Monday, June 27, 2011

Finding the Groove

Whew, it has been hard to find our groove this last week.  The first few days home from the hospital were busy.  We had a BBQ planned for Father's Day {and my birthday}, and we didn't want to cancel it completely, so we had my parents and Jeremy's parents over the day after coming home.  Taylor had a check up at the beginning of last week too.  She had lost a bit of weight after birth, and was fighting jaundice, so we wanted her to have a quick check.  We had a few visitors mid-week.  Lovely friends and family brought dinner to us.  And let me just say what an enormous blessing it is when friends bring food.  So nice to have one less thing to worry about during the evening hours, you know?

On Thursday evening the girls and I were eating dinner, and were completely surprised to see that my sister and her two littles had come up for a surprise visit.  They live in southern Oregon, and we don't get to see them as often as we like.  What a fun surprise!

After that things went a little . . . down hill.  I seemed to be having a hard time with recovery, but I just figured that's the way when you have four little ones at home.  Not much time for rest ;)  On Friday Jeremy went back to work, and I probably did a liiiiitle too much.  The house needed clean up, and the three "big girls" had gone next door to my mom and dad's to visit their cousins.  So I took advantage and cleaned, and then did a mini photo shoot with Taylor.  I need to emphasize "mini".  I got one pose and then I was just too exhausted to do much more.  Friday evening we went to my mom and dad's for dinner, and I really wasn't feeling well.  We got home, I took my temperature, found I had a fever, and I was set to get everyone into bed early so that we could rest.  But before we could make it, I had a little health issue {I'll spare the details} that made me think I should call the doctor.  I first called my mother in law to see what she thought, and she encouraged me to call.  Not long after, I found myself at the ER :(  Sooooo not where I wanted to be.  We got there around 10pm on Friday night, and didn't get home until nearly 4am Saturday morning, ugh.  But sweet Baby Taylor did so well.  She just snoozed through most of it! 

So, I have a follow up appointment today, that will hopefully assure me that all I need is to finish the antibiotics I'm on {not have surgery}. 

All of that to say, I've missed catching up with you all.  And I hope to visit soon.  Things are just a little busy here ;)

Oh, and here's a photo of sweet baby girl.  Oh my goodness, is she just the most precious thing ever?
We think so too ;)

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Jessica said...

Oh, goodness! I'll say a prayer that you rest and recover quickly. I can imagine you are ready to be healed and playing with all your girls. : )

Kelli said...

LIZ!!! I hope you are feeling better and are able to get some much needed rest. I know it's hard when you have older ones who need you as well. Lean on the support that God has blessed you with and you'll be just fine. I'll be praying for you.

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

So sorry to hear that you had to go to the ER...hope your health issue is healed quickly! Remember to rest (I'm sure you're hearing that A LOT!) Take care of yourself now, so you can take care of your family later. Let others help and enjoy those cooked meals that are brought to you. I would bring one if the drive wasn't so far. ;) Praying for you!

And...that picture of Taylor is absolutely ADORABLE! It's just precious! Everything about it...the pose, the sweet expression, the soft blanket around her...just darling!!

Connie Weiss said...

OH my gosh! I hope you're okay!

Baby Taylor is beautiful!

Sarah Kate said...

Well, the one pose you did manage to get turned out pretty stinkin' cute! :o) She's a doll!

I hope you are feeling better! Hope you don't need surgery, too. I'll be thinking about you!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I hope you are feeling much better! I ended up doing a run to the er after one of mine too and it was no fun at all! Taylor is such a cute little thing...I love that picture! I wish I had some like that of my boys when they were that little:)

Erica @ All About Aleigha said...

Aww i hope your feeling better soon and I must say she is so darn cute. I wanna squeeze her!

Jenny said...

I've been thinking about you. I'm so sorry you had complications. I hope the antibiotics work and you don't need surgery!

Taylor is so beautiful!

mountain mama said...

oh liz! that picture is too cute!!!!

bless your heart, praying for a quick recovery..not fun at all!!


Rachel Sue said...

For heaven sakes, chick, take a nap! You just had a baby. Let the house got to pot for a couple of weeks! I hope this passes quickly for you. No fun being sick with a new one.

Rhonda said...

Liz, I hope you are feeling better. You may need to ask for help...I know it can be a hard thing to do...but worth it. I love that picture you took...just gorgeous! Take care of momma! Hugs and prayers!

Miller Racing Family said...

Bless your heart. I know how you feel, there is so much to do and so little time or energy. I think with Lila I learned to let things go. If I can live in the mess, then the people who come to visit can see the mess for a few minutes.
Take care of yourself, we will pray for a good doctors report. The one photo your got is fabulous!

Foursons said...

Oh Liz, I hope you are OK and everything checks out with you. I pray His healing hand is upon your body.

And yes, Taylor is just gorgeous! Of course she is- just look at her sisters!

Xazmin said...

She is BEAUTIFUL! I can't believe I've missed so much!

I'm so sorry you are having some health issues - I hope all is well, and you recover quickly!

Take good care of yourself - your beautiful family needs you healthy!

jennohara said...

Oh my gosh, take a break!! Leave the house be!
I hope you're on the way to a speedy recovery! You have your hands so full...
Taylor is the sweetest thing, EVER! My Hailey wont let me take any pictures! Even when she was just a few days oldShe sleeps too light.

MiMi said...

Seriously!! I've been thinking about you and wondering if you had her yet!! SOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!! Beautiful beautiful!

Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

Oh momma - take it easy - you need your health for all your girls!! I'll be praying for your strenght and no surgery!


lacey said...

I'm glad to hear you got in a session, Liz! She is adorable!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I hope you are feeling better by the time you read this. Yes, she is all the new Taylor photos!!!!


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