Jun 11, 2010

Temporary tattoo

Wilder went to the park with Mommy; just us two.

Wilder met a friend at the park yesterday. Andrew. His old tennies were too large, if not clompy, and I wondered if that was because it's all his family had for him or if they just didn't notice. Andrew told me he wants to be a firefighter when he grows up. I think that's going to happen for him as he was such a little daddy to Wilder on the merry-go-round.

He saw the IV tape remnants on my arm and thought it a temporary tattoo. I just agreed with him and said it was a square...never mind that it still makes me cringe at the thought of all those IVs and blood tests that seemed to lead to zero answers. I am not a pin cushion.

Even though our recent circumstances were what I call " going to heck and back", they were only
temporary. And they've sealed our family closeness even tighter. Shawn pulled through as my knight like never before. I peed the hospital bed so many times from laughing at his humor. He slept in a creaky, uncomfortable chair, by my side, for several nights. He is so special.

We're all adjusting. But tonight, when we were on a walk, Story snug in her baby wrap, Wilder holding Shawn and I's hands, splashing through the neighbors sprinklers in his dorky WalMart sandals, I saw my happy again. I cried through those long nights in the hospital, aching for the melding together of our family...aching to take care of the blessings in my life. And steadily, I'm making that climb.

My back hurts, I wore Shawn's baggy soccer shorts most of the day, my one nursing bra stinks, and I'm kinda bummed about the long nights.

I hope we all remember that the good and bad moments in life are just that: moments. They come and go and it's up to us smile, to learn, to be human. And a more recent lesson: to accept help!Story at 2 weeks. Umbilical cord fell off today (kinda sad). Likes to party at night. Fairly easy going unless she has gas. Loves her baby bundling (thanks, A). In the 40-50 percentiles on height, weight, head circumference. So even through our ordeal, we were able to keep her healthy...she's up to 8 lbs 3 oz.

It feels good to tell you about life.


Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

wonderful post~ so glad your finding your happy again.

Weza said...

I too am happy your finding your happy. Thankful that the hard time was temporary. Story is looking bigger already.

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Eric's Mommy said...

I am happy you found your happy :)

Story looks so much like Wilder!

Kate said...

I'm so glad to hear you Mindy!! I've been thinking about you the past few weeks. Everything in life, it is a season. So, sometimes while we want to freeze time, other times we can't wait for the moment to pass....they all do! Hugs to you and your family! (and Story is just beautiful!)

Lynnette Kraft said...

Hi Mindy. I'm a friend of Dawna Blanton and when she told me she had a couple local friends who blogged - besides me - I told her she must send me the links! :) And of course she complied.

So, here I am to say hello! I don't have many local blogging friends - always looking though. :)

You have a beautiful family and very cute blog. I'm with you in "the more vintage the better".

Nice to meet you! Come by and meet me when you have a minute.

Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground

Marie Rempel said...

I loved you post and it has brought back to many memories (not good ones but memories none-the-less) of my temporary tatoos but don't worry they will go away eventually. I just love how you write even about stuff that's not fun to deal with. If you ever want someone to talk about pre-eclampsia stuff (I had it real bad) I'd love to hear what all happened and talk about it. SO glad to hear you are doing better!

Michelle said...

I'm sooo happy for you and your family! Good times!

Ashli said...

Great to hear that things are on the mend. Wish I could be there to give you a big hug and squeeze that new baby! :)