Monday, June 23, 2008

All About Gnomes...

My friend Carly took some pictures of Naomi to practice her camera skills! It was quite fun watching our little model in action!








Naomi's Sunday was not a good one. As we left church, Brian was swinging her by one arm. As I began reminding him not to do that because of a little girl in our ward in Texas that had her shoulder pulled out of its socket, Naomi suddenly yelled out and pulled her arm in real tight to her body. She refused to move it! We didn't really know if she might be overacting because we were just talking about stuff like that or not. I was pretty sure she was actually hurt though. Brian didn't want to take her to the hospital until we got her home to "really" look at it. I thought this was ridiculous - she couldn't move it at all! We took her home - about two minutes later we headed out (again into her carseat) to the hospital. Poor little girl! She did not want to go to the doctor. I think she cried even more about that than the pain - even though I'm sure that was pretty bad. 

We only sat at the hospital at most 30 minutes. Naomi watched the fish the entire time. They had Nemo and Marlin and Dorie. It was quite exciting! It did worry me when we first sat down Naomi suddenly said, "Mommy, I see Dorie!" I had yet to notice the fish tank! So they set us in a little hall and had a doctor come see us there so we didn't have to wait in a room forever. He was really quick, just maneuvered her elbow and said to wait 10 minutes. He was nice and brought her two chocolate milks. One minute into the milk, she was holding it herself. Apparently its called Nurse Maid's Elbow. It happens alot. He even showed me how to fix it if it ever happens again. I hated how he jumped to the conclusion that I had done it! I resisted the urge of being really mean and pointing out that Brian had done it! 

Naomi then had to get up and hug everyone and tell them how the doctor had made her all better. She hugged Gwen like she hadn't seen her in weeks! When we got home Naomi told me how much she liked her little round doctor with the small hips. (He was very apple shaped) She also liked how he was bald, but had hair on his ears! She is a crack up! I'm just glad she didn't say that to him! But who would have thought that this little girl in pain was scoping her doctor out so well...the way kids see things is all too honest!

Another sad, but funny Naomi story - we had put her in her bed for a timeout. Suddenly she starts screaming, "I'm broken, I'm broken!" I hurry in to see what is wrong. She had picked a scab and apparently it hurt. Quite the ridiculous over-reaction!  

I finally met Naomi's Sunday School teachers. They said she is the most well-behaved! I was shocked! In our last ward they always talked to us about how she needed to settle down. So either they were incorrect or Naomi has figured it all out. Perhaps the teachers here are just more understanding and actually want to be teaching primary. That could truly be it!

7 comments:

Beth said...

Pretty Naomi! Those are fun pictures! :) And what a fabulous Sunday adventure you had! I'm glad it wasn't anything serious!

Jennifer said...

We went to an urgent care facility on Easter Sunday a couple years ago when Charlotte had nursemaid's elbow. I felt like they were going to file a report that we were abusive, but they reacted the same as your doctor. The next time it happened Andy fixed it himself.

Naomi is so beautiful and such a great picture-model!

Chanda said...

Maeve also had to be taken to the ER for nurse maid's elbow--it was my fault. I picked her up by the arms. It has happened several times since then--even though I never again picked her up that way. I am now a pro at popping her little elbow back in. Glad I'm not the only one . .

John and Chantalle Bishop said...

SUCH cute pictures!! Sad story! We will have to be careful when Zach is that big :) Glad you like your new ward!

Jesse Edwards said...

oh so sad!! Luckily that's pretty easy to fix. love those little model pics though!

Jennifer said...

We miss you, too!! When will all the girls be in the same state at the same time? (Sorry boys.)

Beth said...

Hey, thanks for your comment on my blog yesterday. You're fabulous. Love you!