March Madness

Well, I think we are finally starting  to get over our colds here.  Koen did better for a couple days and then had a fever and was tired again.  Today was better for him.  Li Li had the one really really bad night and then a couple nights of waking up coughing.  There were several times she’d cough so hard that she’d gag and throw up a little.  Last night she actually slept through the night without a coughing attack, so things are looking up.

The Sick Kiddos

In the 5 days our condo has been listed, we’ve had 3 people come and look.  I hope someone makes an offer soon, because I’m going to go crazy from all the cleaning if they don’t.  I feel like I’m a few steps behind my kids all day – just picking up the messes they make, and not getting to relax and enjoy the clean house!  Keith and the kids spent the morning today pulling  overgrown plants out of our backyard area and raking, digging, wheelbarrowing…..  They had a great time and progress was made.

I feel like such a bad mom – February 26th came and went and I didn’t even realize it until last night while I was trying to fall asleep.  February 26th, 2009, was the day we saw our daughter’s face for the first time.  I’m not sure what I can compare it t0 – it’s not quite as grand as the birth of your child, but it’s definitely a step up from finding out you’re pregnant or seeing an ultrasound.   It’s something I will always remember.  Usually I remember every little anniversary, but I’ve been caught up in sickness and fixing up the condo…..

Less than a week until Li Li’s surgery.  We have her pre-op appointment at Children’s on Monday where I hope to learn a lot more about what it’s going to be like and what to expect during recovery.  I’m not sure I’m ready for this.  Thankfully her surgeries are fairly minor – nothing really internal going on, but this is the first time one of my babies will go under the knife and I hope I can hold it together, and be everything she needs me to be.  She is very afraid of doctors – puked at the dentist before anyone ever entered the room.  We’ll see how she deals with the doctors during the pre-op.  Please pray peace in her heart, that the doctors would be understanding of her special bonding needs, and that Keith and I would be able to help her through it all.

Enjoying Nutella!

About kelly_e

We live in WA state and have been traveling the road of adoption since 2/07. We have a biological son who is a joy and look forward to bringing home his sister soon.
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4 Responses to March Madness

  1. GrammaE says:

    Liliana has proven thus far that she is very resilient. She will do well despite her fear of doctors. I, too, hope that everyone involved with her hospitalization, treatment and care will show her lots of love and caring. She has very loving parents, brother, aunts, uncle, grandparents, and lots of friends waiting to give her their love.

  2. Reena says:

    Hi Kelly,

    Very happy to hear everyone is feeling better.

    Love the choclate smiles!

  3. Jennifer Pratt says:

    We are praying for you and this upcoming surgery. We miss you and are thoughts are always with you. Let us know if there is anything more specific we can pray for you.

  4. Jaimie says:

    I love to see Koen sucking his “bowling” fingers still. Lou is still a sucker too. She has cut back to one finger however. And that one finger is not always appropriate when hanging out of her mouth. Miss you guys, Hugs!

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