On April 23, 2001 one of the most amazing, emotional, and important events in my life occurred, I was about to have a baby. I was scared. I was worried. I was nervous. As I stood in the operating room I wondered if I would be able to handle the responsibilities that were headed my way. I had serious questions. I wondered if I would be able to make the right decisions. I wondered if I was qualified to help mold and shape somebody. I had questions that I thought were major concerns then (but really are silly lol). What if i dropped her. What if i rolled over her. What if she fell off the bed. What if i pushed her too hard on the swing. Then the doctor handed me a pair of surgical scissors, and I cut the cord and then subsequently held the most wonderful bundle of joy ever. As I stared into her eyes, I stopped worrying. The fears subsided for the moment. The most beautiful baby girl stared at me wide eyed and with wonder. It would be ok.
Welp, I’m home from the hospital. What an interesting ordeal this has been.
I am glad to be at least out of the hospital because that bed was getting very uncomfortable. Even with getting up and walking around several times through out the day. Although i don’t recall having met one person there that wasn’t extremely pleasant and willing to fetch me anything. Is that because their about to get a fat paycheck? Was it because of the floor I was on was way less busy than some of the other floors? Maybe. But the humility and the kindness that they exemplified was astounding. And it was all of them. From the interns to even the super colon specialist.
I have to set up an appointment with the colon doctor guy in 3-5 weeks. I’m definitely NOT looking forward to that. Uggh.
I hear i’m missing an extremely fun week at work. Kinda sucks. I go back on Monday bright eyed and bushy tailed though.
Anyways thats it for now.
So. I’m in the hospital. Its kind of a long story so I guess I will start from the beginning.
Today is thanksgiving. There are many things I’m thankful for. But i find myself lonelier that normal this year. Perhaps because I was looking forward to Mikayla being with me, and that didn’t actually happen due to some family being in town that she’s never met before. I’m not really upset about it to be honest, because I get to have her on Christmas so it all evens out. Other than that I’m not really sure why. Well, I’m lying i suppose. Perhaps because of the reasons posted in my private blogs… Muuhahaha.
So today my brother and I went to spend the day with my parents. My mom made a delicious thanksgiving meal. Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, biscuits, and stuffing. Of course some pie too. Weeeee!
After the meal we finished watching the lions play a pretty interesting game, and headed up to the hospital to see my grandpa. He’s been ill with pneumonia for several days now, nay a week or so, if not more. It was rather interesting because my grandma (his first wife) died on thanksgiving several years ago. As we were leaving, we ran into a couple of my uncles, my aunt, and my cousin who were all coming to visit him as well. We had a little mini family get together outside his room down by the elevators… Lol
After that we headed back to my parents house and had Pie. I had a slice of apple and pumpkin. Of course with a pleantiful heaping of Cool whip… 🙂 After we ate pie and watched some TV we decided it was time to head back into town.
Once we got into town I stopped at the store to make sure it hadn’t burned down or anything like that. After that we decided to check out the Black Friday lines at the big box stores. Target and Best Buy were both by far the biggest that we saw, although there were a BUNCH of cars at Toys R Us as well. Best buy had people wrapped around the side AND around the back. And this was at like 9pm! CRAZY YO!
After that we headed home, and I rearranged my desk a bit and switched my fish tank to the other side, and put the LCD monitor that my dad wasn’t using anymore on the other side. I had two monitors before but now with this other LCD i don’t have this humongous monitor on my desk anymore, just 2 nice flat screens 🙂
Anyways, I work in the morning so i’m off to bed. TTFN!