Friday, November 11, 2011

Pj Friday!

It's Friday, which means one thing in our house. Pajama Day!!! This is Jp, rockin' his new cars pj set that he got last night. I bought a few others too, so he will have a new one to wear every Friday for a while! Hooray for sales at Target!!

I love pajama Friday, not just because it's comfortable...but it also gives me a chance to get all the laundry done!!

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A chance to update

Things have been kinda crazy around here this week. Jp had his hernia surgery on Tuesday morning. Everything went smoothly, and he came out feeling fine. He was given a caudal, which is a shot to numb him from the waist down. So he stayed numb and slept most of the day Tuesday. He tried to walk when we got home around noon, and his little legs buckled under him. So we spent most of the afternoon napping on the couch. He woke up at 6:30 when John got home, rolled off the couch, took a few wobbly steps and then he was back to normal.

It's crazy to me that he could go through this surgery, and then be up and playing like normal. Wednesday he was back 100%. Climbing on things, playing with his toys, and not acting like he is in ANY pain. He is supposed to be getting Motrin every 6 hours and Tylenol every 4, but he hasn't needed any medicine since 6:15 last night. I haven't seen him even wince once in pain, and he is climbing on a chair as I type, so I think he is going to be A-ok!!

He does have some restrictions though. No straddling for 2 weeks, so I had to hide our bouncy zebra and rocking horse in my closet, and not baths, only showers until we go for our followup. We go back for our followup with the surgeon on November 16 and then they will take the super band aid off, and he will be left with just the steri-strips for another week or so, until they fall off on their own.

I was a lot calmer than I thought I would be. My mom was super awesome, and I am so glad she went with me. Having her there helped to keep me calm and collected.

As for how I imagined things would be, it's completely different!! He is healing so much quicker than I thought, and I had no clue that he would be back to normal so soon! Now it's time for him to have his daily sponge bath, and then we are gonna clean the house!!

Thank you to all of our friends and family for the words of encouragement, and well wishes. It is a great feeling knowing that we have such awesome people in our lives who care so much about our little man.

Have a great day everyone!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Getting ready for the week.

So this weekend was a whirlwind. Friday night started off with a trip to Urgent Care for me. I have a swollen lymph node behind my right ear, and it was really killing me. I headed in, and got my flu shot, some super strong antibiotics to kill whatever infection is making is swell, and some pain meds for the awful headache I have. 
After waiting at Walgreens for half an hour I went home and spent the rest of Friday night on the couch. It was restful, except for the fact that Jp woke up after we put him in bed, and he stayed up until 1:30 in the morning.  That coupled with my raging headache made for a very long night. John was on total daddy duty Saturday morning though. As soon as Jp woke up, he came in to our room and scooped him up, and tucked me in and I went right back to sleep. I have to say that he has been absolutely AMAZING while I have been sick. I have to take my antibiotics every 8 hours, which means that I need a 3:45am dose. John sets the alarm on his phone, and then at 3:45 he brings me water and the med, and wakes me up so I can take it. I love that man so much!! 
Saturday night was pretty much the same story with Jpers. He went to bed at a decent time, and then woke up around 11, and stayed up till 1:30 again. Sunday morning John woke super early, so when Jp got up they had father son time, and I got to sleep in. I love my husband so much. He is an even better dad than I could have imagined he would be. I also love that he looks forward to those couple of hours on Saturday and Sunday that he gets alone with his son. That's the most precious thing to me. 

This week is going to be a busy one. John started a new position within his company last week, so since this is his first full week in the new spot, he will not be able to go to Jp's surgery appointment with me. Monday we find out what time the surgery will take place on Tuesday. My mom is going to drive up from San Antonio to come with me since John can't be there. I am sure I will be a mess, so it will be nice to have her there with me. Even though I'm 27 years old, it's still comforting to have my momma there with me. We have grown closer in the past few years, and she is absolutely amazing, and I love her dearly. 
I don't know how long it will take for little man to recover from his surgery. The aftercare instructions they gave me say that he can't have a sit down bath for at least 7 days. This is because of the steri-strips they use to close the incision. So showers it will be for little man!! 
Right now I am just focusing on getting through Tuesday. I am starting to freak out about the anesthesia. I just don't like the idea of him being sedated at this age. That's because I still see him as that tiny 8lb 7oz baby that I held for the first time at the hospital. Plus I'm his mom, it's my job to worry about things like this!! 

I just can't wait for this week to be over. I don't do well with stress. Stress equals sleepless nights, and stomach aches for me, and I hate it. Once this procedure is over, and he is healed, I will be much better.