Sunday, September 23, 2007

I'm home!!!

After spending the week in the hospital with something called ischemic colitis, I am so happy to be home. I'm feeling so much better and am loving being with my babies again. Emma Claire and I are trying to get back on track with nursing since she has been fed formula since my frozen milk supply ran out on Tuesday, but once we get over that hurdle then things will finally be back to normal!

Thank you to everybody for all of the thoughts and prayers---I needed them and appreciate every single one. We could not have made it without the help of our mothers (GeeGee and Nannie, to Grayson and EC), who came and took over running our house and taking care of our children at a moment's notice. THANK YOU, Mom and Nancy!!! I have no idea what we would have done without y'all! Also, a huge thank you to Carroll (Ben's dad) for driving across the state of South Carolina TWICE in just a few days and to my dad for giving up Mom (and getting her a plane ticket ASAP) after only having her back in Colorado for a short while. We thank God every day for our wonderful family.

Also, thank you to our wonderful, amazing friends---Kat, Erica, Meg, Burke, Silvia, Jen, Lindsay, Brooks, and I know I'm forgetting some---for the emergency babysitting, delicious meals, lawn-mowing, schedule-organizing, litterbox-changing, milk-buying, errand-running, and everything else you did to help out during this crazy time. Thank you to everybody else who called, visited, and sent cards and flowers---I was truly overwhelmed by the amout of support we received! Y'all know I'd do the same for you in a heartbeat! We are blessed by an awesome circle of friends! :)

I almost forgot! The biggest thank you EVER goes to Ben, who hardly left my side the entire time except to run home every once in awhile. It must have been the most boring week of his life and he never let it show---he was constantly there doing whatever I needed him to do, even if it was just listening to me complain. He definitely deserves the Husband of the Year Award. I am very lucky, indeed!!

Okay, now that I'm finished being all mushy I have some pictures to post! I took some really cute ones of Emma Claire before I got sick and never posted them, so here they come! :)


Marie said...

I'm so happy you are home and can snuggle with your kiddos! You have an amazing supportive family. That is awesome!

Anonymous said...

I am SO glad you are home, Miss Margaret. You were in such terrible pain and I'm glad you are on the mend. :)

You do have an amazing family and your husband is a WONDERFUL support!!!

That whole experience, I know, must have STUNK but you are a stonger girl because of it. Hang in there! You're one tough cookie!

:) Sharon

Happy 'Lil Family said...

I am so sorry you have been sick, and we didn't even know! I am glad to know you are feeling better and that you have such a supportive group in Beaufort! EC is adorable!

Leah said...

Glad you are home. Sounds like you have a wonderful support system.

Meg said...

We were so happy to help you and Ben out. You are our Bft family and we love you guys!