Friday, May 24, 2013

MAY 22

My little guy had "minor" outpatient surgery done yesterday.
He did amazingly well.
How do you explain to a 6 month old that he cannot eat?
Yeah, he had to fast.
No food/drink from midnight on.
Surgery was scheduled for 8:45am.
He didn't get in there until after 10:30ish am.
That was a rough wait for me..
again, he did AMAZINGLY well.
We had some fussing but no outright screaming..poor baby was hungry. 
I felt so terrible.
This picture was taken around 9am

Still fairly happy over an hour later, after taking a short nap.

Then the wait.
Mike was (is still) away on a work-related trip and so I was there solo.
I had to hand over my baby.
The hospital does not allow parents in the operating room if the child is under 1 year old.
The actual surgery was relatively quick, under an hour, but felt like much, much longer.
By the time I was able to feed him, Jared had eaten nothing in over 12 hours!
He slept quite a bit yesterday, but in between was pretty much his normal self.
Even with a "minor" or routine surgery, things can go awry. 
I am so, so thankful that all went well.
Kudos to those parents and care givers that go through this on a regular basis.

Monday, May 20, 2013


I think this has been one of the longest blogging "breaks" I've taken thus far.
It was not an intentional one.
Life has a way of happening.
May has been so busy!!
I have a bunch of pictures, but one of May's recent happenings is that I knocked over Mike's drink (accidentally) onto our laptop and our hard drive was fried.  I am currently on his firehouse/work laptop.  So, no pictures for the present.
We have had two deaths of acquaintances/friends this month.
We celebrated Missy's 4th birthday.
We finished out our co-op year.
Jared turned 6 months and started solid foods.
I think that will be its own post once I'm back on my regular computer.
I was a bit surprised.  I'll leave it at that.
We took a trip to the zoo as a family.
We installed a new toilet.
Celebrated Mother's Day.
Prepared and planted our garden (minus half a row)
Prayed as we had a family member go through a very serious surgery.
(currently in recovery, Praise God!)
Attended the ENOCH convention.
Took the kids on an overnight (first time't even remember that far!) and a day trip with Daddy while Mommy attended the convention.
Attended several T-ball games and practices.
And the list goes on.
A little slice of what has been happening. 
I just wanted to check in.
Hopefully, I will be back to regular posting soon.
Till then--