Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The toughest girl I know....

So here we are day 5 post op from the removal of Ella's tonsils and adenoids and I guess I can stop waiting for her to be in pain. People warned me, "day 3 and 4 are the worst," um, nope. Ella was perhaps a little more tired than usual one of the days (probably because I was waking her up to give her motrin, and when I did she thought it was time to play,) but she has not acted like she is in pain at all. Oh yeah, and the kid has 3 new teeth coming in. The only real side effect I can see is a lot of drooling, which could be from 3 new teeth, but even that has tapered off.

Now, I know that Ella has an extraordinary-scary high pain tolerance but seriously? I have looked in the back of her throat and it makes my throat hurt, it's bright red with white crusty nastiness on it (where they burned the tonsils off.) While I am of course very happy that Ella is not in pain, this is kind of scary. Ella's danger perception is horrible and it makes sense, if hardly anything hurts why would you be deterred? Her current favorite monkey antics involve her stepping on the bottom drawer of the oven, using the handle on the oven door and pulling herself up. Of course I tell her "NO, danger. It's hot, it will burn you." (as a quick note, she does this when the oven is off, when it is on I have to baby gate her either downstairs in the family room or up in her room.) But if things don't hurt then how will she get it??? Does she feel hot? Of course I don't care to test that but what the heck am I supposed to do?

OK, nuff of that. Ella is really into copying everything that everyone does. For example, after dinner the kids feel the need to have races from the living room into the kitchen. Hunter is always changing it up, he will run, then crawl, then walk backwards etc, and there is little Miss Ella doing exactly what Hunter is doing. If someone is changing clothes Ella will find something and start getting dressed herself, if you take a drink she takes a drink. But the funniest thing happened last night. I had a sudden urge to clean the bath tubs and toilets (I don't think it has ever happened before : ) so of course Miss Ella was in their bathroom with me. Ella had been standing on her stool making faces at herself in the mirror, so I got done cleaning the toilet and had moved on to the bath. Apparently I left both the seats of the toilet up, well I feel Ella standing right behind me so I turn around and there she stands with her shirt pulled up, pushing her hips into the side of the toilet. I pulled her back, pushed her shirt down and said don't touch it's icky. She again pulls up her shirt and pushes her hips to the toilet. It dawned on me what she was doing, she was trying to pee standing up, just like Hunter. I was trying so hard not to crack up, I scooted her back and put the seat down and she started hollering at me. My lovely son almost never shuts the door to the bathroom and also I still bathe the kids together and Hunter always has to pee before he gets in the bath, so obviously she has watched him a time or two. The girl cracks me up!! In more potty news, Ella continues to poop on the potty, most of the time she tells me "poop" and waves her arms in the air, doing the poo poo in the potty dance, other times I smell her tooting and ask her if she needs to go and she will go upstairs into the bathroom and start taking off her pants. A couple of times she has told me she needs to poop and I will sit her on the potty and she will pee and then sign "all done." She is a smarty pants!!!

Here are a few pics, these first 2 from this morning, nevermind the horrible hair, she was wearing a hat when we took Hunter to school because it was SNOWING! Anyhow, she is sitting with my homemade Cabbage Patch Doll that my grandmom made me when I was a kid. The doll is almost as big as her and has tons of hair and Ella finds her quite funny.






Here she is wearing my mom's coat, sitting in her new cousins infant
carrier.






Here she is putting on her brother's new undies (he got him for his birthday, I know lame gift : )
And Hunter trying new jammies over his clothes
Here she is dancing in her tutu
And here she got a hold of the remote
BUSTED!!

13 comments:

Bethany said...

LOL love the remote pics. The pain tolerance thing is so scary! Payton def was in pain after her surgery, but she definitely has no fear! And and Ella would get along great! LOL

Kiki said...

love the tutu pic! I think Bree needs one of those! what kind of headbands do you use for her? where do you get them? they look like they actually might stay in? do they?

Tsquared417 said...

There's never enough pics of your kids...they are so damn cute! Olivia has a ridiculous pain tolerance also and it totally freaks me out. Especially when she shows pain b/.c then I know she must be in terrible pain. I'm glad she's feeling ok for you!

datri said...

Love the pics! Can never have too many pics! Glad her recovery is going well.

Becca said...

Great pics! And Yippee to Miss Ella pooping on the potty!!!!! I'm soooo waiting for that day. We had a couple of days of it a few months ago, and now...no poop. LOL I'm glad she's doing well. I hope the surgery proves to be a complete success!

Cammie Heflin said...

She is awesome, I wish I could hook Addy up with her so she could pick up some of these amazing skills!

Ruby's Mom said...

She is so adorable!It's great that she is doing so well with the potty and so cute about her trying to stand up to go potty:)

Brandy said...

I am glad Ella's doing so well. I just love her in that last picture. It's almost better than the credit card one. :)

Aunt Tami said...

Ok, I just love the tutu pic!! She is just so pretty! And again can I say...I just LOVE the hair!!! I cant believe how long it is...it took Shay forever for her hair to get that long! The standing up to pee,too cute! If she can figure out a way to do that she will have to teach me!!! Ha! She is one superkid! Good luck with the stove thing, that doesnt sound like fun! Love ya's, Aunt Tami and family

The Austin's said...

Ella is just so cute. I love the tutu. Glad she is feeling so good after her surgery.

Stephanie said...

my goodness she is stunning!!! I love the close ups, she has the best eyes! The car seat one cracks me up, my Megan is constantly climbing in any and all baby items. She got stuck in a jumer the other day at a play place. Somebody tapped me on the shoulder and pointed, opps! LOL

Denise said...

she is so beautiful and ofcourse her brother is cute too. I just fall in love with the extra something in our kids. Ck in often, never sign so thought Id do it today!
Denise

Linda said...

Beautiful girl! Just found your blog- so glad I did!