Sunday, June 21, 2009

On and on and on it goes.

I'm still here. Blogging seems to be a luxury these days.
Hayden is crawling faster than I can think and loves to explore. I wouldn't trade these days, but I won't miss the constant run to keep up with him. He's growing so fast. Currently, he is waving hello, saying his version of "hi", bumping knuckles, and almost standing up. He still loves squash and sweet potatoes and is trying things like chicken and vegetable dinner, and spaghetti and meatballs, but isn't sure about those yet. He loves chicken (I'm guessing he gets that from me.) and bread. He's also a big fan of whatever I'm eating. He only has the two teeth still, but he loves using them to chew.
Erin is enjoying her summer. She's gone on a few ATV rides with her dad, is playing lots of softball, and is really looking forward to swimming when the rain ends. This morning she woke up with a big smile on her face and proceeded to share with me that she had the most wonderful dream in which she made out with a super hot guy. Yep, I bet you're all super jealous of me right now. Who doesn't want a completely hormone crazed teenage daughter?!?
David is working all the time. He's currently on the hunt for a new job and has a few good leads. He's looking for something a little closer to home.
Me? I'm feeling much better than I have in weeks. I drastically underestimated what having open heart surgery would do to my body and energy level. I even further underestimated what another sickness a few weeks after surgery would do to my psyche. I went through a little rough patch for about a week when I wondered why in the hell I put myself through all of that anyway, but now I'm feeling almost back to normal. I'm perusing the photography thing with a vengeance and have gotten great response from so many people. I have four weddings scheduled for this summer! My twin sister will be here in a few weeks and I'm really looking forward to having her and my beautiful niece and nephew here. The gardens are planted, the house is clean, the weather is wonderful. It's going to be a good summer.


Mary said...


My husband felt a lot better after he had his bypass. It is a lot to go through and I can imagine that the little one zaps your strength.

As for teenage daughters...been there, done that. Once was enough. lol

Take care of yourself and be sure to get lots of rest.


aola said...

I'm sure this seems like a long drawn out process to you but it seems to me that you have progressed very quickly in your recovery. I'm so happy to hear that things are getting back to normal. Congratulations on the weddings... you are a go getter!
I hope you and Brandy have a wonderful visit. I'm sure being around you and your family is just what she needs right now.

You never cease to amaze me.

Sandra said...

Thank you Mary. I am getting lots of rest. :)

A, it has been a quick recovery compared to what an older person might experience. I still have some healing to do. It may take up to a year to not have pain when I do certain things. I still get really tired much more quickly than I used to. I'm not complaining about the recovery process I've had. It could have been so much longer. I guess it just feels to me like I've been sick or recovering for the past year. At times it felt like I didn't even know my body at all! I'm just ready to feel like me again. :)
It's crazy to me how the mind and body can take over so completely after a major surgery. When I first came home from the hospital I remember thinking " I know I managed to take care of Hayden and Erin and the house all by myself before this, but I can't remember how." I literally could not remember how to do it all. Maybe it was my brains way of forcing me to rest and heal. I would blame it on drugs, but I was only on darvocet for about a week. I'm glad to not have that confused feeling anymore and to see my body returning to something like normal. :)

Kristen said...

I think when a person goes through something like this, they experience a "new normal." Things are never quite the way they were, eh?

Thank you for this update on you and yours. A loves bread, too--and anything I'm eating as long as it's not wet/slimy. Drives me nuts how picky she is.