Yesterday was the big day. After a total of 6 1/2 weeks, the Oldest Kidlet got his cast off.
Of course, this development comes with a few new challenges. He can’t fully bend his arm yet (totally normal), has a giant bruise on his arm (also totally normal), and doesn’t understand why he can’t do everything on his “my arm is better list.”
Yesterday, he played for hours and was rewarded with a swollen arm that we had to ice down. We weren’t warned about that, but the internet tells me it’s a normal reaction for over-exertion.
But it does mean that I don’t have to worry about being woken up in the middle of the night when he rolled and hit the wall with his cast. BANG! Seriously. It wasn’t fun. I don’t have to worry about anyone in the family getting smacked by it when he gives us hugs.
I just have to keep an extra eye out on him so that he doesn’t reinjure himself in the next 6 weeks. Considering he kept tripping on his feet yesterday… would anyone think less of me if I wrapped him in bubble wrap for the next 6 weeks?