Thursday, August 17, 2017

Another Broken Bone

I think it goes without saying that life is always crazy at our house. Always. We have been SUPER busy since school started back!

On the day that school started back Griffin and Peyton got into a fight outside(at home) with each other. Whether they were horsing around or actually throwing punches I don't know. I'm sure the latter. They are teenage brothers who are 15 months apart and this happens.

A few days later Griffin came to me and showed me his swollen hand. The top of his hand was pretty swollen. Side note: They were horsing around in one of our hotel rooms in China and Griffin hit his hand on a door and it was swollen up the same way it was this time. It was fine a few days later(We weren't about to do anything about it there unless it was REALLY bad.) so we thought it would be ok. He could move all of his fingers and wasn't in any pain at all. But he has a really high pain tolerance so...

We gave it a few more days and decided to have it x-rayed. If you recall, when he broke his foot to pieces almost a year ago I just KNEW from the get go it was broken and lost my mind with guilt a few days later when we found out it was broken. I didn't feel that way AT ALL this time so I grabbed Griff and off we went to the doctor and I fully expected them to tell us it was not broken. They did the x-ray and a few minutes later the doctor came in and told us it was broken and displaced. My jaw was on the floor. We failed AGAIN. When the doctor left the room tears filled my eyes and Griff was like, "NOOOOOOOOOOOO...I am FINE! It's fine. I'm ok.!"

We paid a visit to his orthopedic surgeon yesterday who walked in the room and was like, "DUDE what now!?" So, tomorrow he will have surgery to place pins. Sigh.

We also talked with the doctor about him breaking another bone so soon and he thinks it's just bad luck. Since all of his breaks have been cause by something high impact. I agree.

It's the middle finger, in his hand.

 Say a prayer for him please! At least he isn't on crutches this time! :)

Monday, August 7, 2017

Eight Months with Mia!

Mia has been all ours for eight months now! Time is flying and I'm working on her 1st, 3rd Birthday Party! Yep, you read that right. It's her very first birthday party but she's turning three! Of course we plan to blow it out of the water! It's only fitting!

Currently, she's sitting in my lap getting a blood transfusion. This time we were able to go four weeks between transfusions instead of three like we have been. Thankful for that but keeping in mind Thalassemia is a marathon not a sprint!

Mia started preschool last week! She is going to the same school that Brooks goes to, which is the same one that the other kids went to as well! It went as well as I expected it to. I'm hoping this week is better! We only left her for a few hours a day each day last week to help her adjust.

Last week we had her follow up with the International Adoption Clinic. Everything went well there! She's doing really well in all departments! One of the therapists suggested she start speech therapy. As soon as the other kids get settled into a new school year we will start that! She is doing really well with English, especially since she was only introduced to it eight months ago! The speech therapy will just be to help her catch up to other kids her age.

She still loves food. BUT, several times in the last few months she will say, "I done" without a clean plate. She FINALLY realizes food is not going to be taken away. This is not the same with drinking, but we are still working on it!

This baby LOVES to SING! and DANCE! She loves the movie Trolls and the movie Sing!

Now for some random pics from the month!

Our power was out one morning so these three made a tent with Reece's gymnastics mat, her practice beam and some sheets! haha!

 Still can't keep his lips off her cheeks...

 Mia likes to take one of her siblings with her to get labs drawn, this time it was Peyton's turn!

Daddy's turn to take Mia for blood!

 I have no words for this...

Celebrating EIGHT months with our girl!