Sunday, March 22, 2009

Surgery went well!

Hello sweet friends! I've talked to some of you over emails, but I know many are still waiting to hear how surgery went. I'm happy to report, all went exactly as it was supposed to. And the best part...recovery is already off to a great start. My precious mama is here, doing all those little things I shouldn't be/can't be doing. That Percocet stuff is nasty, makes you nausious and loopy and tired, so I only took three doses that first day and have been just fine on ibuprofen ever since. I'm able to walk around just fine and do minor activities, but tire more quickly for sure. By about 1:00pm, I'm ready for a nap and bedtime seems to come a little earlier than usual, but for the most part I've been pleasantly surprised. I've definitely got some swelling and soreness, so ice packs have been a must, but I really was expecting to feel much worse. And Travis, what a man! He has become mister mom in every sense of the word without complaint. He follows me into Sawyer's room for that night time nursing to do all the lifting and situating, then curls up on the floor right next to us to wait until we're done so he can put Sawyer back to bed. Diaper changes, discipline, dressing, cooking, you name it, he's doing it all. I must say it has made my love for him deepen all the more! A dozen roses pales in comparison to this kind of love! I guess the hardest part has been not being able to pick up Sawyer. We can tell he misses his Mama dancing him around like usual, being the last face he sees at bed and naptime, but thankfully he thinks the world of his Daddy too. Tomorrow will be tough when Trav heads back to work, but my mom is geared up for the tears Sawyer will give her, we'll get through this. Thank you all so much for your prayers and support during this time! I can't say it enough, we are so blessed with your love! I will keep you posted on my recovery.
Always, Sarah

Thursday, March 19, 2009


This week has gone by WAY too fast! Usually, I'm counting down the days until Friday each week, but this week has been altogether different. It is the eve of my surgery (to repair two abdominal hernias caused by my pregnancy with Sawyer) and I think I'm ready, but the jitters are still there. More than anything, I'm nervous about the recovery. I'm hoping I'll have a good, quick recovery as I'm seeing more and more how vital my role/job really is around here. I've been busy checking off a pre-surgery to-do list all week and I'm happy to report, I'm right on schedule. Bathrooms are sparkling, floors mopped and vacuumed. The dusting is almost complete, laundry very close to completely caught up. Tonight, it will be the finishing touches, along with my little bag packed for this out patient surgery. The fridge and freezer are stocked with 24 hours worth of pumped breast milk. I guess that about does it. So until I'm able to hop back on the blog, many thanks friends! For your prayers, well-wishes, meals to be brought, and all the other acts of service you'll be giving. I'm a blessed and lucky girl!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wild Olive Tees and Six Month Stats

Check out these adorable, stylish, and God Glorifying T-Shirts! If money were no object, I think I'd have to buy one of each! Thanks Maryann, for turning me on to them!
On another note, Sawyer had his six month appointment last week. Here are the stats:
Length: 27.75 inches long (90th percentile)
Weight: 17lb. 13.5 oz. (55th percentile)
Head: 18 inches (90th percentile)
He's my long and lean little man! Although you can see from these pictures, there's nothing lean about his cheeks:).

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A Plug for My Cousin!

I have to start by saying that she didn't ask me to do this. I just want to because she makes such adorable things and I just plain love her! My cousin Katie has some of the most adorable knitted hats, bonnets, booties, you name it for sale in her etsy shop! She also makes these precious dolls, you just have to see them! So don't stay here, hop on over to her websites and do some baby shower/early Christmas/just because shopping! Here are the links you'll need:
Katie's Blog