Monday, August 29, 2011

Belly Laughs

Declan has been giggling for quite a while, but he finally had his first belly laugh yesterday. I was on the phone, and he was laying in front of me. Everytime I would speak, he would start cracking up. Once I got off the phone, I got the tail end of his laughing spree on video. Please excuse the horrible videography - I have to hide the phone from him or he becomes so distracted!

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bad momma

Yesterday was a rough day.
I had just gotten off my 30 hr shift, and I went to pick Declan up from Patricks parents. When we got home, I had just finished feeding him, and we were sitting on the couch. Declan was laying on the couch.

I turned my head for one second, and heard a loud thud. I looked over in a panic, already realizing what had just happened. Declan rolled off the couch, onto our hardwood floors.

I immediately scooped him up, and tried to console him. He cried for about 5 minutes, and then wanted to go to sleep. I put him in his carseat and drove him to LeBonheur.

By the time we got there, he was resting comfortably, and I was a wreck. The initial assessment by the nurses was that he was fine, but they were going to let the doctors take a look at him.

We were taken to a room, and Patrick met us there soon after. Declan perked up really quickly, and was having a good old time.

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We saw the resident first. I immediately recognized him, as I'm currently on my rotation at LeBonheur. He was great, and expressed no concern. The attending ED physician came in and saw him, and said we didn't need any imaging, as he appeared perfectly fine and there is always a risk to any imaging. What a relief!

By the time we were discharged, Declan was worn out!

I should say that I feel so guilty about this experience. I know that it can happen to anyone, but it doesn't make it any easier to see your baby in fear and pain. I will never forget the look on his face when I looked over and saw him on the floor!

One of the points that the physician made was that you should always be prepared a month ahead. If you think your babe is going to roll in the next month, be more careful leaving him on elevated places. If you think that he will crawl soon, don't leave anything dangerous on the floor.

So I hope this advice helps prevent some of my mommy friends from having a similar experience!

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Monday, August 1, 2011

My little room

This is where I've spent 3 nights in the last week:

Yes, it looks like a prison. Yes, it's the med student call room. And yes, it is creepy - it used to be a patient room before the new LeBonheur was built.

I have worked every day since last Monday, and 3 of those days have been 30 hr shifts.

To say that I am tired is an
understatement. I have developed a twitch in my left eye. My face looks like I'm a hormonal 16 year old with all of the cute zits that have appeared. And I've gained 3 lbs because I don't have time to work out, and hospital food is not healthy! This is not an easy life!

And worse of all, I miss my sweet boy sooo much!! I did get a chance to take a nap with him the other day:

That is quite possibly my favorite thing to do. He is just such a joy in my life, and thinking about his sweet face keeps me going!

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