Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Children, especially babies, in my opinion, are very resilient.

Charlotte's surgery went well, and she is doing great. Yesterday, after surgery, there was a period of about three hours where she was pretty cranky, and the only thing that helped was snuggling with me and nursing. I didn't mind. At that point, I was just happy to have my baby back in my arms.

Mike went home around dinnertime to be with Katherine and Will, while my mom, Missy, and Kate brought dinner to the hospital and kept Charlotte and I company for a bit. Charlotte put in a pretty decent night, and woke up in good spirits.

Luckily she was able to be discharged early. We grabbed her prescriptions on the way out of the hospital and went to pick Katherine up from school.

Will spent most of the day with Kate, so we were able to take the girls out for lunch. Needless to say, Katherine was thrilled to see her sister and anxious to show off Charlotte's cast to all her teachers preschool friends.

It is amazing to me that, despite a huge plaster cast, Charlotte is back to herself less than 24 hours after surgery. However, napping in her crib today didn't seem to be on her agenda, so she took advantage of Daddy being off of work.

And after her nap, she proved to us that nothing, not even a full arm plaster cast, is going to stop her.

She figured out pretty quickly how to move with that thing on her arm.

And immediately went after her big sister's beloved pink monkey (the only object in the house that Katherine is not willing to share with her baby sister).

 Kate was nice enough to stick around to help with the kids and make us a yummy dinner.


A dinner that even Charlotte enjoyed. She quickly figured out she really only needs one hand to shovel rice, carrots, and bananas into her mouth. 

Yes, children are resilient. So much more so than us adults. Once again my baby has proved to be quite the rock star. Way to go baby girl, way to go. 


  1. I love it. She is going to think this whole crawling thing is so easy when she gets that heavy cast off!

  2. I am so happy everything went well, we love Charlotte so much!!!! Why blue?????

  3. Hah, yes, Katherine was very upset by the blue cast as well. Unfortunately we didn't get a choice of color because they used a different type of material (not typical fiberglass) that is softer so when/if she bonks herself in the head with it (or her siblings!) it won't hurt as bad!

  4. She's amazing Emily!! I'm so glad everything went so well!


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