Thursday, January 22, 2015

Project Life 2014 - Weeks 38 and 39

Week 38:
Drew got a fun balloon sword in Sunday School!
Maddie still loves her little George with all her heart, and she likes to push him through the house in her stroller or shopping cart.
Coloring (and losing her hair bow).
Birthday selfie.  It was my birthday this week, and Maddie and I took a selfie on my birthday as we got ready to go out for the day.
The boys got me a new purse (my first Coach purse) for my birthday.
I also cashed in on a bunch of free treat coupons I got for my birthday.  I had several free coffees and some other freebies I got to enjoy that week.
We stayed for the games after school on Friday night, and Drew scraped his head on the ground while riding a swing on his belly.  Jim stopped after the game to pick up a new nun chuck for the Wii, and that seemed to cheer Drew up from his injury.
We taped it all up to keep it clean (and because bandaging seems to bring instant pain relief to children).
We went to a combination birthday party/gender reveal for some friends on Saturday evening.
We had a fun time at the party.
Here's what I did for Week 38.

Week 39:
We enjoyed some time just hanging out together at home on Sunday afternoon.
Maddie woke up crying (screaming) in the night on Sunday night.  She said that her knee hurt.  She spent part of the night in our bed with us, and we slept late Monday morning after a rough night.
She was in terrible knee pain on Monday morning, and though there was no swelling, I knew something had to be wrong.  Her teachers told me that she had tripped over a toy in her class Sunday night, but she had been running around and acting fine after church.  That was the only thing we could think of that would have caused her to be injured, so I took her to the urgent care near our house to get her checked out.  They did an x-ray, but nothing showed up.  The doctor said that she had probably gotten a bad knee sprain when she tripped, and to let her rest her leg and take Motrin for the rest of the week.
She lay around on the couch for about three days (which is highly unlike her!), and she cried, got hot, and sweat through her clothes whenever I had to move her to change her diaper.  It was pitiful!
We kept her knee propped on a pillow, and we iced it off and on.
It was hard to see her go through all that pain!
Toward the end of the week, she started trying to change positions on the couch.  She still wouldn't put any weight on her leg, but she was at least moving around a little.
It was a little like going through the first year of a baby's life that week.  At the beginning of the week, I could leave her on the couch and come back later to find her in that same position.  As the week went on, she was rolling around and scooting, and then she started cruising the furniture.  She wasn't confident enough to walk without support, but she was doing a lot better!
Over the weekend, we ventured out for the first time since urgent care on Monday.  Maddie was still limping, so we carried her/let her ride in shopping carts, but it was nice to be out of the house for a bit.  We stopped at a new thrift store and shopped for a Halloween costume for Drew.  A whoopie cushion
and Darth Vader were contenders, but we ended up going with Spiderman.
Here's what I did for Week 39,
and here are Weeks 38 and 39 together.
I hope you are having a great week!  I hope to be back soon with more Project Life and some other things I have been working on.

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