Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Galbladder update

4 weeks ago today, I had my gallbladder removed. I was sure it was going to be quick and easy. I knew for a fact that even though it was recomended that I stay in the hospital overnight, I was going to come home the same day. I was told that I wouldn't be able to nurse for 24 following surgery and that scared me. Mama watched my boys during the day while Stacy and I spent the day at Athens Regional. The surgery was very quick and easy once they finally took me back, but I was not happy at all when they woke me up. I even cried. Not because of pain, but because some strange lady woke me up :( Before I could go home they wanted me to eat/ drink something and use the bathroom. I had some chicken noodle soup and ate some ice. It was awfully painful, due to the soreness of my throat because of the breathing tube. I have never been through something so rough. Maybe it's because I'm getting older, maybe it's because I have never had surgery in my life, maybe it's because I just gave birth, I'm not sure. But I was sure that I was going to go home and sleep in my bed, maybe be in a little pain he following day, but nothing compared to what I felt. It was rough. As soon as I got out of the bed the first time to use the bathroom, I was sure that I wouldn't be able to go home. I could hardly walk, much less change clothes. At this point I told the nurse I thought I'd have to stay for the night, she knew my concerns and brought me a pump. A lactation consultant called and told me that I didn't need to pump and dump. She told me that all of the drugs were out of my system and that I'd be fine to pump and save. That made me happier. I'll sum up my hospital stay by saying that I spent the night and left before lunch the next day.
Stacy picked me up after taking Micah to school. Mama was watching Patton at my house. I hadn't taken anything for pain since right after surgery, I was okay, until 1:30. I moved. I moved from a lying position to a sitting position and thought I felt my insides moving. It was BAD! Way worse than giving birth. I didn't want to, but I had to take more pain medicine. I knew that this wasn't going to be a quick and easy recovery that I thought I would have. Due to the fact that I was told not to lift anything over 15 pounds for 2-3 weeks, we moved in with the rents. Stacy worked during the day, and Mama, Daddy, and the rest of the family helped take care of me while I recovered. I must say that I have the Best family ever. I got the royal treatment while recovering. We've been back home for 2 weeks and are mostly back into our routine. I even got to enjoy some french fries last week for the first time in a month. I was tod by numerous people, that having my gallbladder removed would be the best thing I ever did. I have a hard time believing that, but if I can live the rest of my life without another attack, I'll be a happy camper.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sweet Sarah

On Halloween I had the pleasure of attending my Best Friend in the whole wide world's baby shower. I just love Sarah. She and I have been dear friends since the 2nd grade. I was probably almost as excited as she was when she called me this past spring telling me that she was going to have a baby. By this time I was more than half way through my pregnancy. And I couldn't be more happy that for a few months Sarah and I would be pregnant together. From the beginning I really thought that Sarah would have a boy, but she and Kyle both thought it was probably a girl. Both were very surprised to find out that it was a boy. I am So excited that there is a possibility that Patton and Noah will be able to grow up, be friends, and attend Child's World together :)
Look at these cute pacifiers.
Sarah got A LOT of monogramed/ embroidered things!
Sarah, Heather, and me. Friends forever. All of us now have, or are having boys. Isn't that exciting?!
Me and my other sister from another mother.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Favorite

I am trying to catch up in my blogging, but due to the fact that I have a very busy 4 year old, and an almost 11 week old, I've just had my gallbladder removed, and am currently living with the rents due to the fact that I'm not even supposed to lift my own baby.... blogging just isn't happening as often as I would like for it to. I hope to update on "Gallbladder removal 2010" soon, but until then please enjoy my new favorite. I just LOVE this baby boy!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Halloween Party and Halloween

This year due to the fact that I have a little bitty (well maybe not so little) baby I decided to take a year off from being room mom for Micah's class. I am very happy that there were two other ladies that had volunteered to do the planning this year, but am a little sad that I will be a bystander this year. Micah's class had their Halloween party a couple of weeks ago and it was fun to watch the party instead of running it. This year they played musical chairs read several stories, made a turkey apron, had pizza and made really cute desserts. The desserts were moonpies made to look like owls. I had a sad baby by this time and didn't get a good picture, but they were really cute.
As soon as I received my costume express magazine in the mail this year, I had Micah look through it to choose his costume. I did not want to want to be trying to find a costume at the last minute with a baby in tow. Plus it's just SO much easier to just order online. Micah looked at the magazine and chose to be a frog. I ordered the frog right away, before he would have a chance to change his mind. And it's a good thing I did, because it was about the time that I got the frog costume in the mail he began talking about what his friends were going to be. He thought that maybe he'd like to be Spiderman, or some other super hero. I just told him that I was Sorry that was going to be a frog this year. And he was fine with it. And he was a mighty cute frog if I do say so myself.
Micah is so happy that his hair is finally growing long enough to play with again, but Stacy says it's time for it to be cut.
Now on to sweet sweet Patton. I SO wanted him to be this pumpkin this year. But I couldn't get Stacy to say yay or nay on spending $34. When I finally decided to just suck it up and order it, it was already out of stock. By the time they had restocked it, I would have to pay $15 to rush the shipping, and I thought $49 was WAY too much. Needless to say we went costume shopping last minute anyway. There were not many costumes to choose from, so we settled to a pea. We called Sweet Patton, sweet p. And he was a mighty sweet P :)
We went to the church's Fall Festival and had a blast.