Friday, October 17, 2008


So, when they told me I would have surgery I proudly thought, "Heck, I've had 5 c-sections and they were no big deal." I was realistic about it all. I mean I knew it would be very inconvenient to be a nursing mommy with only 1 hand... but, I'm fairly ambidextrous. 2 days of pain killers and bed rest and then I'd be back to normal.

I should have known that wouldn't be the case when I woke up from the anethesia with severe pain in my hand. (You know the scale they always use to judge your pain ... what is your pain on a level of 1-10 with 1 being nothing and 10 being severe. I've never used anything over a 7 before because I've always been pretty confident it could get worse. Well, I said 10!) 2 shots of morphine later it was at least tolerable.

Today I am still in pain. I thought it would be gone by now. I had to call the dr last night because my hand was super swollen and hurting desperately bad. So, he had me take off the bandages over the cast and cut into the top and bottom of the wrapping to allow room for the swelling.

These pictures don't really do it justice, but it will give you an idea..

Too funny...

Deborah loves playing ball! She loves to hold, roll, kick, and throw balls. She just loves it! Well, Daddy had laid Ryan down on the floor and Deborah who was near by took the opportunity to roll the ball to Ryan. Well, Ryan was kicking his legs and just happened to catch the ball with his foot and gave it a good kick! Deborah was thrilled! I'm sure she thought she had just found her perfect playmate! So, of course, she rolled the ball again to him. This is the roll that you see in the picture. What you don't see is where this roll landed ... his forehead. Okay, time to put down the camera and move the baby!