever and I haven't had to give her any medicine. My poor baby. I hope she has a better day tomorrow, and that she doesn't have any reactions to the shot a week or 2 from now like they warned she could.

I need to note that she can say another short sentence now..."All done." And I don't know if I noted before that she can also say nana and fish. I need to update the list.

Tonight Hailey pulled the round tin out of the box in the kitchen. She likes to pull it out. Tonight she picked up her wooden spoon and started using the tin like a drum, then the leg of her high chair, then the floor...listening to all the different sounds it made. It was so cute. She was in the kitchen by herself while I sorted laundry in the bedroom, and I heard her banging so I went to see what was going on...it was cute to walk into the kitchen to her drumming away. Another thing she's done the past few days...we have these foam fireplace edge guard things up on the corners of our walls along the front hallway...one keeps falling off for some reason, and apparently this bugs Hailey. She'll pick it up and try to put it back up on the corner. When I help her put it back on the corner she pushes on it like I do. It's the cutest thing. She pushes all up and down the long foam pad to get it to stick. Mommy's little helper. Speaking of little helper. She LOVES to help me unload the dishwasher. Tonight she unloaded her basket of nipples and lids etc. into another basket up on the counter. She stood on the door to the dishwasher like usual and took the caps and nipples out of the basket one by one and transferred them to the new basket on the counter. Such a big helper! I praised her, of course. Gosh I just love her to pieces. She's too stinking cute.

My mom's staying with me the rest of the week since D's leaving. And he's sick, like coughing up gunk sick, so I feel really bad for him. He's not going to play well feeling so crappy. At least it's his last tournament this season, and then he'll be home more this summer and he'll be able to work more too and get more sleep.

I'm about to crash, I'm so tired. I busted my butt tonight doing laundry, unloading and reloading the dishwasher, picking the living room up, handwashing some dishes/bibs etc. plus taking care of Hailey. I'm beat.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Glad to hear that Hailey is feeling better. I hope that all goes well with her hip. Getting xrays on little ones is no fun!