happy birthday to me!!!boy what a day... this tops lili breaking her leg on my 31st birthday. today began like any other birthday, the girls and mick settling in on the bed with presents and cards and handmade treasures. me oooohhhing and aarrring at every gift torn open by claudia and kissing each of my girls and my hunk of a hubby mick and thanking my lucky stars for the life i have.
my third charm, she is so sweet the bad lighting doesn't do her justice. here is my bracelet so far, another charm for mothers day?... and for those of you who don't know, i seem to have a thing for lanterns or pretty lights, and have adorned our hutch with them. so here are my newest set. i have to lightly spray the fabric with water to plump them up but you get the idea of how they look.
here is a shot with the night mode on. they are super sweet. i wish i could teleport you all here to show you my most beloved spot in my home.
anyhow back to my morning. after bustling around, we were ready to leave i was brushing my teeth while mick put lili, mia and all our bags in the small car ready for me to take them to before school care. like normal claudia was standing on the boot of the car where she waves to us each morning before she retreats into the house to get her gear ready for day care. i was sitting in the car and said to mick 'did you put everything in?' and he moved away from the big car to check. at that same moment claudia launched herself off and landed absolutely head first onto the embedded gravel concrete driveway!!!!
i actually saw it happen in the side mirror and almost dropped dead. panic mode, we all raced back in side with a bloody baby to apply ice and assess the situation. she cried immediately but then said 'I'm sleepy', she didn't fall asleep but her eyes kept shutting and she was very pale. mick rang my work and his work to say we wouldn't be in and we dropped two very teary sisters to school and headed to the hospital. it was peak hour so i decided to ring to see if we needed an ambulance. the nurse on the health line told us to keep doing what we were doing but if she vomited or fell asleep to ring 000. sure enough she vomited and we met the ambulance 5 minutes later. she had oxygen in the ambulance and i got a good look at her wound. it was a puncture wound about the size of an earring stud and DEEP. you could just imagine the gravel that made that wound! the paramedic explained that she had suffered a mild concussion and needed to be checked thoroughly.
anyhow after being admitted she had many examinations and observations and the decision was made to keep her in for short stay and only perform a scan if she got worse. the head doctor cleaned her wound but is worried about the position of the puncture as it is on the very bony part of the forehead where the skin is naturally taut. she put a steristrip on it, held in place by super glue! they had to shave a little bit of her hair too :( she was moved to short stay and made a slow recovery. we were discharged and made it home just in time to pick the girls up!!
there is so much to say but i think that is enough. holding her in the ambulance like a little baby again filled me with such emotion... god i love her and if anything ever happened to her i don't know how i would go on. it is the first time i have seen mick look so vulnerable too, he feels very guilty and had tears in his eyes every now and then. we have to wake her before we go to bed and again throughout the night to make sure she is OK and i am staying home with her tomorrow so that she doesn't get knocked around at day care.
we ended the whole ordeal with a piece of birthday cake...
here is hammy, a lovely nurse put an extra bandage on top of the steristrip to stop the bleeding that was still leaking out. she then put a butterfly sticker over it to stop you from seeing the icky blood that was still leaking! she also put a band aid on claudias doll which also received oxygen. oh and the male doctor was blown away by her stunning eyes *_* and he was a little bit of eye candy #*_*#
so there you have it!!! a great way to spend my birthday not to mention spending the previous day at the doctor and pathologist as mia seems to have contracted a ring worm!!!! the joys of mother hood.
before i leave, here is a sneak peek of something special, i will post about it next. oh and this was my 98th post.... so very soon i will have a give away!!my valentines swap arrived today for my birthday!
if you have lasted this long
p.s. the most freaky thing happened, the doll actually had a pulse!! the paramedic had it on to try and coax claudia and it actually started to beep a pulse aarrgggg must have been all that oxygen, he he he