Poor baby girl fell on the sharp corner of an open dresser drawer and cut her lip real good. I called Jeff and he rushed home very fast (record time for him, he only had to run a few red lights). He arrived home and grabbed Dantzel to take her to our pediatrician's office down the road a ways. Little did he know he would be doing some off-roading, like going down in a ditch and up and around a semi (stuck in the ditch). Thank goodness they were in the truck. They got to the Dr. office and they immediately got her in, and the Dr looked at it and said I can't do this, you need to take her to Dell Children's Hospital. I guess matching up the lip line can be pretty tricky. Jeff got Dantzel back in the truck and she got mad at him for doing her buckle, she likes to do it herself, but come on baby girl, right now? She was so tough.
They got to the hospital and I arrived shortly after. They gave her some medication via nose spray that was supposed to relax her so they could do the stitches, well that did not work. The medication made her angry, she did not want us to touch her or doing anything for her, like help her figure out the toys they had given her. She was really happy to see me when I walked in the door, she said "good morning mommy" but she would hit me every time I tried to touch her or hold her. They ended up having to start an IV and give her medications to sedate her. It was so sad seeing my little girl like that. She got three stitches and shortly woke up from the sedation saying "hi gapa"(grandpa) and begging for food. "popcorn, pancakes, strawberries, bananas" poor girl doesn't skip meals too often, this was the worst part for her, 7 hours without eating.
It was a pretty traumatic day for all of us, but Dantzel did so great and was up and about, good as new the next day.
Waiting for stitches.
Sedated, so sad.
Ready to go home.
This picture was taken 3 hours after stitches, it has healed very nicely.
People frequently see me with my kiddos and stop to say, "wow, you are busy". Yes it's true, these babies keep me running. I have found waking up before the kids keeps me a step ahead of the game, which I need. We seem to go through dull mundane weeks, and weeks with adventure and surprises. The last two weeks have been full of surprises and adventure.
Brett with bags packed for father-and-sons camp out. He was so excited, and kept going through his bad to make sure he had everything. "Okay, I got my flashlight, fresh clean undies, and hairplane blank". It started to rain during the day and I was worried they might cancel the camp out. I texted Jeff "It's raining here, do you think they will cancel" and he texted back "they may cancel, but we're not". What a good dad, they had so much fun, but unfortunately didn't take any pictures.
While the boys were gone at father-and-sons camp out, I took Dantzel to get her haircut into a bob. Her hair was growing into a mullet shape and I was not a big fan. She was perfectly behaved and it turned out adorable.
The finished product!
Smiley baby - 7wks. Kelsey is a happy and sweet baby, very even tempered. She will not take a pacifier, and oh I have tried to force it on her, she's not interested at all. Wakes up for a quick feeding only 1 time each night and loves to be held, a lot. She also enjoys her swing, and is becoming aware of her surroundings. She can coo and stick out her tongue in response to us sticking out our tongue at her. Her chubby cheeks are so kissable.