Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bye-bye beach, hello cath lab

I adore California. Only in CA can you be at the beach, the mountains and the desert all in the same day. I had such a relaxing and fun vacation with my female in-laws. I am a very lucky girl to have married into such a wonderful family. I'm also thankful that they have welcomed me with such open arms!

We got back into town last night, er, early this morning, and I couldn't keep myself from waking up Elijah and smooching on him. He doesn't have a hard time falling back asleep (Sammy does), so that's why I woke him and no one else. :)

I got some much-adored and much-needed time with my monkeys today. I felt like both of them had grown so much in the five days I was gone! Sammy is speaking much more clearly now, and the boys are interacting much more (not necessarily in a good way). After being in my bedroom for a minute this afternoon, I came into the bathroom to find both boys trying to fit under the sink.

Here is one of my favorite photos from the trip of me and Dan's sisters and mom. I love this one!

And a huge bonus from the trip was seeing MY mother! Our time together was short, but we made the most of it. I love her and miss her, and I was thankful to have a little bit of time with her.

This was the view from the beach house we rented. Not bad!

And tomorrow we head to the hospital with Elijah. He will be having his 8th heart cath with Dr. G. All of those familiar emotions come flooding back when I allow them in. Fear, sadness, pride and on and on. E is the second case of the day, so we have a start time of 11:30. That means we have a morning of no food or drink. Sammy will be staying with an auntie, so he will be in good hands. Dan and I will be with our oldest boy, giving him our utmost love and support.

As far as we know, Dr. G will be doing diagnostics unless he finds that any "work" needs to be done. We will keep Facebook and this blog posted, as well, tomorrow. Thanks for checking in! Please pray for a smooth day tomorrow and for good news!


dxeechick said...

Glad you enjoyed your time in CA and best of luck with the heart cath. I don't look forward to more of those! I'll keep you all in my thoughts.

mina said...

It's great that you had a chance to take some well deserved time to yourself. Elijah will remain in my thoughts!