Friday evening we went to dinner with Mom and Scott's family, I felt a little sick after, but I thought it was just because I was full. That night I woke up feeling awful, I thought maybe it was the flu since Cecily had it earlier in the week. Saturday morning the pain was so bad I couldn't go to Cecily's Gymnastics recital. I cried over the sharp pains in my tummy. I still thought it was the flu since I also felt nauseous. I asked Kreg to give me a blessing before he left for the recital. He told me to go to the ER but I insisted I was fine and it was just the flu, I thought if I threw up I would feel better. So they left and I threw up but it did nothing but make it worse. I toughed it out till 5 pm and then finally looked online at appendicitis symptoms, sure enough I had about 90% of the symptoms. I told kreg we needed to go to the ER. We sent the kids to the neighbors and went to the hospital just down the street. I was in so much pain and so desperate for relief I couldn't really talk or think about anything. They gave me Morphine which helped so much, I was nervous to have it since I had such horrible side affects from it when I had my C section with Cora, but thankfully I just felt relief. The nurses and DRs did all the blood work and CT scans to confirm the appendix needed to come out. I honestly could not wait for surgery. I had my appendix out around 9 pm Saturday night. The DR said there was a lot of fluid in my stomach as well so he thinks I had an ovarian cyst that burst. When I woke up from surgery I immediately felt better! I stayed the night and went home Sunday morning. I am doing much better now, just resting a lot in bed and taking short walks. The CO2 gas they filled my stomach with during surgery is what is causing the pain now, it goes up into my shoulders and neck. It makes it hard to breath or do much of anything but I am hopeful it will be much better in the next couple of days.
It all happened so fast and as intense as it was I am already starting to forget it! Which I am so thankful for. It was by far the worse pain I had ever felt. Now it just feels like deja vu recovering from yet another surgery. I just did this a few months ago. I am so grateful for my Mom for coming back from Ogden just a couple of hours after getting home and for my amazing Kreg for taking care of me, the kids, and the house while I am sick! He is amazing and so helpful! I have great friends too that have brought over dinner, treats, and flowers as well as helping take care of my kids! I feel so blessed through it all and am grateful for experiences that help me to learn and become stronger and learn from others love and generosity!
Weighs: 12.1 LBS 25th percentile (8 ounces heavier than CC at this age and 1 LBS lighter than Oli)
Height 23" 5th percentile (One inch shorter than both CC and oli at this age)
Wearing both 0-3 and 3-6 month clothing, size 2 diapers
Sleeps 8-10 hrs at night, 30-60 min naps during the day at home, if we are out and about she will sleep for much longer for naps.
Eats 3-4 ounces of formula every 3 hours during the day
Loves to suck on her hand and anything she can grab
Rolling from tummy to back
Loves reaching for things and playing with toys
Loves her exersaucer
Drools a lot!
Laughs when she is startled and when Kreg is silly with her
Still likes her binky, but not totally dependent on it.
Loves swimming and baths
Loves being outside
Still loves the front pack carrier, as well as sitting in the stroller outside of her carseat.
Loves watching Oli and CC be silly
We are so proud of Cecily and all her hard work! She learned how to read and is awesome at math! Her final Report Card was straight 4's in Reading and writing/language arts and all 4's and one 3 for math! Cecily is a perfectionist and gets a little nervous to try new things because she worries she won't do it right on the first time (we have always known this about her, her 3 yr old preschool teacher even pointed this out about her) it made for a challenging homework time most days only because she would psych herself out each time, but once she got going she would always say "this homework is easy peasey, lemon squeasy!" It was a bit of a patience trier for me each day having to convince her she could do it but it most always ended on a positive note. I'm sure it will be one of our challenges going forward but I am so proud of her for making a good effort at being brave and confident and most of all working Hard!
Mrs. Bond would always tell us she could always count on Cecily to be on task and treat others kindly. We are so proud of her for being a good friend and being respectful to her teachers and those around her! Cecily told myself and Mrs. Bond her favorite thing she learned in Kinder is "writing exclamation points" This totally sums her up! She is always so happy and living life to its fullest. Gram said Cecily's whole life is an exclamation point! I sure hope she can always keep that mentality and love for life!