Thursday, October 24, 2013

9 months baby.

i just can't believe it. i know i say that every time, but really, i just can't. our sweet Eleanor Dae is 9 months old today. she's so big. has so much personality and has recently proved to be such a strong little trooper. 

you see, Saturday night, my perfect little world of keeping her from ever getting hurt, was shattered right before my eyes. she took a very hard spill off of our bed whilst playing which resulted in an emergency trip to the hospital. john & i's hearts were so broken when we didn't know why our darling babe was in so much pain. after some x-rays, (and some not-so-sensitive technicians) we found out that our sweet helpless Eleanor had broken her collarbone. what?! she has a broken bone?! she's just a baby. neither of us have ever had a broken bone in our lives. and this new life - just shy of 9 months - has already broken one. if i was ever in the running for mother of the year, that's long gone now. 
that first night was rough, and the second day a bit better, but see E on the 3rd day and you wouldn't even know she was ever injured. atta girl! she's so brave. so strong. and i am so proud of her. we spend most of every day holding her (as she can't crawl right now) and we spend all night snuggling. doc says she should be all healed up within about 2 - 3 weeks. woo hoo!!

john lost his job this month, which is terrible but has been such a blessing in disguise with eleanor's recent injury. she loves her daddy so so much and having him here with us has been absolutely incredible. thank you Jesus, for knowing exactly what we need when we do not. you're just so faithful. 

the weather is finally changing down here in FL and this is the first day we can all officially put on our jackets! if you could only see my beaming face through this text! we will definitely be spending much more family time outside over these next few days. i really want to take advantage of this time that john is home and soak up every minute of it. 

be praying for us! we know lots of changes are coming! 

birdy + buck


BECKY said...

I love this post! How fun to see the before and after. I am so thrilled that Eleanor is handling her injury so well. Of course, having a fabulous Mommy and Daddy sure helps!

Love you all!

Marie said...

Hope she's getting better and she's a strong girl! Love the before & after photos. :)

Annie @ Mismatched Simplicity said...

Well isn't Eleanor just the bee's knees. Happy to hear she's s trooper and is just healing in style and speed!! Also, that's cool how Jesus just orchestrates timing perfectly to allow John to hangout with her during this season. Y'all are a lovely and encouraging family!

Jen said...

Aw poor E! Glad she is feeling better already! Just tears you to pieces when your kids get hurt. So far K has had surgery, a seizure, and recently a big gash we thought was going to need stitches but managed to only need some heavy duty taping. Ugh. I thought it was just cause I had boys, but I guess it's just a kid thing. Every one of my gray hairs is from him ;P
Hope you guys are doing well and we'll be praying for a new job!