Monday, December 26, 2011

Six Months

Camryn turned 6 months on December 3.  When she had her 6 month checkup she weighed 17 and 3/4 pounds.  She was 27 inches long.  Both her height and weight are in the 90-95 percentile.  I compared her size to Cade and they are very close.  Cade weighed just a few ounces more and he was half an inch longer.  But he was in the 75 percentile.  Funny how different boys and girls are. She is still in size 3 diapers and 6-9 month clothes.  I had to get rid of the 3-6 month onesies this month.  I put one on her one day and it was so stretched out at the neck because of how long she is that she remined me of men in the 1970's with their shirts unbuttoned and gold chains hanging around their necks.  All she needed was some chest hair showing.

This was a pretty big month...
  • November 5 her other front bottom tooth started coming in
  • Started noticing the buttons on the remote and our phones
  • Likes to stand up
  • Started holding her own bottle
  • November 12 she was able to sit up for a few seconds unassisted before toppling over
  • November 19 was the day that nothing on the table because safe.  I now eat with my plate 3 feet in front of me.  I also have to watch my hair and jewelry.  She loves to grab it.
  • November 25 she started saying her MMMM sounds.  It sounds very close to Mama
  • November 26 she started sitting on her own with now help, but still no rolling over or any indication she wants to crawl. 
  • Noticed November 27 she can stand while holding on to something. 
  • December 1 Jay said 'oh boy' to her and it sounded like she repeated it back to him
December 3rd & 4th are two days we will never forget in this household.  I didn't blog about them earlier because the adoption wasn't final and I didn't want any issues....but Camryn had her first trip to the ER....

On the evening of the 3rd Cade was staying with Jim and Sharon.  Jay needed to get something at the school so we went to Miller and ate pizza before stopping at the school.  Everything in the restaurant was fine.  Camryn was all smiles and her normal sweet self.  When we were done we put her in her car seat and left like normal.  We drove the few blocks to the school and everything was good.  As Jay was getting out of the car she startedf fussing a little.  It was about bed time so I made her a bottle.  I was trying to hold it from the front seat and it was really uncomfortable.  I took the bottle out so I could move around in the front seat and prop it up for her.  She started screaming.  At first I thought she was just tired and mad.  But the crying continued.  Jay got in the car and we started for home with her still screaming.  After a couple of miles the crying changed to a scream that was awful.  Something was wrong.  We stopped the car and I took her out of the seat.  We thought maybe she was pinched or something.  That didn't seem to help.  We didn't know what else to do so we put her back in the seat and she screamed the rest of the way home.  When we got home she was still screaming.  At this point we had no idea what was wrong.  I thought maybe it was her stomach.  Jay and my tempers were getting short with each other by that point because we couldn't get her to stop crying.  We forced some gripe water down her, which she hates, and that was an ugly disaster.  Jay was doing it and too much came out and she got choked.  I got mad at Jay because I thought he did it on purpose, etc.  You can probably imagine what it was like.  Finally she went to sleep and we thought it was over.  She slept so-so that night.  When we got up the next morning I gaver her a bottle and then I moved her and she started crying again.  That's when I realized something was wrong with her left arm.  She wasn't using it and it was limp.  I freaked out.  I knew something was dislocated.  All I could picture was us taking her the the ER and a big ugly scene with child services developing and not being able to finalize on the 21st.  I think what bothered me the most is that we had no idea what had happened.  It would've been one thing if we could've said we jerked too hard on her arm getting her in her seat or putting her jacket on or something.  But we had no clue.  Still don't have a clue what happened.  I think she must've moved her arm just right and did it herself in her car seat.  Jay and I took her the ER and I was scared.  What she ended up having was a Nursemaid elbow.  It is fairly common and the hospital treated it like it wasn't a big deal.  When we got in the room I ran into the bathroom which was across the hall.  I was gone less than 3 minutes and when I got back in the room the doctor already had it in place.  We handed her paci to her and she grabbed it with her left arm and was as good as new.  We even managed to get Cade picked up and make it to church on time that day.  We just have to be careful because now she will be prone to it.

After the whole ordeal was over and we knew everything was ok, Jay and I had a good laugh about the night before.  Here we were fighting with each other forcing that gripe water down her.  Can you imagine what Camryn was thinking - you idiots, it's my arm, not my stomach!!!!  I felt like such a horrible mother.  I'll never forget putting her on our bed while we were getting ready to go to the hospital.  She was on her back and her other three appendages were moving like normal.  Her left arm though was just laying there.  How did we not notice it the night before?  Since we've had it happen though we've talked to several other people who's kids had it happen.  Our doctor did it to his own child on a slide.  That made me feel better.

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