Tuesday, February 21, 2006

While little miss Lauren it doing well, Mommy is not. The pain in my leg IS from not one, but two blood clots.

I'm sporting some very attractive compression hose, they'll be all the rage in Milan this spring. Not to mention a chicken-pock looking stomach full of tiny bruises from the shots, which may need to continue for up to six months!

Hubby has learned to give me the shots, not sure I could do it myself. I think he secretly enjoys it. The needle itself doesn't hurt much, but the medicine burns like hell fire! Then Chuck has to put up with my whimpers and whines for about a half hour.

Since we barely have a spare minute outside of being at the hospital, our friends have been amazing at keeping us well fed. Jenny made Teeny Tiny Tuna Noodle Casserole, Aaron made us this scruptious banana-with-torched-sugar-crust dessert, people at Chuck's office made us Goulash and a very yummy homemade Chicken Pot Pie, and another friend, Mike, made us Chicken Orange and homemade apple pie. Many others have also offered to make food and while I don't often like to have people go out of their way, I am taking them up on the offer of food, otherwise Chuck and I would be eating cereal for dinner every night!

Jenny is making beef stew this week - to keep my iron up and get me to eat some veggies, she is very thoughtful about my (and Chuck's) health.

I may be sore and exhausted, but I am still a very lucky girl!

PS - added another photo album to my gallery - this one has videos!

12 comments:

foodiechickie said...

I hope the blood clots go away soon so you don't have to get all those terrible shots. Owww!! And what wonderful friends to make sure you are well fed!

Catie said...

So, it's official, I'm in love with Chuck.

Also, the compression stockings and shots sound like a little piece of (crappy) heaven. I hope all that horribleness ends sooner rather than later.

Adriana said...

Lots and lots and lots and lots of good wishes so you can all be healthy and home soon.

That little girl is an angel. Super adorable!

Karlene said...

Miss Lauren is looking more and more incredible! Love those big expressive eyes. [heart melting] Wishing you healthy leg veins and continued good care from those that love you.

Anonymous said...

That precious litle girl is looking stronger already!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the shots but glad to hear they caught them before something bad happened. My husband and I were looking at the baby photos and watched the little movie. She is beyond adorable. :)

Tin Lai said...

Oh my gosh, she is so adorable!! I love her beautiful eyes and her expressions.. oh she's too cute. You and your hubby are very blessed. I wish you and Lauren both speedy recoveries. Please keep us all posted. Rest up!

kimberly said...

She grows cuter every day! I'm glad your clots were caught before things got worse.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness for good friends! :) I'm so sorry to hear about all of your health issues--I wish you could just spend time enjoying Lauren! So precious!! Here are more prayers coming your way for good health and a family of three home, healthy and happy together.

Maria said...

Ouch! So sorry to hear about your blood clots.

What a good Mommy and me picture. Keep on going with that skin-to-skin contact!

Melinda said...

I've followed your friend Jennys blog for a while and found yours through hers. Baby Lauren is totally adorable, and you look like a very happy mom, despite hospital visits and blood clots. I just want to give you my very best wishes!

mipmup said...

congrats on the homecoming! yay! i'm an auntie of an 24-week-old preemie, so i can empathize with you and your family. i recommend floradix iron + herbs as a liquid iron supplement (better absorption). my sister and friend both took it post-delivery and it is very easy on the - er - system. i take it as well since i'm a vegan. it's fantastic. available at health food stores for about $17. their liquid multivitamin is great, too. also, don't forget dried beans and dark leafy green vegetables (according to the vrg, "better on a per calorie basis than meat"). again, congrats!