It’s Time

This weekend I had a gallbladder attack after a day of perfectly healthy eating. And long, boring story short, I went to see my surgeon today and scheduled my gallbladder removal surgery for next Friday.
I’m not nervous, I feel good about the decision. I am curious and hopeful about the surgery. I’ve never had surgery of any kind so I’m really… curious to see how I do. I’m really hoping I have an easy recovery because I don’t have any help and getting back to normal ASAP is crucial to taking care of four kids!

I promised myself I’d take pictures today everywhere I went and I DID! I was so proud of myself! For most of these there was at least one person watching me. I get embarrassed but for no reason. Everyone who sees me taking pictures smiles; some comment about how great it is to document moments like these.
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Once in the exam room I stacked three boxes of exam gloves to use as a tripod for my camera.
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Payson got moody right away because once he got settled on the exam table he immediately wanted off. He did that through my entire appointment. Cried for me to pick him up and sit on my lap and then immediately arched his back to get off. He’s such a whiny butt.
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Allan says often, jokingly, “We really need to let Payson’s hair grow out and then dye it black and comb it over so he can look like the emo kid that he is.”
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Brooklyn put her sippy cup on Payson’s carseat. It spilled and completely saturated Payson’s pants. He went into the hospital (I registered and got bloodwork done) wearing only his shirt and diaper. And shoes.
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Brooklyn and Sierra goofed off and Payson cried while I registered. Ember stood on my lap and filled her diaper.
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A diaper change before getting my blood drawn. (They were testing my iron levels)
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These were taken earlier this week, Payson bit off the nipple on his bottles so he’s switched to sippies all the time now. I was shocked when he didn’t mind the change at all. We’re weaning him off his binkies, too, and he’s doing ok with it. He falls asleep with a binky but doesn’t use them during the day anymore.
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7 thoughts on “It’s Time

  • I hope your surgery goes smoothly!

    I love (sorry) that you have a whiny butt, too. Kate can totally be like that. I literally snorted when I read Allan's thoughts!

    You have inspired me with your picture taking everywhere you go. Next week is our “spring break” and we have a few fun activities planned and I have talked myself into taking pictures each stop. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  • I hope your surgery goes smoothly as well! And that your recovery is fast. Good luck!

    I love seeing how all your kids are reacting in your pictures, it's so great that you take pictures everywhere you go. I really need to be better at that again!!!

  • I love this post! 😉 I hope the surgery goes ok. My mom had her gallbladder taken out and it has helped her!! I know you will be happy to have some relief!

    I'm not sure what it is about it, but I REALLY LOVE that shot of yall in the waiting room at the doctor's office! It's so cool! I can't put my finger on what it is exactly that I love so much about it…but I really do. I keep going back to look at it over and over again! I'm strange, but whatever…I like that picture!!

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  • Sending positive thoughts for your surgery. From what I hear it's pretty routine. Love your documenting your day with photos. I'm always taking daily shots with my iphone, over 2000 on there now. I need to get them off because they're making the rest of my phone run slow!

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