us as we celebrate our son Elijah being knit together!!! That's
right, it's a BOY!!! We are thrilled to announce that we are
expecting a son in June. This is his picture taken yesterday.
His estimate weight is 14 oz's!
We are pregnant! We are expecting a special blessing due early
summer 2006! Praise the Lord!
Well Ladies and Gents, here I am in the hospital recovering from my
surgery. We arrived here at about 11:a.m. and the receptionist
called Dr. Levi. He came in right away and said that he had to make
sure that everyone was here otherwise they would need to wait until
7 tonight to perform the surgery. Well he made a few calls and had
me and Allen follow him to a room where I changed and had my IV
installed. Sounds like I am having a computer upgrade huh? Well I
guess we can consider this a body upgrade~ So a few minutes later Dr
Levi came and took Allen to get on scrubs, and the nurse finished
prepping. So we went in, and I had my epidural put in, and they gave
me a shot of some sleepy meds. I was awake for most of the surgery.
The anesthesiologist really did a great job staying on top of what I
needed which really added to my comfort and piece. I never really
felt any pain, only once a short twinge, the minute I reacted to it,
the doctor added more meds and I was instantly relieved. I ended up
keeping the epidural for pain relief and am not sure when they will
take it out; I am assuming that it is because I am allergic to the
normal types of pain meds, like codeine and morphine. Maybe someone
else who has already had there surgery can comment as to if this is
standard. I don't know.
So anyways, they complete the operation and continued to reassure
Allen again and again as he was really nervous. They did a really
good job of that too. Dr Levi came back when I was a little more
coherent and said that I have 5cm on the right side and 6cm on the
left. He said everything looked real good, and that I should have no
problems getting pregnant. Not that this is our goal but it sure is
a nice side effect of being whole. Well I am going to get some sleep
and will update you a little later.
Update: Well it is now Thursday and I am finally home and in bed.
Praise be to God! I am doing very well. I'm a little soar, more so
if I move the wrong way. I am pretty tired and have slept most of
the day away today, which has really added to my comfort, sleep
really is restorative! I am so happy to be home in my bed and not in
another hotel, though if you had asked me last night I would have
slept on a sidewalk as I was so worn, and all we did yesterday was
The hospital was great, the food was good and the people were
wonderful! I was glad to know a little Spanish that made the
language less of an issue; I would really encourage anyone going to
take the time to learn a few words. I am truly amazed at the
difference in care between the states and Mexico; the horrific
stories are quite reversed! Not that I am saying that this is
standard there, just my experience.
The trip home was really tiring, from the airport (in Dallas) it is
more like a ten hour drive. Yahoo maps list it as 8 but it is much
longer. We had a great trip though as we tend to really enjoy car
rides. The rides on the way back were a little less fun; the hardest
was the home stretch from Boston to Maine.
I also wanted to let everyone here know that I asked Dr. Levi the
reason that they suggested 2-3 months without conception, (2 was
written in my op report and no relations for 15 days), his reasoning
was that it can cause damage to conceive to early with everything
still healing, and it gives your body a good amount of healing time
before putting it through the changes that pregnancy brings. I can
definitely understand that, as it would be very disheartening as
well. We have decided to wait the 15 days at least; I am not so sure
about there after, what do you do but trust in the Lord?
Thank you all for giving us this wonderful gift! I have to say that
if it wasn't for the occasional twinge of pain I would believe it
was finally done, it seems so surreal.
Kelli and Allen
and Children (4 so far)!