Piper's nose has gotten so much better and so has her overall personality and temperament!! I can definitely tell her ears are better and her nose feels better b/c she's been a happy girl and has had a big appetite!! She's been snuggling a lot with her daddy as you can see! The picture above is her on Day 6 after the fall and below is a picture of her on Day 9! She wasn't in a good mood when I took it b/c it was bedtime! There is still a little bruise but the swelling has gone down!
We are already enjoying a much better start to this week!!
Photo above taken at 2 pm; Photo below taken at 7 am.
The swelling in Piper's nose increased slightly overnight and so did the bruising. I was concerned that she wouldn't sleep well but she slept from 8:30-6 which has been normal lately (but not long enough for mommy!). She has been herself mostly...playful and fussy. I think she's a tad bit more fussy than normal but that is to be expected. We have 2 friends over today so that is distracting her. I'm still so thankful that it wasn't any worse than this! She looks like a little lion cub!
The pics were taken around noon today.
Today has been a dramatic and traumatic day for this Levy clan! Around 7 am this morning I was holding Piper and began making coffee so I sat her on the counter, which is done regularly around here! I even had my hand on her but in the blink of an eye she lunged forward to the tile nose first! Oh, the thought of what happened makes my stomach turn! Anyway, she had blood coming from her nose and her mouth and began crying but it was the weirdest cry. I called Michael to come back home. Piper didn't cry long but became really lethargic quickly which was a bad sign. So, I finally decided that we need to go to the ER. We got to the ER and were being admitted when a more critical case came in so at that point we decided just to leave and wait to go to the pediatrician. Michael went on to work. During this entire time Piper was just quiet and clingy. We were able to go to the pediatrician around 9:15 and she looked her over and wasn't concerned about a head injury b/c by that point Piper was back to talking, playing and walking around. But, she was concerned that her nose might be broken. So, I had to take her to the hospital for xrays which was so awful. It took four of us to hold her down to get the xrays they needed and I about started bawling right along with my poor baby. It was so sad! Then we were able to come home. Shortly before 11 am the nurse called and said that Piper's nose was not broken! Hallelujah! If it would have been broken, the dr. told me that they were going to have to give anesthesia in order to pop it back into place! Oh I'm so thankful that she didn't have a head injury and she didn't have a broken nose. She just is going to have a really swollen, black & blue nose and a tongue that is cut! Today, we stayed at home to snuggle and play. Poor thing has a double ear infection, a cut tongue, and a horribly swollen nose. The past two weeks haven't been going so great for her! And, her mama sure isn't going to get the mother of the year award either! We are excited about smoother days to come!!!
I think this girl has some red hair about to come through b/c she is a little firecracker!
I just purchased her a cell phone b/c she is always pretending to talk on the phone! She loves it and plays with it all the time. I snapped some of her in the car while we were stopped. Anytime I'm on my phone she gets on hers! ha!
This is such a funny pic to me b/c she isn't asleep but she looks like she's wiped out!
Last week, a friend needed help with her 3 year old boy and Piper loved having him around. She kept hugging him or running up to him, touching him, and running away while laughing! It annoyed the little boy but I kept telling him, "Piper is just excited to have you here. She wants to love on you." Here's some pics of them hugging and playing.
Life has gotten a bit busier at our house. We have eased back into a fall schedule with bible study, parenting class, Mother's Day out, and the occasional play date. I like having a routine again but lately Piper has not been so fond of being in the nursery away from mom (except for MDO and she loves it!!) so we have had some issues (and some tears on her part and mine!) in that department. I'm trying to take it to the Lord and work on training Piper at home but it will take time and patience! Two weeks ago, Piper started teething again! 3 new teeth came in last week and 2 more are about to pop through anytime. She also currently has a double ear infection! Poor baby!! Her vocabulary has been increasing which has been fun! She tries to say words we say or others say. She just talks all day and laughs at herself a lot! Whatever she is saying must be funny; at least she thinks it is!
Whoa-oh-oh! (As Miss Piper would say) Friday is here and we are so glad! We are adjusting back into our fall routine and this week has had a few bumps in the road. I'm hoping to re-charge (as best as you can w/a little one) and start fresh for next week!