Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Oh my gosh you have a baby... at the bar!


First off, I really need to change the title of this blog. I have obviously failed at posting a picture a day for 365 days. It started with the camera going MIA, and then from that point forward, well... I just got lazy! Once I think of a nifty new title, I'll change it.

Yesterday was a fabulous day. I was told by my doc that I can eat! Yay! Last night I had yummy raviolis and tonight we went to dinner at my favorite Mexican food place in town... Miguel's!

Before dinner we had drinks at the club. The little one got in a nice little visit with a few of her favorite boys!

Monday, August 16, 2010

She's on the move!

Instead of a picture, today I give you a video. (Please excuse the sideways view. I need to remember not to turn my camera while in video mode! )The little one is working on her balance. This little walker for babies was passed down to us from a friend. Every time she starts pushing it I get nervous thinking she won't move her feet out from under her, but she does!

This is my last week of liquids. Yay!! I was a bad girl and managed to swallow some scrambled eggs and gravy for breakfast, and for dinner I had tofu. After I few bites I blended up the tofu though. I was feeling guilty for not following the doc's orders.

video

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Nothing beats good music with great friends!


To celebrate our two year anniversary and my good friend's birthday, we travelled up to Murphys to listen to Joan Jett and ZZ Top at Ironstone vineyards. It's an absolute beautiful venue. If you ever get the chance to go, do it!!

We spent the day shopping in downtown Murphys. I drank... a lot. Well, a lot for me with no solid food to help absorb the alcohol. I tried to get in as many calories as I could, but it just wasn't enough substance. I had to cut myself off and call it a night early. I adore this picture of me and the husband. My new smile isn't so bad after all!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hypocrite.. me?


The big bad evil television has been introduced to my 9 month old baby girl. I always said, "Oh, I'll never let my little one watch the tele!" And, I would judge those that did prop their little ones in front of it. Well, I'm a big fat hypocrite. It's hard keeping up with a little one that can get into just about EVERYTHING! And the 20 minutes of one Baby Einstein video can't be that bad. To make myself feel better about it all, I make sure she's watching with friends.

On the recovery front, one more week of liquids! Yay! I've been able to keep my weight up, so that's good. I have discovered that Chinese food tastes just about the same when it's all thrown into the blender. Oh, and one of my new favorites... albondigas! So yummy even when it's all smooshed up.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

17 Days Post-op

Last Sunday we met the family in Lotus and had a fun filled day at the river. Unfortunately, I left my camera behind! Sissy has it and as soon as I get it back from her I'll be back to posting pictures.

I went to the doctor's again yesterday. I received this crazy letter from my insurance company stating they weren't going to cover my hospital stay, even though they approved it before I went in for surgery. Doc told me his office will handle it and to not worry about it. The hospital will fight for me as well so that's good to hear.

I managed to gain 2 lbs last week. The splint in my mouth has been removed and I only have to wear the rubber bands at night so I can finally talk normal. I can't eat solids though for another two weeks!! This is going to be the longest two weeks ever.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Confession


I don't like my new smile. The husband and sissy both told me that I need to wait. This is recovery phase, and I shouldn't judge my smile until I'm completely done. I just finished reading The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. The final sentence in the book really hit me.

"My dear," replied Valentine, "has not the Count just told us that all human wisdom is contained in the words 'Wait and Hope!' "

So... here's to waiting and hoping that by the end of all of this I will be happy with my new smile.

Friday, July 30, 2010

10 Days Post-Op


Went to the doctor's today. One more week with the splint in! I think I can make it! I've lost 10 lbs so far, but I am only 2 lbs under my pre-pregnancy weight. The doc reminded me not to watch calories. I'm trying to eat high in fat soups. The potato soup I made had a pound of bacon and I used the bacon fat in the soup, and for breakfast and lunch I have milk shakes. Someone suggested buying some protein powder so I may do that. Here is a recent profile shot. You can still see a bit of bruising, but it's not near as bad as it was and the swelling is almost completely gone.