"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Monday, December 20, 2010

Rachel's Mom is a Wreck sometimes!

We're home again.  (We were at the Flames House since Wednesday) It feels chaotic in our house after another move, but we are well in our spirits.  (I think) At least, I do feel enourmous relief that the morning is over. I was such a mess early this morning.  Rachel had two appointments at the Hospital this morning.  The plan was for me to take Rachel over while Dave packed for us.  I was most nervous about her RSV booster because she had cried hard for 30 minutes after the last one.  I almost cancelled the whole thing.  I was shaky and on the verge of melting down, trying to visit with people in the kitchen while giving my kids breakfast, but inwardly feeling like a complete mess. 

Well - she did fine.  More than fine - she cried a little and then settled right down with some milk.  She was full of smiles. And the nurses that took care of the immunization were caring and understanding.  We weighed her. She is 6 lbs, 14 -1/2 ounces.  So little.  So precious.

Then I took Rachel over to see her Cardiologist, just a few doors down.  Rachel happily watched "Roly Poly Olie" while having her echocardiogram done. The doctors were happy with what they were able to see this time.  Basically though, there is no change to the arteries.  Her oxygen levels were in the mid 60's.

When we pulled up to the house this afternoon - we saw another present for the tenth day of Christmas! Thank-you for the beautiful red ornaments and chocolates!  I haven't been able to keep up with recording all the presents lately.  And we started off so well.  People were telling me that they were enjoying finding out what gift arrived next.  We sure are enjoying all the gifts too - Thank-you. 

One of the gifts was a large nutcracker (from the story, not the thing you use to crack nuts).  The kids loved that one! (This also came with a bowl of nuts).  There was also a lovely red candle vase the day before.  That is on our kitchen table right now. 


Jaclyn said...

Words fail me to think what you guys are going through. My heart goes out to you all! I love you guys!

fiona said...

praise the Lord rachel's immunization went well!! we are rejoicing with you. (and we can imagine how exciting it must be to receive secret gifts over the 12 days of christmas) . . . what love :D