Saturday, January 30, 2010

Head Bump

It seems like our days are going by faster. We take in every moment with Nayeli. It has been a very busy week for us. Nayeli is exploring everything she can get into. I don't think I say No to her too many times. When I do she just stares at me and is persistent to get what she wants. As for daddy, she likes to test him. We have a plant downstairs with dirt in it. When mommy tells Nayeli to leave the plant alone, she crawls away to play with something else. When daddy tells her no, she slumps down and gives him a sneaky smile. As soon as daddy looks away, she grabs a handful of dirt. When daddy gives her the "I cant believe you just did that look," she laughs and thinks its funny. We have noted the best way to get past her wanting something without her having a temper tantrum is to distract her. We do this by going to the window and saying, "LOOK outside, is that a bird?" Nayeli looks up and starts scanning the trees and sky for a bird sighting. That usually distracts her and she forgets what she wanted. We wonder how long this tactic will work for us. She is so happy when I get home from work. As soon as I take a shower she is glued to my arm or leg. One bad habit she is getting into is eating on my lap. I have to break that but for now, sometimes that is the only way she will eat. I have started to give her smoothies. She loves them and takes about 2 oz. each time. It's funny when I go grocery shopping. I look at high calories for her and low for me.

On Thursday, I had to leave for my Doctors appointment in the morning. Nayeli started to cry as I was leaving and started saying Mama. It's so hard to walk out the door when she says that to me and cries. She was so happy to see me when I got back. When it was time for her to take her morning nap she refused and was moody for the rest of the morning. I think it was a combination of teething and plain out not wanting to take her nap. I wanted to take her for a walk or to the wildlife rehab center but we never left the house. I gave her tylenol before lunch and she ate her lunch fine. She took her afternoon nap. She woke up and was alot happier. The next day she refused her norning nap so this time I got her ready and we went out for the day. She was so happy getting out. She took a two hour nap and woke up in such a good mood. I guess she is dropping her morning naps. Daddy is worried about this because he watches her all day on mondays and counts on her naps so he can sleep because he works all night monday night.

Last night Nayeli fell off the bed as she was getting down. I feel guilty. I was right next to her. It happened so fast. She lost her balance when her feet touched the ground, she slipped and fell straight back. She hit the back of her head on the carpet. When I held her, she stopped crying. I called the advice nurse at Kaiser and she told me that I needed to wake her up and check on her every two hours and ask her quesions. I told her she is on1y 15 months old. What kind of quesitons do I ask a 15 month old? She said if I can't do this, then I needed to bring her in to ER. I called Shane at work since he working OT. He came home and we took her to the ER. The Dr. checked her over and said everything was fine. I was so worried after reading what head injuries can do. The Dr. made me feel better and said it happens alot with children. After the ER visit, Shane went back to work and worked until about 7am. He is such a hard charger. Shane and I always wondered how Nayeli would act if she stayed up until 1am and now we know. She is a mess and had a temper tantrum any time a nurse or DR got near her! The intake nurse had to put Nayeli's intake bracelets on mommy because Nayeli didnt want them. She finally fell asleep at 2am and woke up at her regular time 8am. I put her down for her morning nap today and she slept for her regular 1 1/2 hours. I am sure it's from the lack of sleep from last night.

Shane was blocking Nayeli's view from the TV and this is what she did.
She loves this painting of Catalina Island. We can't wait to take her there. Her pants are so long I have to roll them up and they still fall. Our little climber. She is so fast we have to watch her like a hawk when she is on the couch.
Enjoying Molly's bed.

Our little four legged baby Molly has a bulging disc. She has been on crate rest for a week. She is on meds to see if it will heal. We are hoping it does. She has an appt with the neuro surgeon tommorow to see if surgery is in the future. It's been hard for her to be in the crate when she is such an active little dog. You would never know she is 13. We are worried about her since she had a herniated disc that she had surgery on two years ago. Max and Twinkie walk by her crate and give her little kisses through it. Very cute!


Tracy Meats said...

Look how big Nayeli is getting! So glad the head bump was not serious and she is fine. My boys have bumped their heads so many times, I have lost count...but it is scary when it happens.

Maybe if Nayeli is going to start skipping the morning nap, maybe this will give you a bigger chunk of time in the afternoon to get things done or relax, for I always enjoyed the longer naps.

Love the picture of Catalina island! My husband and I went there for our honeymoon and loved it! I hope to go back some day. Nayeli would love to see it too!

Tracy, Ian's mom

brad.kellie.babyc.lucy said...

I remember when Carter fell off the bed. We were at a hotel, so it was a really high bed and I turned around for just a second and heard "thump!" and then "waaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh." He also would fall over backward when he was learning to throw a ball and bang his head on the hardwood floors. But, no damage has been done, yet :)

I agree with Tracy about the bigger nap. We've loved Carter dropping one nap (especially with me working nights) because he now sleeps from 12-3 and I get a bigger chunk of time to nap. Try slowly readjusting her schedule to one longer nap.

Kate said...

I love how you distract her!! We have to do the same with K or she will throw a fit for not getting what she wants!! And unlike you, I feel like I say no a lot... she wants everything she shouldn't have! haha!! And poor Nayeli...falling off her bed! Aw!

And for the naps, I totally agree- on the weekends for me, that morning nap gives me a chance to finally wake up... but I can also see how the LONG nap in the afternoon would be nice too!

Love the pictures! :)

Megan Larson said...

What a big girl! It can be so scary when they fall. I'm glad she's okay. It's strange the nurse asked you to ask her questions--I think sometimes logic gets forgotten with all the fancy medical courses they have to take. She is more beautiful every day--and clever! She knows Daddy is the softy already! Guess who she's going to ask for a car later on. :)