On the road to recovery

First off I’m super grateful my parents came to help out. They were beyond helpful. I really needed them during this time emotionally and physically and they went above and beyond. It brought me great joy to see the love Harvey had for my mom and vice versa. It also was an answered prayer because I was honestly more worried about Harvey screaming at my mom the whole time than I was my surgery. He is actually a very happy baby, especially for me, and luckily, we learned, for my mom. He loves to laugh, wrestle with Bev (she’s a lot rougher than I’d like, but he doesn’t seem to mind).

The surgery went well. It has now been almost two weeks post op. Every day towards recovery was exponentially better. I’m finally on my antibiotics for the H. Pylori and on my way to a complete recovery. Yesterday was the first day I didn’t feel pain at all and felt an increase towards my normal energy level. My body decided to celebrate with a migraine, but I still had a good day overall. Andy is on EM rotation this month which is so much better than Trauma. He still occasionally has 12(really 13) hour shifts, but for the most part they’re between 9 and 10 and I see him more often. The kids really love time with their dad and he is always good at making the most of their limited time together.

I guess I was happy to finally get it all over with.
I was so worried about harvey giving my mom a hard time, but it wasn’t a problem at all. He absolutely loves her and they enjoyed each other.
My dear friends from Houston replaced my gall bladder
It came with its own stones and everything
5 months! Can he just stop growing so fast! I love this little guy. He is such a cutie. He’s almost always happy unless his tummy is bothering him.
Mom and Bev getting some exercise done.

Andy and I made it on a date— a much needed one after such a long month between trauma and health issues.. Andy cleared most of that boat! (I still can’t eat much in one sitting— a blessing in disguise)

I think this is the cutest smile I’ve seen from my love. He was as excited about this date as I was.
We finished our date with a beautiful rainbow and sunset
Harvey even got to enjoy some papa time (and playing with his hat, which was pretty fun)
Max loves playing football. It’s definitely more of a game than a sport for him, but I’m glad he enjoys it.
Max and Bev look a lot alike, as is evident in this picture. I had the pleasure of taking them to the park while we waited for Maverick to be done with a birthday party. It was a fun night for all.
We started general conference on the right track with some healthy snacks…
But… as soon as the snacks were gone, so were the kids. (About 15 mins after first photo)


  1. Catharine Rasband

    I’m not sure I like that picture of me watching TV, but Harvey was cute

  2. I enjoyed this letter and the cute pictures. The doctor told me to do wall sits. They are hard, but Bev looks like she is saying, “What is so hard about this, Grandma? Harvey is a beautiful baby! I’m grateful you are feeling better. You have a beautiful family.

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