Sunday, August 23, 2009

Well, we had a bit of a scare today... not with baby #2, but with Addie. We were walking out of church this morning, both of us holding Addie's hands. And we were swinging Addie by the arms. I know we're not the only ones to have ever done that before, but I can guarantee you, we won't be doing it again! Something popped in her left arm, which left her in tears and complaining that her arm hurt. We tried to get her to move her arm or open and close her hand, but she wouldn't, so we took her to Urgent Care. Of course you feel like awful parents, but the doctor assured us we weren't the only case like this ;) I was fearing the worst--- sitting there all day, getting a cast on her arm, etc... But the doctor took Addie's arm and literally just popped it back into place. Addie cried during that part, but then INSTANTLY was better! I'm not kidding-- I witnessed a miracle!! It was the most amazing thing. She was raising her arm then, opening and closing her hand, and acting like a completely different girl. Not even 20 seconds later, she told the doctor, "Thank you - fix arm."
The doctor told us it was nursemaid's elbow, which I'm sure many of you know about. Ironically, my mom told me this is what I had when I was a little girl, but back then they just put me in a cast right away (on two separate occasions), not even trying to pop something back into place. So, needless to say, Brandt and I were very thankful for this 'easy fix.'

As for the other babe, my due date is Tuesday. I have been content, and still am, but still am asking for prayer! I have a c-section scheduled for Thursday, September 3rd. That gives this baby about 11 more days to come on his own. My doctor doesn't like to induce women going in for v-bacs, so we scheduled the c-section... in case I get that far along. It's hard to know what to pray for. My mind is so set now on having a v-bac, but I don't want to be disappointed if we make it to the c-section date. I just have to think, whatever happens is going to be best for the baby. We'll let you all know if anything happens this week!


margaret said...

Yikes for Addie! I think of that very scenario when we do it with Greta... I guess we won't be doing that again!

I'll be praying for you about delivery. I hope that you go into labor so that there is a chance that you won't have to have a c-section. Although... Greta was a c-section and recovery went well - just have to be careful not to lift Addie afterward for awhile.

I can't wait to see baby boy Sorbel! :)

Arleigh and Jeff said...

Thinking about you and praying for you! Glad Addie's arm is ok! I can't wait to meet your little one soon, but you're right...whatever is best for the baby will happen. Either way, you don't have long to go girl! Eek! can't wait :) Love you!