Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What a week!

WOW. What a CR-A-ZY week this has been!
We are getting closer to the 'cast off' day slowly but surely.  I honestly never knew time could pass so slow.  After tonight (it's already almost bed time for me!) we will have 13 full days left.  I don't count the day we go in since... well, I just don't. :-)  It sounds better... 
So yep, on June 6, at 11 am the cast saw will be coming out.  I swear if Dr. Segal is sick, not there, traveling for any reason... the cast will be off regardless.  I don't really care if I have to grab plyers and some crab crackers... I will do it my damn self if I have to!  This cast will be off one way or another by 11:15 on June 6th!
Lucy, of course, is still doing amazing.  I can't even put into words how special she is.  Trooper doesn't even describe it.  She is so easy going, happy as can be, and has handled this situation WAY better than I have.  She has made me so proud.  
Today was a 'nap fail' so I had to get out of the house.  We went to the mall for pizza and rode the carousel. :)  Since we are hitting about 105 degrees every day, inside activities are all we can do.  Aaron got a remote starter put in my van, so I can start it and have it cooled down by the time I get outside.  It's been a life saver!  Anyway... back to the mall.  It's a very dangerous place for me to walk around every day, since I have a problem with budgeting and impulse buying.  :)  Lucy and I walked the mall, and she was so happy to people watch!  She got tons of attention everywhere she went, and since we go there so often, the clerks were saying 'when does that cast come off, Lucy!?'
We find the carousel, and the nice lady that operates it tells us that Lucy gets a FREE day of riding it when the cast comes off!  She even remembered that it was June 6.  haha!  Lucy is totally a rock star at the mall. :)  So we rode the carousel twice... Then the room started to spin...Why?!
I found out a few days ago that I am pregnant!  Can you believe it?!  SO, mix pizza from the mall along with a carousel ride plus 105 degrees... not good.  I held onto Lucy so tight just praying that I don't yack off the side of the giraffe.  :) 
We are due to have a new babe this winter.  Once I go to the Dr. I will/should have an actual date.  Being so busy with Lucy, I haven't kept track of anything at all, so who knows.  The due date could be December or January.  Exactly 2 years apart!  
I can't believe my baby girl is going to be a big sister.  I just hope and pray that Baby Farrish #2 is healthy!  Healthy hips too!
We don't care boy or girl... I have a feeling it's a boy... then again, I had that feeling last time...
So next time I write will be right before her cast change... YAY!  


Isn't she adorable? She loves pizza!

Oh my gosh, this day needs to hurry up!

No kidding


Carousel rides... over and over and over and over... I seriously think we have spent hundreds on carousels in the last year!

I took this and Aaron came in the room and says 'the box says it takes 3 mins so don't look at it for three mins.'
I said 'Um, nope, it doesn't take that long at all.'
Bam.  Baby Farrish #2 coming up!

I am totally dying at how cute she is in this picture.  BEST big sister ever. :)
I still am wondering how I can love another kid as much as Lucy.  I know BF2 will bring his/her own love and personality to the world that I will love just as much. But Lucy... ahhh little Lucy.  I love her so much. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Entertainment, friends and cast off date!

Well, I honestly never thought I would be saying this... WE HAVE A DATE to get this ugly, annoying, smelly cast off!  
June 6 at 11 am.  
Now, don't ask me or get me started how we got so 'lucky' to be in this cast for what will be a total of 13 weeks, 2 days... OH and let's add in the first cast that didn't work- to make a grand total of 15 weeks.  Lord help me... Lucy's first cast was put on 3 days after Valentine's Day, so we have been through St. Patty's Day, Easter, soon to be Mother's Day, and we will go through Memorial Day.  All of these Holidays in this cast!  DAMN CAST!  
Ok, BUT, I do have to say I am thrilled to have a day to look forward to. 
After this cast was applied, I was nervous about changing the angle of her legs, since her hip re-dislocated while casted once already.  The Dr. was fine with doing another x-ray to calm my nerves. 
We walked in yesterday to the room to talk to him, and he waves his hands and goes, 'Oh my gosh I'm sooooo nervous!'  (Making fun of me...) haha!  Very funny...:-P
All in all, Dr. Segal said the x-rays look great!  Her hip is right where it's supposed to be.  
I kept saying, 'why not the end of May', and Dr. Segal would say, 'umm, because the cast is on 6 weeks.'  My reply: 'well, the first one was on for 7.'  His reply: 'it's what's best for Lucy.'  Dang it!  How can I argue with that one. (sigh)  I guess he is the Dr. right?!  
I am not quite sure how we are going to get through this month with the temperatures soaring.  YUCK.  But... we will.  No other choice, right?
Once the cast is removed, Lucy will have to wear a foam brace to keep her legs 'abducted' for an additional 6 weeks.  That will help her socket to form correctly, but allow her more mobility... So, it's not like the cast comes off and we go off running in to the sunset together.  We still have awhile to go... 
The brace will be removable, so that will be a huge temptation, but I have vowed to follow Dr. Segal's orders to a T.  I just want Lucy perfect!
I just have to say, (and I have said it a billion times) that our surgeon is amazing.  He is so understanding, compassionate, talented and best of all... patient!  We told him yesterday that he is (lucky for him) part of our family now!  He has made this horrible experience a little less horrible and scary.  HUGE props to Dr. Segal. It takes a hell-of-a-man to deal with this momma bear... (right Aaron?!)
Anywho, L and I have been busy little bees lately.  We run like big dogs from the car to whatever building we are going to trying to avoid the sun and heat!  We have found the aquarium to be a new favorite spot, since it's dark and cold!  The museums have been a hit as well.  We are SO fortunate to have such wonderful friends who invite us places and keep us company.  Marci, Dani, Angie, Tara, Holly and Natalie. <3  We love you guys SO much!  You have made this crappy situation a bit better for us.

So.... pretty much in one month and three days I will have a squishy kid again... in a big ugly foam brace, but whatever.  Day by day, step by step... Brings me to the quote, 'No one said it was going to be easy, they said it would be WORTH IT.' 

Hugs and love! <3


Carousels rock our world

In the play area, watching her friends play.. She wasn't too sad since she got a banana cookie!  Just like her momma.  It's like 'yah, you all can go run around, I will be happy sitting here eating a cookie.'


Lucy and Hannah, buddies forever

Yep, Lucy can have anything she wants.  

Pretty much what the Dr. told me... :-)  OK OK I will take my 13 weeks and 2 days.... UGH UGH UGH

Lucy's future husband kissing her toes!
(Yes, we already have them married off... much easier that way.)

Best friends!  Scarlett and Lucy

Of course we get suckered in to buying balloons. I have like 5 of them floating around my house right now.