If you don't have time for the story - short story - poor Lillie broke her leg today.
I was definitely excited for today. A Saturday with NO plans, and Darrell was going to spend the entire day with us. We decided we'd go shopping for plants and stuff for the yard and go to Wendy's for lunch while we were out and about. The first two stores were fantastic and fun, yeah yeah. Then we headed to Lowe's to go garden shopping. We'd been shopping for quite a while, and Darrell was off looking at something, and I was looking an annuals and perinneals. (I know..so exciting). Due to lots of plants in the cart, Steven was out of the cart running around. So, I was looking around at plants and keeping an eye on Steven. At one point, when I was turning my head to look for Steven and ask him to come back by the cart, I hear a bang, and it only took me seconds to realize the carseat with Lillie in it had fallen off of the cart and was on it's side on the ground. I basically did not know what to do for a split second, and then instantly worked on helping my now crying baby out of the carseat . She was buckled in with the top buckle, which luckily caught her and prevented her from hitting her head, but she was still crying her hurt cry. As I tried to comfort her, I thought maybe her shoulder had gotten dislocated in the strap, so I was trying to check that out. Once she fell, Steven became a great little helper and stayed by my side, which helped me a lot. Then we went to find Darrell, and I told him what happened. At this point, my insides were going crazy, and I was trying to hard not to cry. Darrell didn't think her shoulder was dislocated, so I decided to take her back to the car to feed her and check her over. I was helping her, I could see her arms were fine, and everything else seemed to be fine, but she still had her hurt cry. However, when I went to burp her, I noticed she would not put any weight on her right leg, and I knew that's where she was hurting. We decided to hit the drive through for lunch and came home to eat and see if a little calm time would help Lillie. When we got home we could see she definitely was not using her right leg in simple things like stretching and kicking. So, we headed off to InstaCare, and I made Darrell come with me, because every time I tried to even talk I'd burst into tears. X-rays were performed and the verdict - a broken leg! She has a small buckle fracture toward the bottom of the femur, and the PA put a full leg splint on it to help immobilize her. They didn't think it was super serious, but of course painful. We do have to call a pediatric orthopedic specialist at Primary Children's on Monday and have them look at her x-rays and see what we need to do for a follow up, but for now it's lots of love for us here, and lots of prayers that she will start to feel better soon!