Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
I am lucky enough to be serving in young women right now and I got to go on a trip to the temple with the youth a few weeks ago. The temple is always an amazing place to be but the youth make it even more special. What a bunch of cute kids, huh? They are all amazing and every time I am around them I have no worries about the future of our world and Church.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
|If you think this is messy, just you wait....|
|What a cutie|
|And then the real mess happens.|
|And the singing begins.|
|Sticking tongues out.|
|Oliver using the skate park as a slide|
|The car jumping|
|At the park.|
|Elizabeth climbing the toadstool stairs|
|Elizabeth baking Easter cupcakes with Grandma|
|Grandpa read lots of books to Oliver|
|Pushing Oliver on the swings for Oliver|
There is a field by our house with a few horses that we walked to with the Gram and Grandpa. Since then, Elizabeth asks every day to check if the horses are there.
|Oh, the ever present Elizabeth Bum|
|Throwing rocks and sticks at the river|
|The splash of my rock.|
|Breea stayed in the car with Oliver but this is a picture of everyone else.|
The surgery went well, I stayed one night in the hospital only because I was lucky and got a new nurse that couldn't figure out how to get me pain medicine from the pharmacy and the pain became so bad that my body revolted. After getting a new nurse the pain was under control I started to walk laps around the hospital. After being discharged I was on a limited bending, twisting, sitting (no more than 30 minutes at a time) & a no-riding in the car restriction. My Dr. wanted me to walk 2-3 times a day for 30 minutes at a time. I started that regimen. My 40 minute per mile pace on the first day home was pretty slow. My body was stiff but as I walked the speed increased and the pain decreased. After several weeks I have been able to achieve a 14 minute per mile pace and have been walking about 8 miles per day.
Luckily work was flexible and I was able to telework part time to keep my mind fresh and save some of my leave for the upcoming baby that will arrive in June. I've started physical therapy again and am feeling really good. It has been 6 weeks since the surgery and I can already stand for extended periods of time, sit for extended periods of time and go to the gym. All with minimal to no pain. I am glad we decided to go ahead with surgery prior to baby number 3 coming. Thanks you for all the prayer and help!