Wednesday, September 12, 2007
OK, I'm going to quit being so intimidated to get started blogging again. It's not like your all thinking to yourself, "we want to know all the details of the way the Fieldhouse's summer vacation ended". And if you are, call me. :) Let's just say that I hit a wall in Portland (one of my favorite cities to visit) and got really antsy to be done with our vacation of going, going, going...I wanted to be able to BE. So, we packed our things up from the Budd's house and drove all the way to Yreka, slept in a hotel parking lot, and made it to Fresno by dinner time. We got to see the Copeland family here for about 3 hours, so great! :) Then we drove all the way home that night, getting in around 1 a.m. Mark was a champ!!!! Praise God for a wonderful husband who enjoys driving at night.
Since then, we've done some things to the house, the yard, and got reacquainted with all our friends out here. It feels so good to be home. :)
Mark started work a week ago and I've been a full-time mom and thoroughly enjoy it. We've been going for lots of walks, meeting friends for coffee, going to doctor's appointments, etc.
Speaking of doctor's appointments...
-Tessa just got her 4 month shots yesterday. :(
-She got a new obturator last week (the old one was starting to fall out on it's own)
-We got Tessa's surgery date...October 12 @ 7:30 a.m. Please pray for all of us as we begin to mentally, emotionally, and physically get ready for it. (Side note: before Tessa was born all we could think about was "let's get the surgery done as soon as possible" but now I'm dreading it. We love her look! To think about her lip/nose/mouth looking totally different is a bit scary. I'll write more on this later. I'm just thankful that God knows exactly what she's going to look like after this surgery and He's working on preparing us already.)
Details: The doctor wants to do her lip in 2 stages. First stage...close up the closer of the 2 sides as well as bring down her cute little lip. She's also going to be getting tubes put in her ears (pretty much all cleft babies get this done). Second stage (3 months later)...close up the larger opening in her lip. He's doing it in 2 stages to try to prevent a "tight" upper lip. That's all we know for now. We have an appointment a week b/f the surgery for the doctor to prep us.
We will keep you all posted on whatever else we find out.
Happy Birthday, Erin!!!
Happy Birthday, Lauren!!!
Posted by Mark and His Girls at 3:50 PM