He's healed! Well, not quite...Sam had his surgery on Friday and is doing so well! It went so quick (too quick for me to even sit there and be sad and worried about it)! Despite the fit he threw when he awoke from the surgery, he has been handling it very well. He had such a hard time when he first came out of it that I couldn't even calm him down, so unfortunately they had to give him Demerol (spelling?) to relax him. When he finally started calming down I was able to get him to drink some juice, but because he had thrown such a fit, he threw it up all over me and I drove 2.5 hours home with wet clothes. Anyway, as soon as we went outside to the car he was just fine and didn't peep the whole way home. He slept great and when we got home and the pain meds wore off he was still doing great! He went to bed early that night and slept throughout the entire night. We haven't given him pain meds the whole time since we have been home! He has been so happy and I think that even though it is probably painful, it probably just feels so much better than it did before the surgery! It hurts him, of course, when we try cleaning it and stuff, but overall he is doing great. It hasn't been nearly like I thought it would be, which is such a huge blessing! Thanks to everyone who has been praying for him. I am so grateful for the ultimate power of prayer and the priesthood! We are hoping that he will heal up really fast and we wont have to deal with this ever again! Here's a picture of him I took with my phone before the surgery in his tiny little gown. He was sad because he was sooo hungry (he hadn't eaten since the night before), so he kept going to the diaper bag and trying to get food out of it. Cute but sad little guy...
Well, my sister found out on Thursday that they are having a healthy baby boy! Yay! They are naming him Aaron Kenneth Lindsay. It's so cute and fitting and we are so excited for them! I'm excited because that means Sam will have another boy cousin close to his age. Now only if we lived closer to his cousins... :(
Another thing I am excited about (not on the same level as the news of my new nephew, of course) is that we just ordered a double jogging stroller off ebay and I should be getting it this week! Yay! Now I don't have an excuse for being out of shape. I didn't want a single seater and then when we have another kid someday be out of luck, so I am preparing early. And it is soo cute! Here's a picture of what it will look like...I love the colors!
The General Young Womens broadcast was last night and we met at the Y.W. president's house. Four girls showed up (plus the presidency) which is a great turnout considering where we are and what the "activity" was. It was such a great conference. The main theme I picked up was standing steadfast, strong, and immovable. One of my favorite scriptures was quoted (Isaiah 41:10) and my favorite hymn was not only quoted a few times but it was also sang. I wanted to share the 3rd and 7th versus (my favorite):
Fear not, I am with thee; oh, be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid.
I'll strengthen thee,help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by my righteous omnipotent hand.
The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose
I will not, I can not, desert to his foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I'll never, no never, no never forsake.
Those words have given me comfort and lifted me up on many occasions in my life and I just wanted to share them because for me, I feel the spirit testifying the truth of those words each time I hear them! I love my Savior and this gospel so much!