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Drae’s 1st Haircut

6 Apr

Before Drae's 1st Haircut, Orangevale, CA // 06 April 2017

“Before” Haircut // 06 April 2017


Decided to cut off Drae’s beautiful long hair since she has been rejecting clips or pulling her hair back.  Her hair has been so tangled and just plain ol’ in the way which is definitely not safe with a broken clavicle.  It’s so great to be able to see her face now and know that she can see clearly without any clips or pigtails.  

She has already been called a boy 3 times today, but I don’t care.  She is still my cutie pie.

“After” Haircut – My Little Animé Character // 06 April 2017

Like Brother, Like Sister

29 Mar
Waiting for Drae to get X-rays in Urgent Care room

Urgent Care – waiting for Drae to get x-rays // 28 March 2017

Another unfortunate first. Drae fractured her right clavicle.  What?  Wasn’t it just yesterday when Cedro broke his arm?

She jumped from the slide in the kids’ bedroom and collided with Kuya Cedro and landed on the ground on her right shoulder.  

She calmed down almost immediately thanks to YouTube Kids.  We didn’t know for sure if she had broken anything since she was so calm.  What a trooper.  (Reminds me of when my grandma had broken her leg while watering the plants in the backyard — in wedge sandals, no less — and silently crawled-slash-dragged herself back into the house by herself.)

A trip to Urgent Care and an after-hours Ortho Clinic confirmed that Drae had indeed fractured her collarbone.  The good news was that it was a clean break and wouldn’t need to be reset.  The bad news was that there isn’t really much you could do other than put her arm in a sling and give her pain meds.  She immediately rejected both so this may be a long road for a full recovery.

That night she repeated over and over in her sleep, “WHY did I DO this?!… WHYYYYYY did I DO this?!!!”

Thankfully, she woke up giggling and laughing.  And so continues my journey as a mom to keep my kids alive and happy…

Drae - still smiling the morning after breaking her collarbone

The Morning After – still smiling… Cedro was fine and unhurt in the accident. This is just his Mama-this-is-too-early-for-pictures look. // 29 March 2017

1st Train Tracks!

29 Jan

My 1st train tracks!!! I know that Papa really got these for himself. I don’t care! This will keep me occupied this week while Mama & Papa pack up our NYC apt.

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