Friday, May 22, 2009

Spica cast: Day 1

Landon is such a brave little boy- He is doing so awesome!! Landon and I spent a lot of time outside in the stroller yesterday, and he had lots of company. Grandma Merrill was first to visit Landon in the morning. She brought Elke back and brought Landon a nice puzzle book that will keep him entertained. Grandma Sabelka came over for lunch and helped with some household chores and held Landon in the afternoon. We spent some time outside and then Landon took a nice nap. After work, Auntie Jo Jo came over with some snacks and balloons. Elke wasn't sure about the balloons, but Landon loved them! Then Bernice came over with more balloons! Landon loved that balloon because there was a sucker attached! Later in the evening Uncle Randy, Aunt Cathy and cousins Eryn and Nolan came to visit. They brought Landon a movie, some puzzles and more snacks! Landon loved visiting with his cousins. He laughed and laughed. Landon even wanted to get down and on the floor. I think that Landon will be figuring out how to get around one way or another. I think all his visitors really helped him. So thank you all! We also had lots of phone calls from coworkers, friends and family! Jeremy and I are overwhelmed by the love and support from everyone and we know that Landon is going to heal in record time!!

I think these next few days at home will help us figure out how to best help Landon. We are still figuring out the diaper issue. I ordered a cloth diaper cover online yesterday and I think that will help keep his disposable diaper in place. Jer is going to work on building a tray for Landon's stroller so he can eat by himself. As for Landon's first night of sleep, that went really well all things considered. Jer and I are giving up sleeping in the same bed for the next few weeks. I feel better that one of us will be close to Landon and be able to keep him comfortable. He woke up several times during the night and Jer rotated him from his back to his stomach. Landon usually slept on his stomach so I am releived he feels comfortable doing this.

Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Yeah! I'm so glad to hear that things are going very well for all of you...all things considered! I agree, I think Landon is going to figure out how to move around in spite of being in his cast! :-) I am so happy after reading this post...yesterday it was tears of sadness, today they are tears of joy! Enjoy your weekend!