IF YOU ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF RAISING CHILDREN, BE AWARE. THE TINY FINGERPRINTS THAT SHOW UP ON ALMOST EVERY NEWLY CLEANED SURFACE, THE TOYS SCATTERED AROUND THE HOUSE, THE PILES AND PILES OF LAUNDRY LYING AROUND TO BE TACKLED, WILL DISAPPEAR ALL TOO SOON. AND, YOU WILL, TO YOUR SURPRISE, MISS THEM PROFOUNDLY. THOMAS S. MONSON

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Baby Steps PART 3!

In September, Joel and I went through a few fertility tests that couples must endure. It was then, that we learned that Nora was a miracle, and the chances of another miracle were VERY LOW. However, there was a simple, routine procedure that Joel needed, that would not only increase our chances, but change our situation to, no situation at all. That procedure took place on election day, at the UofM hospital. Up until the day, he was sure that he didn't need the surgery, and that all would be well without it. When Tuesday came, he conceited well before John McCain. The surgery lasted about 2 hours, and then another hour or so for the anesthesia to wear off. The ride home was... interesting! He was loopy, to say the least. He is always sort of quirky, and cute, but this was something else. I politely asked him; "Please don't talk to Nora when we pick her up, I wouldn't want to traumatize her." Then he replied, "I AM THE ONE THAT WAS TRAUMATIZED!" Before the first dose of pain meds wore off, he was getting ready to pop round two! Anways, the last few days have been nursing him, along with the other daily happenings. We are both hoping he will be back to work on Friday. He has a follow up appointment with the surgeon in two weeks. Thanks for all of your support and prayers. We are so blessed to have family and friends that are concearned for him, and our family.

3 comments:

Julie Barb said...

Yay Joel! Way to take one for the team!! Glad all is well...or getting there anyway:) Now I can cross my fingers for baby #2 for ya!...Here's to HAPPY BABY-MAKING!!

Jean Smith Photography said...

yes, i agree with julie...happy baby making! hope joel is feeling better...

Whitney said...

ditto to Julie and Jean (LOVED the pics Jean took of you guys btw.. soooo cute!) Anyhow... ***BABY DUST*** to you my friend!!