Overall the holiday weekend was a lot of fun. The big downer was my broken back. Well, not really a broken back, but I hurt my back Friday morning in Dance Jam. It was the end of class and one of my favorite songs came on: “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy. Since I know this song and dance so well I jammed out and went hard. Too hard. There is a move where we head bang forward while doing squats. And that motion tore my back in three different places. After the song I escorted myself out. I tried to sit and tears came to my eyes. I thankfully brought Helena in with her carrier because the parking lot was more crowded than normal because of the holiday and I didn’t want to carry her all that way. So I went to the locker room put on the carrier and went to the daycare to check Helena out. I was a little frustrated as I called and made a reservation for the infant room (for babies 3 months and older)the day before. The week prior when I dropped her off they advised she was still a little too little for the toddler room and was in the infant room (which you have to reserve at least 24 hours in advance). And well when I picked her up on Friday she was crying like crazy in the toddler room, when I had a reserved a spot for her in the infant room! I was too hurt with my back to make it a deal, so I just had one of the caregivers lift her so I could buckle the carrier and out we went. Once I got home Chris got Helena from the car seat and put her down for her nap, and I just cried and cried. I hate this type of pain because you can’t see it. I had plans that afternoon as my in-laws were on their way. But all I could do was sit with some ice on my back. Chris had to help me go to the bathroom, everything. Talk about embarrassing. It was and is horrible. I am obviously thankful that Chris is there to help, and it was good timing with my in-laws coming into town for even more help. But not being able to pick up Helena out of her crib, and get on the floor to play with her is heartbreaking for me. Thankfully she crawls up onto my lap for a few kisses and cuddles, and for me to read to her. The big advantage of not being able to get down to the floor? No diaper changes!!! :)
|Because she doesn't have enough toys!|
|Her own basketball hoop!|
|Her own lawn chair!|
|and of course, bubbles!!!|
|Showing off her new light toy!|
|Hanging with Grandpa|
|Sleeping with Grandma|
Sunday morning we went to the indoor pool at the Broomfield Rec Center. We all had a blast! Marty, Mary, and Chris enjoyed the slides! And Helena loved the little toddler area! I myself floated around the “lazy river” a couple of times, and can’t remember being so relaxed! After Helena’s long afternoon nap we went up to the Orchard for Helena to play in the little outdoor area (she wanted to go through the splashpad so bad!), followed by dinner.
It was a great weekend, I just really wish I hadn’t hurt my back. I went to go see a physical therapist this morning and got some exercises to do and was told I tore my muscles in three different areas! My in-laws are currently vacationing in Steamboat Springs and Aspen and plan to come back on Thursday which is when my parents come into town for the weekend! So I really hope to start feeling better soon!
I hope your 4th of July was colorful!