Thursday, October 22, 2009

Happy 7th Birthday Jenelle!

As I was uploading the video below to share for Jenelle's Birthday today, I heard a huge "thud" in the hallway. Apparently, Jenelle fell into the door in the hall, and that is not unusual for Jenelle. A few minutes later, Jenelle sat in front of Brett (who was sitting on the couch) and all of a sudden, he noticed blood running down her back. Jenelle had split the back of her head open.

Given that Brett cannot lift her right now because of his shoulder surgery, I took her to the ER, where Grandma met us to help me. It was not a good night for the ER. We signed in at 9:30, and didn't see a doctor until 1:00 a.m. I joked with the nurses that the wait was so long, Jenelle arrived when she was 6 years old, and left when she was 7!

After a lot of Lidocain, the doctor put in 6 staples. Jenelle giggled through the process. In all, she never cried or showed that she was in any pain. This child is truly remarkable.

I'm sure Jenelle didn't really want staples for her birthday, but so far that is her first gift. In honor of this special day, I wanted to share some recent video of Jenelle giggling. And just for fun, I have a photo to document her ER experience this evening. As you can see, she is all smiles. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.

Happy Birthday Boo - We love you!



celia said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful Jenelle! May we have you in our family for many, many more years!

Ben and Bennie said...

Happy Birthday, sweet precious child! Sorry about the unexpected present!

Fantastagirl said...

Happy Birthday Jenelle!

Such a beautiful girl, with awesome smiles, and giggles!

May your seventh year be full of giggles and NO MORE STAPLES!

Naomi said...

Happy Birthday Jenelle! 7 already, where did the time go...

Love the giggles :)

therextras said...

Happy Birthday, Jenelle!

She looks so pretty!


Danielle said...

Yay!!! I was waiting until I got home so I could watch the video. I LOVE her laugh!!!!!! She still sounds exactly like I remember her, but man, looks SO much bigger! Flat Stanley agrees. He is also about ready to come back home...