Bradie’s Dislocation

Bradie’s Dislocation

All stories like this start with “I was just out of the room for a minute.” This time, I came back in and Brenna had apparently rolled Bradie over and Bradie was screeching and wouldn’t stop. I thought something was wrong with her leg. So I loaded up the girls in the van and headed to the ER. They were pretty busy. It was a Saturday. So while we were waiting, I noticed that her leg seemed ok so I started messing with her and it was her arm. I knew what to do because I had dislocated Brenna’s when she was little (we were playing—it wasn’t discipline!). Anyway, as I had done to Brenna in the waiting room at the Doctor’s office, I did what the nurses had told me to do, and it popped right back! So, as we had done before, we got to leave the waiting room. Thank god she was fine.

Of course Brenna didn’t want to leave the ER because they were feeding her popsicles and lollipops so she sat down in the middle of the ambulance bay. Some wonderful woman took pity on me and carried Bradie to the car so I could carry Brenna. Brenna makes me so furious when she does that! So when we got home, I started a little game where I call her, “Come here, come here, come here!!!” And when she comes, I smother her with kisses. So far, it’s still working. I just used it to get her to come me to me to take a nap. It sure would be nice if these kids came with these kinds of instructions. It’s like pushing a button once you figure out what works.

Brad has been working steady for 2 weeks now, and this week was especially hard on me for some reason. I really lost it the other day and screamed so badly at Brenna. I felt horrible, and even went and got some antidepressants in case it’s postpartum. But the next day, she really was so good! Maybe I needed to be putting the fear of God into her. Like she needs to be a little scared of what Mommy is going to do? I’ve toned it down quite a bit, but I’m still being very stern with her and it seems to be working somewhat. (she’s still 2!) I’m feeling a little better even though they say the antidepressants take a while to kick in and it’s only been 2 days. The first day I was really jittery but yawning and I couldn’t sleep that night so I took a half dose at night the next day. This seems to be better. One super side effect is a loss of appetite so I might lose the rest of this baby weight!! I’ve also been doing yoga (a show on TV) and it has dramatically helped my back which should help carrying these children around.

Bradie has been sick ever since our ER visit. I’m sure she caught something nasty in there and has been awful all week too. She is better today. Last night you could tell she was feeling better. We had to go to Home Depot and Brad had the girls in the cart turned around so Bradie faced forward and they were racing down the aisles. Bradie had her tongue out the whole time laughing (she does the tongue thing when she’s happy!) She also finally slept well last night. I’m not sure I moved the whole night. It was great.

We went to Maria’s today since it was so nice (70 degrees). Brenna just loves Lex. She likes Matthew too but Lex is her man! He was riding her around in his little F-150 truck. It was so cute. It looked like they were on a date. Bradie had a good time too. They were both worn out, and are both sleeping now. Gotta go do some laundry now.