Saturday, June 27, 2009

Deep Breaths

Well. It is here. Almost. Like, right around the corner. And um... yeah. I'm nervous. And not really about the pain so much because I always seem to be a champ when it comes to that, but the aftermath.

I haven't really talked to Miss A about it because I don't want to freak her out too soon. I'll probably wait until Monday morning to tell her. I'm worried about her. It was a very traumatizing event in her life and I hope it doesn't totally freak her out that I'm going to have a 'sore ankle' again for a while. At least she is older now and I can explain what is happening to her more clearly.

And then there is the baby. What I am imagining is that I will hobble out to the rocking chair on my crutches and Peter will bring her to me and rest on the couch until she's ready to be put back in bed. I'm hoping the arm to arm transfer won't disturb her. I'm hoping that I should actually be able to bear weight an carry her after a couple of days, thank heaven she is rather petite. I don't think I will be carrying Miss (40lb) A again for some time!

Anyway, it should be good times. At least I'm not pregnant this time. A whole week off together. We might be tired. We might be in pain. We might be grumpy. But at least we'll be together.

7 comments:

jen k said...

well girl, good luck!!!
and don't underestimate miss A. she is older now i think if you are straight with her and tell her this is so mommy is perfect again, i think she'll understand.

Heather said...

Best of luck with your ankle! As a person with a broken ankle here, I feel your pain. Some of it more literally than I'd like.

I was going to say "break a leg" but I thought that might be tasteless. ;)

Elicia said...

Good luck!

beth - total mom haircut said...

It will go better than you think. It will. She'll understand more of it now, and all this will go faster than you think.
Best of luck for an easy procedure and speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

I wish you the best of luck and send many hugs your way. May time fly while you are on the mend.

Elizasmom's Mom

elizasmom said...

What my mom said — I hope you're not in too much pain and if you are, I hope they gave you the good drugs!

I'm also hoping Miss A comes through for you — the kiddos have a have of cowboy-ing up when you need them to...

Jenn said...

You can totally do it! You've done it before, it will be so much easier now. I had a broken foot that I couldn't weight bear on for 6 weeks. A three year old and a 6 month old! You can totally do it!

Jenn