Thursday, August 03, 2006

Thanks so much and something serious

I'm completely overwhelmed by the positive feedback from Tuesday's post. Really. Overwhelmed.

I know a big part of the problem is me. Liking me, loving me, loving who I am - fat or thin. Or thin or fat. As the cycle goes.

The last three days I've made more of an effort when I sit down to eat. Why am I eating? Bored, frustrated, or hungry? My last two workouts I've done my best to make the most of it. Too much, though, because last night I couldn't figure out if I had a pulled a muscle or was having a heart attack. Too much weight on the lateral pulldown.

More important things to think about though...

One of my friends from "back home" had her babies... Numbers 3 and 4. A girl and a boy to join two boys at home. She joked that she always wanted four and her husband always wanted three - so this would be the only way for four.

They were delivered by C-section on August 1st. They went in knowing that "Baby A" had a heart defect called Tetrology of Fallot, but wouldn't fully know the outcome until birth. "Baby A" is Luke. He's looking good now, and most likely won't need surgery until 2 - 4 months old. Ever the optimist, my friend said that this is "completely repairable with good outcomes."

How can a new mom be reasonable about her baby needing heart surgery?


She's done it before. Her oldest had heart surgery last year.

For know, Luke, you're in my thougths and prayers. Elyse too, because lord knows when it takes Momma to number 4 to "get" a girl...


Tree said...

Luke is in my thoughts. What an amazing woman your friend is.

schloobie said...

Thoughts coming from me too. It's amazing to me that some of the most positive people in the world are the ones who have shouldered the most.