Recovering

I feel a lot better today. Yesterday and Friday were pretty brutal. Today felt a little easier.

I didn’t get enough sleep (Brooklyn and Sierra were up most of last night playing and laughing and being awfully disobedient, more on that later) and probably stood up too much and picked Ember up one too many times. But besides that, I’m good.

Allan was super dad this weekend. He did everything I usually do in a day, including wearing Ember for much of that work. He was really amazing and made me feel like the luckiest woman alive.

I had a really weird nap this afternoon and woke up really confused (probably the pain pills) and in a total panic at being alone. I couldn’t remember who I was or where I was or anything. I jumped out of bed and when the pain hit me I remembered everything and felt like crying. Crying because getting out of bed so hastily hurt really, really bad but also because I was suddenly so thankful and filled with love for Allan.

I know that sounds crazy. But I was on pain meds so I’ll use that as my defense.

I took what felt like a ton of pictures today and yesterday. It wasn’t that many, though. Enough to capture the jist of our weekend 🙂

A coworker of Allan’s has an orange tree with an abundance of oranges. They gave us a large bag full. Allan made orange juice.
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During our walk to the mailboxes yesterday. Allan filled in for me as babywearer since I can’t wear Ember right now.
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I have quite a few pictures of Allan doing a bunch of stuff with the kids while wearing Ember in that backpack. I love it 🙂
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Brooklyn gave Ember this cup and Ember was pretty happy about it.
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Allan was spraying the chalk off our porch. There was sooo much chalk it’ll take a few more washes to get it all off.
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Allan was moving some furniture around. To keep Ember happy I pushed her around the house in the stroller.
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It didn’t take too long for me to be back to work in the kitchen. Don’t worry, though, Allan did almost all of the work, the potatoes were the only thing I made today.
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Allan BBQ’d steaks.
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While Brooklyn read to Sierra.
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This corner of the couch was where I spent most of my day.
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6 thoughts on “Recovering

  • I'm so sorry that you're having to go through this. I think it took me at least a month to feel totally like myself again after my January surgery. It wasn't scheduled and I wasn't filled in about anything. They didn't even warn me about the CO2 pain until after I'd come out of the anesthesia. Sheesh, that is no fun. I'm glad you have a sweet hubby to take care of you. It really makes all the difference. I hope your recovery is swift. You're in my prayers and thoughts.

  • It must be a huge help that Allan took care of everything this weekend. Are you going to be on your own today? I hope you continue to feel better. At least now you can eat what you want and not have to worry about excruciating pain later. 🙂

  • You are very lucky, indeed, to have Allan's help. Looks like he goes above and beyond the call of duty. :c) Good for him.
    I can't imagine trying to wear a baby with those incisions…hopefully you're feeling well enough that it doesn't bother you anymore, or else Ember can hang out somewhere else while you recover.

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