Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sammi had a fun Valentine's Day and loved opening her Valentines from family and friends. Her favorite thing she got was a new Dora the Explorer book, oh yeah, and the candy.

Sammi opening her Valentine from us.

Looking at her new book

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Oh where, oh where has my gallbladder gone? Oh where, oh where could it be....

For those of you who didn't hear, I (this is Stefanie) had my gallbladder removed a week ago today. I have been having gallstone attacks for about 18 months. They usually come in the middle of the night and I will be in intense pain for several hours. The attacks have come and gone for a period of several months, but recently have been worse. I had a serious gallstone attack a couple of weekends ago, and another that following Monday. So I went to Instacare that Monday to find out what the problem was. They did an ultrasound on my gallbladder and found that I had several stones. Then they scheduled me for surgery the next day.

A week has gone by and I am doing great. I still have pain, but it is so much better than last week. I had a follow-up appointment on Monday and the doctor said I am healing well.

The hard part is that I haven't been able to lift anything, including Sammi, for a week and won't be able to for another week. So that meant double duty for Kyle. He has been great, though, and has not complained at all. He has definitely turned into Mr. Mom by changing all of her diapers, feeding her, bathing her, and putting her to bed each night. I have also had major help from his mom. I don't think I could have gone through this without either of them. She has helped in getting Sammi up everyday and taking care of her while Kyle is at work.

Hopefully by next week, things will be back to normal and I will be a full-time mom again.