Baby’s first X-rays & the terrible, no good day

Today was one hell of a day in the world of motherhood.

It started off by not sleeping last night, the baby was crying every 30 minutes or so. I figured it was her tummy being gassy. Either way she was up most of the night so she and I snuggled on the couch until morning.

When we woke up I went to change her, that’s when my day really took a turn.

My baby’s right arm was limp and she couldn’t move it… And if I moved it she cried. The only thing she would do is slightly grip my finger.

I asked Michael (hubby) if he noticed her arm was funny too. He did and I called our pediatrician as soon as I could. They squeezed us in so we got dressed and went to get our little one checked out.

As you can see in the photo, her right arm just laid by her side and didn’t move. It hurt so bad, my heart was breaking seeing her in pain.

After our pediatrician checked her out, she decided that since she was so young, to have her go get x-rays to make sure everything was alright.

Holding my child down to get an x-ray in a position that hurt her shoulder and made her scream just about broke my heart into a million pieces. I have never felt so horrible about something in my entire life thus far.

At the end of the day, x-rays came back to show no broke bones, which was amazing! Our pediatrician told us she must have just strained something in her shoulder to monitor her and encourage her to move her arm more and more.

After a few days, baby was back to normal and happy as a little clam.

The whole experience gave me a new look into motherhood, realizing just how much I love my little baby and never want anything to happen to her to cause her pain or sadness.

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