Thursday, July 10, 2014

...Another Fall, a Baby Girl and Moved to Texas!

On November 6th, 2013 I fell in another parking lot!   I was 33 weeks pregnant at the time, and I did break my foot.   I was stepping off a curb and fall leaves were hiding the uneven pavement.  Instead of my ankle tendons tearing -- they snapped off the bone where they are attached.   So it really hurt less than a sprain - breaking the bone.  I thought I was okay at first, but after about 30 minutes I knew I should go to the ER.

I contacted my work and they refused to make it workers comp because I was not on the clock at the time of the accident.  After the previous drama and in the end denial of Worker Comp.  I went to the ER and they made sure the baby was okay.  When they took me in for an x-ray.

The x-ray tech asked me "There is no chance you could be pregnant, right?"    You should have seen her face when I said, "I am 33 weeks pregnant -- so yes, I am very pregnant."!!!

The next day I had to go to an orthopedic doctor to set the bone.  He put on a huge fiberglass cast on my foot and I was put on crutches.  I then asked that they give me a temp. handicap parking pass because being 8 months pregnant with a broken foot...  I think I should get better parking!  They agreed and did the paperwork to give me the parking pass!

After 3 weeks in the cast then cut it off, re-did the x-rays -- scheduled me for an MRI and put me in an inflatable walking boot cast.  I graduated to using a cane.

On December 12th I called my mid-wife at about 4 am because the baby had not been moving like she normally does all night making sleep miserable..  Instead of enjoying a nights peace - I was worried the baby was not kicking and punching me.  The Mid-wife was too, so she said to get to the hospital for "observation" which really means INDUCTION.

I was hooked up to a IV and they started the Pitocin drip and less than 12 hours later...

Genevieve Marie Scott
12/12/2013 @ 3:42 PM
5 lbs. 6oz. --18.5 inches long

Alexandria was very happy to see mommy and meet the baby.  A SISTER!!!

When "Baby Genny" (that's what Alex called her - so we all called her) was 4 weeks old -- we got on a train and moved the family from Atlanta, GA to Houston, TX!

Waiting in the New Orleans station - ALL ABOARD!
Alex LOVED the train ride!

Nap time in the family car on the train.

Life in Texas is wonderful - but it is hard with no family or friends and two little ones.

Genny is nearly 7 months old now!!

Alex coaches Genny on how to crawl.

"Self-Rescuing Princess" thinks normal a Rubik's Cube is too easy. 

We will be traveling by plane next weekend to go visit family!!!  It should be very fun!!!