Friday, July 21, 2006

It's about time, isn't it?

A lot of you may be wondering why, if I got out of the hospital in May, did it take soooooo long for me to blog again? Here's the shortest version I can give you: I went back. Alright, I'll give you a little more than that. I believe when I got out in early May, it was my first time back home since Miles' birth. I was back in the hospital a week later because of some fevers, and an appendectomy that should have taken place right about now happened instead in early May. Sigh. And, unfortunately, it could not be done laproscopically...that meant, yup, another big scar. I'm fine, I've dealt with that -- for the most part, anyway. After a ten-day stay my second time in, I was home for (I think) a weekend before I was back again. Yes, the fevers. Again. My third stay turned into a 21-day ordeal, and I was back in again the day after I got out. This time it was just a night, but a week later I went back in for (hopefully, please Lord) my final stay. Four weeks I was there, and I just arrived home two days ago. Whew!

That was honestly the shortest version I could come up with. I am happy to report that Miles is a very big three-month-old boy, between 12 and 13 pounds we estimate, and he is just starting his cooing and smiling for us, which makes so many troubles worth it. I am still very weak and will be recovering, I assume, for quite a while now. I've had my share of tears over all of this, and I've even had my moments of anger about the time I've lost and how long it will take to get back to "normal" again...but for the most part I am incredibly thankful for the prayers that have been offered on my behalf by a countless number of wonderful people I am so blessed to call my Christian family. My parents helped us through a great deal of this, and my in-laws as well, and of course I have to mention my husband Casey, who has been at my side, has slept on a hospital couch by my side night after night, encouraging me and going above and beyond what I ever thought a husband should have to do. What a guy.

I hope I can slowly start to get some more updates on here, and maybe a picture of Miles will appear never know. Thanks to all of you for checking in. Take care.


melo-jo said...

Tracey!!! You've been on my mind and in my heart these last 3 months. I've missed you, my sweet preggo-pal.

Joel 2:24-27
And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

Sarah said...

IT's soooooo good to hear from you, friend! I called your hosp number and Casey's cellphone number a couple of nights ago but I'm sure you guys were busy.

love you, here's lots of (((hugs)))
and take care!


tracey said...

Hey Jolene and Sarah! So good to already have some comments here. I was wondering if some might have given up on me. =) Thanks so much for the words of encouragement, and thanks for the voicemail, Sarah...things have been pretty crazy, but it was so nice to hear your voice!

James said...

w00t! Glad to have you back to blogging, Trace. Good stuff, yep yep. See you soon.

Ruth said...

PRAISE the LORD and pass the pancakes! so glad you are feeling good enough to blog! I have been praying non stop for you gal! So happy happy happy happy happy you are home! I look forward to seeing pics when you feel up to it.. I know miles is just beautiful!

Blessings... and WoooooooooWHOOOOOO !

love and miss you

Leah Maria said...

Tracey, I'm so happy to hear that you are home. We have all been praying for you. I hope you recovery is a speedy one.

Sally-Anne said...

Great to see you posting again. Looking forward to seeing photos! Take care of yourself.

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