Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How did I forget Halloween?!

Sorry if you've been anxiously awaiting Halloween pictures...somehow I forgot to post them. We had a fun Halloween with Matthew. Josh and I were farmers and Matt was our Peapod. He didn't care for his costume too much (didn't allow for much movement).

Updates on Matthew

My cute little boy is now 7 months old! He is such a quick learning babe. Here are some updates on him:

-He rolls all over the place.
-If something is out of reach it drives him crazy and he will try his hardest to get it.
-He is eating stage 2 baby food and loves it.
-His all time favorite food is carrots.
-He is eating finger foods.
-As of Sunday 11/16 he can pick them up with his pinchers and feed himself.
-He enjoys playtime on the floor with his toys.
-He still prefers to be nursed and rocked to sleep.
-He wears size 6-9 months and 9-12 months clothes.
-He has some ticklish spots on his shoulders close to his neck, underams, and legs.
-He is a watcher, loves to watch kids and adults interact.
-He has him mom and dad wrapped around his little finger.

My Broken Husband

For all of you who are about to play an innocent game of dodgeball....please reconsider!!! Josh was playing in his company's dodgeball tournament last Thursday when he broke his left arm in 2 places. He was simply throwing the ball trying to get out as many opponents as possible and the torsion and force of the throw sent electrifying pain up his arm. He walked off the court and knew something was very wrong with his arm. After a trip to the instacare, he learned that his left humerus had a horizontal fracture and a spiral fracture below it. The X-ray was unbelievable. The bone was diagonally severed for about 4 inches, the bottom completely detached from the top of the bone. It was the worst break I've ever seen. Even the doctors couldn't believe he received this injury from throwing a ball. So then we rushed to an Orthopaedic doctor that could see him on such short notice (also happened to be Pioneer Valley). They finally gave him pain medicine, oh, 3 hours after the accident, and took X-ray after X-ray without much success of a good picture. Josh was put in a splint and lots of ace bandages and told it should be fine to heal on its own.

Well, after a long and hard night Thursday we started to think we should get a second opinion. Josh can feel the bone moving around in his arm at the slightest movement and it burns and aches and throbs all at the same time. He was in so much pain and I felt helpless. All I could do was sit and watch him suffer. It was a horrible feeling.

Another trip to the doctors (we saw a specialist and a surgeon yesterday) and the verdict is : He needs surgery. He will get a plate and screws in his arm to stabilize the bone and help him heal faster bright and early Wednesday morning.

If you are reading this, please keep Josh in your prayers.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Autumn in Utah

Well, Matthew and I are home now. The weather is a little chillier here and the leaves aren't as brightly colored as in NC. But, Its great to be home with Josh!!! The leaves are falling off our trees, so we took some pictures before we raked and bagged them. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Autumn in NC

Matt and I are in North Carolina visiting my family for a week. We have been living the good life...getting treated to yummy meals (I don't have to cook!) and visiting with family. While its very fun to be back....we miss you Josh!

The leaves are changing and are gorgeous shades of red and yellow.

Matthew and my dad about to take a walk on the Greenway trail.
We wore Matt out by the end!