Sunday, November 28, 2010
There are so many things im thankful for. Especially this year. This has been a rough one. Hailey was in the hospital for a week with rsv while I was pregnant, Addison had open heart surgery, we are broke, and some other things but those were the really sucky ones. I didnt think I was going to make it through addison's surgery but here I am. Im so thankful all of that is behind me!!!! Im also thankful for soo much more, like the fact that I have my family right around the corner from me and they are always there whenever I need a helping hand or im being a scaredy cat and need to stay with them while my husband goes out of town because lets face it, im scared to be alone. Im one of those people that scare the crap out of myself. I see scary clown shape murderers in the shadows of my bedroom. So this wonderful Thanksgiving week, and black friday I was at my parents, two children in toe. We manage to get through it with out any one getting into a fist fight, for the most part..... I'm also thankful for the fact that we had just enough money left on credit cards to do some shopping for the girls on black Friday for Christmas. I am thankful that I have a roof over my head, and a wonderful husband, and two children who love me (most of the time). Im just so thankful I could explode. Some days I wake up and feel so happy about my life, I love waking up to my girls smiling and talking to each other, while my husband is in the kitchen makeing me a cup of coffee and I can smell it all the way in the bedroom (yes he is that awesome). I love when Scott comes in and kisses us goodbye, before he leaves for work, and I see it in his eyes too. How happy he is, for what we do have. Its a wonderful thing. Im also thankful for the wonderful group of close friends I have. The ones that are always there for me no matter what, through thick and thin. I got lucky, I really did with my girls (Amber,Crystal,Jade, and Melea (in ABC order...)). And last but not least im thankful for chocolate......how I Love you dear sweet delicious chocolate....
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
This is Addison after her surgery. She did amazing. I should have wrote this post right after it happened when it was real and raw and right in the front of my head. But I have been busy with life lately. After her surgery was done we were only in the hospital for 5 days. i couldn't believe. I thought my heart was going to explode when everything was done with and they told me it was a success. I literally felt a million pounds lift off of my shoulders. I had my mom and hubby with the whole time, thank God for their support. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Not one complication. Not to mention the size of her scar. It was nothing like I thought it would be. I pictured this massive incision all the way to her belly button for some reason, but it was smaller than my finger, which you can see in the pic.
By day 3 Addison was smiling. It was auch a wonderful sight to see. I was so happy to pack my stuff up and get out of that hospital and have that whole situation behind me. Once we got home it took a little while to get back to normal. But I think we are there now. We have been seeing the cardiologist every other week. And so far everything has been right on track. And Addison is even starting to gain weight. And with that being said there is another reason why she is gaining weight, she has been eating baby food. And she loves it, every bite. I have to scrape the baby food jar and she is still wanting more. She is especially loving apples. So far she has had apples, peas, sweet potato, green beans and baby cereal with apple juice. She is a happy little camper. We also went to the eye doctor and audiologist. The eye doctor said she is a little farsighted. But I knew she would need glasses, we all have them in my family. And the audiologist did not get a good reading and thought addy had some fluid in her ears so we went and saw our pediatrician but she said there was no infection and not much fluid at all, nothing that would cause concern or would need immediate action. So that was good to hear.