Friday, September 19, 2008

Our Week...

Okay... so, after only about 500 people gave me a hard time about not posting on the blog this week...I'll give a quick update...

So, Monday evening, we came up to see Avery. We stayed a while, chatted, saw our sweet girl and headed home during the nurses shift change. It's always annoying trying to get to the freeway from here at that time, because there is somehow always slow and go traffic, and you are driving right in to the sunset. So, we're always really annoyed with the traffic up here anyway. I'm not sure if you're aware of this...and if you're not, it's okay-we had no idea either...but once you get north of about 5300 S., wheather you know it or not, you actually cross a boundary from reality and you actually pass into the video game world. Most days, you're in Frogger, but some days it's Grand-Theft Auto...and, as we found out, some days, it's Mario Kart.
(this was an actual live shot of the traffic cam around 4500 S. at the time of the crash)

So, we slow down, because traffic starts that accordion thing, and it comes to a complete stop in front of us. I stopped, but watched my rear-view, and said to Steph "It's one thing to stop your own car..but you have to watch the people behind you too..."... I had barely finished that sentence, when I saw the car behind us come to a stop...but watched the car behind them plow into them, and slammed their car into ours, and ours into the car in front of us. So, we spend the next hour and a half filling out police reports and getting some big old headaches... only about 2 blocks away from the hospital! We both looked at each other, and said...we're NEVER driving around with Avery in the car. I think we're going to just walk her home from here! ;)
(This was a picture of the at-fault driver 3 seconds before the accident)

Not to be out-done, and never to settle for a quiet moment... Stephanie went in on Thursday morning for her 3rd surgery since we have been married!! She's had tonsil issues for a long time. Her voice went deep and crackly during pregnancy, so she went to see an ENT for that a few weeks ago (she finally got tired of all the hilarious "maybe you're just going through puberty" jokes ...none of which were given, but all of which were enjoyed by me!)...and the doctor told her that she could get on some prilosec for her voice, and he could have her in to get her tonsils taken out the next week. Considering that she would have more time to recover now than she probably will once the baby comes home, she elected to have that done. The doctor said that when he went in to take them out...they just kept going...and going...and then he told me what came out every time he ...okay...I'll sensor it! (MY mental image, is kinda when, on the Little Mermaid, Ursela squeezes that weird clam thing out and uses it for lipstick...but that's pretty graphic and sick ...so I won't mention it ;) )

Anyway... Steph has been a real trooper...makes me feel like a real wimp! Other than a pretty sore throat and swollen glands, she's doing well so far. I think a surgery like that would put me out of comission for about a month. Steph's pain tolerance is a paradox... she'll nearly pass out when she stubs her toe...but doesn't need much more than a motrin after major surgery... go figure!

So... between playing real-life Mario Kart, dealing with the insurance folks, visiting our little babe, being Steph's personal ambulance... and now making jello, pudding, and soup, and switching DVDs.... I haven't had a ton of free time to blog!! :) We'll try to stay in better touch!!


Thanks for all the love and continued support!! Pictures and Avery updates will follow soon...

4 comments:

Katie said...

serioulsy, you guys need a break! SO sorry about the accident...UGGGG! Stupid people! I'm glad you weren't hurt. and sorry about the tonsils Steph! You are smart for doing it now!

2009 will be your year, I just know it! Just hang in there until the new year :)

Lauren said...

I'm blog stalking again from the Wheelers' blog...

I think that Steph and I should be friends. I told you before that I went through about the same thing with my son Grant about a year ago. And about a month ago, I had my own tonsillectomy. Weird. Maybe someone should do a study on moms who have had babies in the NICU and whether they have had tonsillectomies!

My sympathy goes out to you! Good luck eating and keep drinking! Otter pops are wonderful things!

Brock and Jennie said...

Poor Steph, hope you feel better soon!

Lynsie said...

Hi Steph,

This is Ryan's cousin Lynsie. Yuck about the tonsils! I had mine out when I was nineteen though and have hardly been sick since! It was SO worth it! Camomille tea helped me the most with the pain. It is super soothing! Love you guys!

ps Your baby is beautiful! I LOVE that new picture. Please let me know if I can help with ANYTHING!