Monday, November 10, 2008


grrr. My nanny is a no-show again today. This time her car broke down. She called at 8am and said she was on the side of the road waiting for a tow. I haven't heard from her since. She has more crises than anybody I know. Not sure what to do about it. She's great with the kids, but a little unreliable.

So I'm busy being super mom today. Got all the laundry & dishes done while they're napping; everybody fed lunch and cleaned up, dressed; play time in the play room; all the while checking my email and trying to keep on top of things - fortunately work is very quiet today; got myself showered, pumped twice. I don't know what I would do if I had a job where I was expected to show up every day - I guess we'd have to get a different nanny.

Yes - I'm pumping again. Trying to do it 3 times a day, so that Danny can have breastmillk in a bottle. He's definitely done nursing. But I feel like he deserves to have BM for as long as Callie is still nursing, so I'm back to pumping. A bit of a drag, but feels like the right thing to do. On a related note, Callie is now refusing to take a bottle of milk. She will drink water or juice out of a bottle, but won't drink milk. It doesn't seem to matter what kind of milk it is. A strange development after 13 months of drinking bottles of milk every day. She just looks at it and shakes her head no.

Big news - Danny is crawling!! He's very tentative at it, and will still get down on his tummy to scoot when he really wants to move fast - but still, he's trying. He did it first at PT on thursday, I thought I was going to cry, it made me so happy. And he's pulling up on his knees, and he's going from sitting to his tummy, and tummy to sitting. Huge progress and big milestones in just a few days.

Probably because we have an appointment next week at Children's Hospital to have him evaluated.

And the biggest news of all – my sister had her baby last night! It was a very traumatic and long day. They were at a farmers market in the middle of the day, and a big wind came up and blew one of those portable tent/awning things over – it hit her in the face and knocked her down really hard. So they rushed her to the hospital – face bleeding badly and pelvic pain. They had her back and forth between L&D and the ER a few times – monitoring the baby and stitching up her face – 13 stitches on her forehead, and a staple in the top of her head. Her arm was badly bruised, but they x-rayed and not broken. And her pelvic ligament was separated (they thought broken, but it wasn’t). The baby’s heart rate was fine the whole time and she was having some mild contractions. But her pelvis was hurting so bad that they decided eventually to take her for an x-ray to see if it was broken, and after they x-ray when they put her back on the monitor she was then having huge contractions really close together, they checked her cervix and she was 90% effaced, and she was leaking fluid. She wasn’t even feeling the contractions because her pelvis hurt so bad. The baby was breech so they rushed her in for an emergency c-section. And Tabatha Lynn was born around 8pm. 6 pounds 1 ounce, 19 and ¾ inches long. Everybody is doing fine today, Callie is feeling much better and very happy to have it all over with. I felt so bad for her yesterday, we had just talked a few days ago about what she wanted for the birth and I told her that it doesn’t always go as you plan, so you have to just go with the flow. Well I couldn’t have imagined that it would have gone like that. But she was in really good spirits this morning about the whole thing. I’m so excited to see them in just a few weeks.



Bea said...

Congrats Danny!

Also, wow - what a birth story!


cat said...

Good going Danny! Mu little man L also only crawled at 12 and a half months and is progressing so well. I am so happy for you - I know just how much you wanted it and how it felt when he eventually did it!

Heather said...

Congrats on Danny crawling!!!! My daughter didn't crawl until she was a little under a year and she was considered a late crawler too. She's perfectly fine at the age of 8 years old.

I'm so sorry about your sister's accident, but I guess she's right in not caring since her daughter is safely with her now.

And just a little assvice on Callie, maybe try offering a sippy cup with milk. I offered our daughter a sippy cup of breast milk at 7 months and after a few weeks, she really took to it. You may have to hold it up to her mouth to show her that the drink comes out, but it might be her time to move away from bottles.

Rachel Inbar said...

Wow, I've got tears in my eyes reading about your sister. Congratulations on being an aunt!!!

The accident sounds horrible, though she'll always have the story to tell.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Good Job, Danny!! That is fantastic!

What a birth story! Glad she and the baby are doing good. Congrats on becoming an Aunt!

Jaimie said...

Congrats for Danny and how horrible!! That will certainly be a story that is hard to live down!

beagle said...

Wow . . . . there is so much to comment on!

Way to go for crawling Danny and congrats to your sister (but what a story!) And congrats to you too auntie!