Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hank's Injury

I'm calling it: 'The day of a series of unfortunate events'.  The missionaries coming over for dinner, trying to clean, Dustin gone till 5:30 with physical therapy, missionaries dinner needs to be over by 6:00, missionaries texted me at 3:00 and said one elder is gluten intolerant, tried to get Hank away from the vacuum noise so Jarin played with him upstairs in his room while I vacuumed the living room, Jarin opened the door and left the room, Hank followed, I was seconds away from coming up the stairs to get him, I shouted at Jarin to stay by Hank but no such luck...he tumbled down some stairs and landed perfectly on his shoulder and fractured his clavicle bone at 7 months.  

The stress I was feeling about thinking I would not have the meal ready for the missionaries turned into extreme guilt as I knew my busy schedule affected Hank's health which is so much more important!  Lesson learned.  Took him to the pediatrician the next morning as he wasn't using his left arm.  They took x-rays and saw the fracture.  He has to have it wrapped up for two weeks in an ace bandage and then he can use it as much as he's comfortable until it's completely healed.  I thought life was a struggle before, now Hank wants to be held 24/7 and is having trouble sleeping at night.  This too shall pass. 
Love my sweet baby, so sorry Hank!
 These photos below were taken the day of Hank's tumble.  Before the accident...Seven month old Hank has been so fun.  He was taking good naps and sleeping through the night, a skill that eluded him prior.  Till about seven months he was random with his naps and when he'd wake up, so each day I didn't know what to expect.  He was starting to crawl lots and pulling up on things.  He loves standing.  He's loves to babble and is a great eater.  He loves all the foods he's tried.  He's a smiley baby and loves to be close to his Mama.  I love this age because his personality is really starting to shine!

Professional Pictures

I feel so lucky to know and have Kim Orlandini take pictures of my kids!  She has a beautiful soul and it shines through in her photography!  Lucy's in 5th grade and is almost 11 years old.  Jarin is in kindergarten and is 6 1/2 years old.  Russ is almost 4 years old.  Hank is six months.

Hank & Russ Photo Session