Saturday, March 6, 2010

Catching up...

Honestly, I don't know where to begin with this post. It's been too long since I posted on our lives. I apologize. We've been busy...for starters, we're only in the month of March, and I've been to the ER twice this year! Once because my right eyeball was inflamed, due to arthritis, and the second time because I lacerated my hand, cutting into a nerve {lovely, huh? :)} while trying to de-seed an avocado {while exhausted at the end of the day}. For the eye, steroid drops and lots of prayer have allowed for healing. For the hand, a stitch, some meds, time and yet again lots of prayer have allowed for the start of the healing process. I still don't have full feeling in part of a finger, but it may come back, and I praise the Lord that I've not lost any functionality of that finger! Then, two weeks ago, I get that darn stomach bug that's been going around, and I thought to myself, after vomiting at 9:30pm all that I'd eaten since lunch time, "Am I gonna have to go to the ER again?" Russell assurred me that I'd be fine, and, sure enough, {again, praise to the Lord!} I was fine. Whew! So, that's my personal update. :)

I should definitely add a note here that Russell has won the husband of the year award SEVERAL SEVERAL SEVERAL times already this, so far short, 2010! Taking me to the ER at 2:30am for my eye {with sweet, sleepy Rhys in 20 degree weather!!}, then at 6pm another night for my hand {without getting to eat my homemade chili, so he settled for a coke and jalapeno cheese curls (yuck!) from the hospital vending machine}, then cleaning my puke {sorry for that visual!} off of our bedspread, both sheets, the carpet, etc, and still loving me through all of that! Man, he's had his hands FULL! I am blessed! He truly is in this for better or for worse! :) I appreciate my husband with all of my heart!

And look what he brought home to me last week! Isn't he too good to be true?

Sorry for no pictures of the inflamed, bloodshot eyeball, the lacerated, bloody hand, or, well, you know...all the gross stuff from my last couple of months. :) I'll spare you. All in all, however, I want to share that the Lord has more than carried me and us through these hard times, and I am thankful for His grace and mercies! I do praise Him...and for all that I'm learning about Him and myself in Him!

On to less stomach-curdling updates! :)

Rhys! He has done so much in the last 6 weeks, since he made a year!

He's experienced SNOW!

Sweet Daddy trying to give him a taste of COLD snow because, of course, Daddy wouldn't want him to miss out on that!! ;)

He's gone from cruising and holding our hands when walking to walking on his own! Yay, Rhys!!!

Look at this proud little man! :) Notice the little hunting shoes. :) Thank you, Aunt Kristie!! We're trying to get some good use out of them before they won't fit anymore! :)

Rummaging through kitchen cabinets! We've designated the tupperware cabinet as Rhys'. :)
He just crawls/walks right into the cabinet and plays with anything he can get his hands {or MOUTH} on!
And going from this hairstyle :)

To this hairCUT! I got home from a baby shower, and my baby now looked like a big BOY! Daddy cut his hair, and I actually LOVE it!!!!! :)

Rhys is trying new foods these days...messy peanut butter graham crackers are a new favorite...

And sticking to some of the old faves...the boy still LOVES his BATH TIME! He gets two a day most days!! :) On these cold days, it makes for a great, WARM play time! :)

This guy doesn't slow down for ANYthing! He DISlikes, to put it mildly :), diaper changes, so I've gotten really GOOD at changing diapers while he's standing, UNLESS it's a poopy diaper!! :) He still has to lay down long enough just for me to clean up #2. Then, he wiggles out of my grasp, screaming, crawls away, and I run after him with a fresh diaper, placing it on his little bottom while he's standing and playing with something in his hands! :)

By Rhys' nap time, I'm ready for nap time! :)

That's a pretty good summary of 2010, so far! :)


Mama Matteo said...

good summary but im glad i have been able to keep up throughout the good and bad all along the way. rhys really is changing so much these days. you are in for a really fun spring

HB said...

OH.MY.STARS! When I casually said, "HEY!! HOW ARE YOU?" today, I had NO idea. Bless your heart! I hate I didn't know all of this.

I was so happy to see you. So happy to read this update. Can't wait to read more.