Sharin' the Love

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Cardiologist Appointment

At Stella's last pediatrician appointment Dr. Jones had listened to her heart for quite some time. He was a little thoughtful and said that he was hearing something called an S2 click. Whatever that means. Anyway he referred her to a cardiologist and I had made the appointment. I was worried about being asked questions about Stella's head because it was the day after her falling incident. I was actually surprised that it didn't look more black and blue. Anyway the nurse came in and put all sorts of little emg stickers on Stella and monitored her rates. After a little bit, she said the Dr will be in shortly. She left Stella with some extra emg stickers to play with. I'm surprised how sticky those things are. The doctor came in and went over her rates and said that there was nothing to worry about. She has a slight heart murmur, but it shouldn't affect her any. I was relieved. He asked about her bump and I told him the story. He just laughed and said "Kids will be kids." haha
Her forehead doesn't look to bad phew!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Today was a very scary day. I had scouts today so I decided to leave Stella at Nana's house. When I got back at 6ish pm everything seemed A Okay. I was sitting in the family room when I hear this big BOOM! Then comes Stella's crying. I think to myself, "Oh she probably just fell on the floor she'll be ok." But then I hear Clark say "She's bleeding! She's bleeding!" That's when I bolted up and went into the kitchen to see what the problem was. Stella's whole face and the front of her onsie was covered in blood! Nancy was carrying her over the sink to wash her off. We both didn't know where the blood was coming from. I was so glad Nancy was there, because otherwise I would've been freaking out. Dale had a varsity meeting in the front room and Brother Porter was present and he's a doctor. Luckily he was there and he came over and tried to see where the source of the bleeding was. Turns out after Stella was cleaned up it was a small indentation across her forehead just above her nose. Brother Porter said there was nothing to worry about since it was starting to swell up. He said I would've needed to worry if it was concave. So I guess what happened was Stella was following Nana in the kitchen and some how tripped forward and hit the corner of the wall pretty hard. I'm just glad it wasn't anything worse. She'll have a nice scar to show off. Embarrassing for me lol.

Monday, December 21, 2009

White Elephant Party

Uncle Don decided to have a family white elephant gift exchange. Curtis was way excited because he knew Uncle Don would be doing funny gag gifts all around. Curtis already had his gag gift which was a Hillary Clinton halloween mask. Originally the plan was to give that as a gag gift to his dad on his birthday, but decided that this would be a good unveiling of the gift haha. The other gag gift we had was a Santa Claus doing the splits. I think his purpose is to be put in front of the door crack so a draft doesn't come in. Everyone had some pretty funny gifts. When Esther's turn came around she opened one and had a beginner's belly dancing kit lol. Curtis wanted that so bad haha, but no one wanted his incredible hulk pancho. Unfortunately my gift got taken away the next turn and I had to choose a different one. Guess what I chose....yes Curtis made me choose the belly dancing kit. It was such a fun night.
The excitement over the gift.
Then Curtis's excitement after I stole it haha

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Messes on a new dress

Stella got a brand new dress from Nana and to break it in she decided to make a mess of herself.