My life lately feels like a string of interrupted naps at night and coffee-fueled activity by day. When I push too hard one day, I pay for it the next. Our house is messy, and when I catch up on tasks that contribute to larger household projects, the normal little things fall by the wayside. I’ve also taken to eating whatever sounds good, whenever it sounds good, and that coupled with that lack of physical activity (because I can’t jog and feed the baby at the same time) has led to tighter jeans. It’s not a good month for appearances, is what I’m saying. However, it is a good month for fattening up previously malnourished babies, and I will take that any day over a clean house or a svelte figure.
Today, Elvie went back to the hospital for outpatient exploratory surgery. It was nothing major, just a little check of her lower internal organs to see how her birth defect was affecting them. Everything went smoothly once they got started, and I had two hours to kill while the surgeons did their work. I got a coffee, then got magazines, but mostly I found myself scrolling through photos of Elvie on my phone, marveling at the progress we’ve made in so short a time. You have to see the photos together to get the full effect of her progress, and that is what I am sharing with you today. All that time shuttling back and forth from the hospital, all the nights of interrupted sleep, and all the days that I can’t manage to get dressed before 5pm — they’re all worth it. Take a look and see for yourself.
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