Wednesday, April 27, 2011

my little pink block of cement

Here she is....

... in her hot pink Spica cast!
I wanted a white cast because I bought an 8-pack of bright colored Sharpies and I thought it would be fun to literally cover her cast with flowers, butterflies, and bugs (since we call her Junebug or Buggy)
But apparently I am the only person in the world who doesn't want a colored cast, because they don't even offer white anymore!! So we had to settle for pink.
Right now her diaper is a mess. For some reason, they only have size 3 diapers and they are WAY too big to stuff in the little opening. I have lots of plans for diapering her once we get home and I don't think it will be that bad!
Juno has been awake, alert, and smiling this morning. Her swelling has gone way down and her pain is better controlled than it was yesterday. She hasn't been crying when I move her and she's pulling her blanket and wires into her mouth to chew on them, so I think she must be feeling back to normal (or pretty close at least)
Now I just want to get out of here!!


Margaret said...

She looks happy in her big pink cast!

Julie Nickerson said...

She looks so happy and CUTE!!!

When do you get to go home?

I want to hear how you are going to diaper her. That seems so difficult for me. Is it 6 weeks in the cast and then another 6 weeks in a new cast?

Jess Heather & CK said...

I am glad she is comfortable (as much as she can be) and happy. What a strong little girl you have there..and you are a strong mommma!

The Hiller Family said...

I'm glad she is doing so well! What a sweetheart!
I've had experience with the spica cast before! i flew down to Utah from ND to help a family (also from ND) who's son was put in one and I spend many hours right there in that same hospital! You are in great hands there!
the diaper part isn't that bad! As long as it stays off the cast you're golden!!

Keep up the updates on her!

The Hulls said...

Oh man, sweet little Juno! Hope you're all doing well!

Sidenote: Jett just broke his arm and they only had white or hot pink... so we went with the white and we're writing our names with blue and green sharpies!

StacE said...

Thinking about you and your family. Juno does seem happy in your pictures and I'm glad she is adjusting well. Hope you guys get to go home soon!

andrea said...

hope things continue to go well! she looks too cute in her pink :)