Sunday, November 02, 2008

Ahhh the weekend is over.....

Oh, Okay...here I am....sorry for the absence. I don't know why I haven't been able to find time to blog, I guess just life. I have also been "spring" cleaning my house, and going through ALL my cupboards and such....which has been taking a lot of time. In fact I am still working on it.
Normally this evening I would be relaxing in front of the TV, taking advantage of my last evening of the weekend....back to work for hubby tomorrow :( Oh it is so sad that the weekends go so fast!!! BUT we got home late tonight, so my show that I normally watch is over so I figured I would take the time to blog and read a few.

We are home late tonight, cause we were at the hospital. We went to a close friends house for her son's first birthday, and since we were late getting there, there wasn't a whole lot of food left, so we took Gracie to McDonald's as a treat. Well while we were standing in line, she tripped (goofing off and hanging off my arm) and caught her arm in between my legs, twisted and landed on the floor. We thought she was OK, but throughout the meal we realized, after telling her to be a big girl and quit crying and making everyone look at us, that she wasn't moving her arm at all and when she did move it in the slightest it would send her off the deep end again.

Now a bit of background. When Gracie was 14 months old, she broke her arm....which in turn broke my heart. I had set her on a chair, and turned my back, and off the chair she came and landed just wrong, which broke both forearm bones. I do think that the poor kid gets flash backs, because whenever she hurts that arm, even slightly she gets super upset and wants to go and see Dr. _____. We thought too that this was one of those times.


Thank goodness we did take her to the hospital tonight though, by the time we got there she was screaming crying, which she never does, she usually just sucks it up. She was the most miserable thing ever. Thank God, it wasn't a broken arm but she did have a dislocated elbow. Anyone heard of such a thing?? I guess it is a tendon in there somewhere, and all the doc did was a violent twist and after about five minutes she was TOTALLY fine. It was amazing!!!

I am getting tired of my accident prone kid.....NO more hospitals!! Those few months when she had her cast on did me in for life! I don't mean to complain, I know that there are those who are at the hospitals for a lot longer and for much worse things, but in my own little world, and what I have experienced, I wouldn't want to be going back and forth a whole lot to the hospital. I feel for those that do have to. One good thing is Gracie really likes the doctor and going to the hospital, she isn't scared at all. ( Although after the doctor twisting her arm like that, I don't know!!)

Update on the smoking; I have been doing really well, two weeks on the patch and I have managed to keep it back to 1 a day, until this weekend......I kind of slid a bit backwards this weekend, but I fully intend to reboot and get back to that good place tomorrow morning. I really hate that feeling when you fail, and being on the patch has really shown me how "in your head" smoking is. I don't need nicotine, the patch gives me that.....and yet.....I crave a smoke so bad, I eventually cave in??? What is with that??? So I still need the prayers please!!

Hubby and I had a date yesterday!! My Niece has just taken her babysitting course, so we hired her for her first babysitting gig!! Chris and I went to a football game and then out for supper! We had a very nice time, although I do have to say it got kind of chilly watching the game :) The other downfall is we went to eat at Red Lobster, and I ALWAYS get sick.....last night was no exception. I was up hugging the porcelain bowl a few times.

What a weekend!!

That and with the time change, means BEDTIME!! Goodnight all!!

8 comments:

Jamie said...

Sorry to hear about all your troubles! Poor you!! Hope the week is better!!

My Goodness said...

Poor Gracie...I'm glad she's ok.

And you, hang in there on the smoking thing. You are doing great...don't beat yourself up when you slip, just get 'back on the horse'. You can do this...

JMBMOMMY said...

Oh my, I can't believe how easily this happened. Scary!!! Good job on your progress with smoking. Hang in there. Just like I can't overcome my addiction to unhealthy food--it takes Christ through me each and everyday!

andrea said...

yikes...what a whirlwind at your home! poor lil girl...hope she is doing well. How long will it take to fully heal? ...keep up the great work with the patch...you can do this!

Lizzie said...

Oh it is totally healed. The doctors twisting her arm hurt, but it snapped back into place and in five minutes or less, she was climbing on things, totally back to normal. It was quite amazing actually. Thank you all for the prayers regarding my bad habit!!! I really think it makes a difference!

Crystal said...

keep trying with kicking smoking...I've heard of a dislocated elbow, my brother used to get it ALL the time as a kid. The doctors finally showed my mom how to pop it back so she wouldn't have to take him to the hospital all the time....

Carrie said...

I hate that your date night ended in sickness.

Good work on the patch/smoking challenge. Keep up the good work.

I have often thought of placing my children in a plastic bubble to protect them. just kidding. I hope Gracie is doing better.

Amber said...

Smoking is such a tough thing to overcome. I applaud your efforts and don't be to hard on yourself--just keep going forward whenever you slip up.

And miraculously, we have never been to the hospital with our children. My husband, however, is another matter.

My story

Welcome to my blessed life!! Meet myself, a 32 year old stay at home momma. Meet hubby, who I have been married to for 14 years. We got married right out of high school, and while there have been many hardships, my husband is my best friend, and I wouldn't change a thing. We are living life with a 6 year old Grade oner, Gracie and 3 year old toddler, Alysha, which has its challenges, but we love every minute of it. God has blessed us with everything we need as well as tonnes of great friends and family.