Saturday, October 10, 2009

The best & worst week ever...

I would like to tell you all my lack of posting is due to the fact I've been taking care of a beautiful baby girl. Unfortunately, that has not been the case.

Remember earlier when I posted that this was easier than I expected to be, well, God put me in my place. To give you the quick version of the story, I had some complications with the incision from the c-section and Wednesday morning I had to be rushed into emergency surgery and had to spend a couple more days in the hospital. I got home from the hospital yesterday afternoon. So I ended up having two major surgery's within one week. They are treating my second surgery to that of a hysterectomy patient. Though, that is not what I had, that is just the guidelines to how they are treating my recovery. So now, I have a longer recovery than originally planned.

One thing I have definitely learned this past week is that without a doubt, God is in control. My accident was a freak accident and pretty traumatizing, but ended up being a blessing in disguise. There were way too many factors in the events leading up to it all that were more than just a coincidence. Regardless of whatever doubts I've had about my faith these past few years, they have all been restored. God has shown me that he is in charge of my life.

Since I have a little more time on my hands now, I will post the details of the birth and my freak accident within the next few days. I will post it in two different post so it's not so long. The hardest thing now I'm dealing with is not being able to care for Olivia. There is only so much that I can do. My mom and David's mom have been here around the clock taking care of her. I am so thankful for the two of them and all they've done for us.

As for Olivia, she is still a great baby, which is helping with this whole situation. Even though I was in the hospital, we kept her schedule and she went for checkup on Thursday. She is doing great. She is now weighing in a 9lbs 5oz. The doctor was impressed since she had gained weight and most babies lose weight after leaving the hospital. The crazy thing was that she is measuring at 22inches long. Either she grew an inch and a half in a week or they measured her wrong at birth. We have finally decided she looks just like me in the face, but she has her daddy's body, long and lean. I am madly in love with her. The hardest part of this whole ordeal was having to be away from her those days, but I know she was in good hands.

4 comments:

The Benefields said...

I took Matalie for a check up 3 weeks after I had her and she gained three pounds and grew three inches. They are still squished in a little ball when they come out you have to give them a little bit to stretch out. Glad to hear you are doing ok. Let me know if you need anything

Elizabeth said...

So glad you are home!! Isn't it amazing how God does things that that?? It's almost like He gives us our own Reality Check. Like I said all along...I wish I could be there with you. Give David a big hug, and OK a kiss from Uncle Mike and Aunt Liz!! Love you tons!

Kameron said...

I'm so sorry you had to go through another surgery and hospital stay! I hope you are feeling better and enjoying time with your gorgeous girl!

Sheena said...

I've already heard the story (from the bank lady!! haha) but it is amazing how God is in control of everything and everything happens for a reason. I am reminded of that all the time. I am so glad that everything turned out okay and that you have stayed so positive about everything when most would have lost it completely. You are very strong and Olivia will be very proud of you one day as everyone else already is. :)