Saturday, February 02, 2008

Bouncing back.




Day two of February (Happy Birthday, Rachael!) and we are making progress. Today is the first day in over two weeks that Wyndham has woke up at a 'normal time' and she smiled too. I think we've missed her smiles and 'talking' most of all.
It was a laid-back day with a bit of making 'messes' and cleaning too. The girls spent some time playing with paints and having some creative time. When they were finished I worked on painting a calendar- since I'm now a full month behind keeping track of our lives. I owe my mom a big thank you for cleaning my wood floors in the kitchen and for polishing some dressers this week too. It just feels good to be freshening up things around here. Even if there are still toys all over and piles of my clutter that I just can't seem to part with- no matter how many times I try to clean up.
Today I am just loving that life feels like it's almost back to normal. Wyndham still took a nap today and her energy levels just aren't what they had been before her seizures and sickness the past two weeks. But to have her smiles show up- even a few times in a day is a big step forward. Her appetite is still not back to 100%, but I think I made up for her at dinner when we ate my mom's spaghetti with homemade cheese sauce. {By the way, for all you mom's reading this...when is it officially okay for me to 'start eating for two'?! =)} At 8:00 tonight, with four kids freshly bathed all dressed in their jammies and ready for bed, I just had to breathe a deep sigh and feel good about today.
If you look closely (or click on it to enlarge) that last picture, you will see that Wyndham got her hair cut too. She seems happy about that. It has been her best day yet in 3 weeks. Simple, routine, a little bit messy. Just the kind of day I love!

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a joy to see that sweet smiling face tonight! :o)Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
LaureAnn

Robin said...

What a sigh of relief for you today! We need those days. And by the way, you may eat for two at any time!! That's the fun part.

Jan said...

How wonderful to see Wyndham's smiling face and to read that things are slowly returning to "normal" (whatever THAT is, right?). What a lovely brood you have there, Jody!

Blessings....
:)

Roxanne said...

The pj's in bed looks like it was a fun day..all those smiling faces! Enjoy eating...some of us had to force ourselves to eat at that stage...besides we all know that the little one will put you on an "exercise program" soon enough anyway!

Holly T said...

So great...I will continue to pray for Wyndham but will also send some praises as she is looking great. Love her haircut!

KatieButler said...

Yay, Wyndham! Glad to hear that it was a good day for her.

FlipFlop Mom said...

How nice it was to pop over here and see everyone smiling!! WOO HOO!!! You are blessed with such a great mom!! My "mother" has no desire to be a mom... but me.. I have "too much" desire my 17 year old would tell you.. LOL LOL LOL...

I think you can eat for two.. anytime!!! You're active.. and fit.. you'll stay healthy and look fine!!! I have no doubt!!

Julia said...

I am so glad to see Wyndham's smiling face too. Also enjoyed seeing the rest of the crew's smiling faces with grandma.

Julia

Jodie said...

So glad to hear it, Jody! It brings a smile to my face, as well. And Wyndham's hair looks so cute! :-) If it were me, I'd be eating for two already. ;-) Many blessings to you!!!

kirstenjuenke said...

My first thought was "it's so nice to see Wyndham smile" - and what a perfect grandma moment, surrounded by the kids. And girl, you eat for two from the get-go! Right along with the congratulations comes, "would you like an extra helping?" :)

Tiffany said...

This is wonderful to read Jody. So glad things are starting to feel a little more normal around your house. Oh and you can start eating for two at conception! At least that is what I tried to do...unless you are sick...then eat whatever you can.

Anonymous said...

Love ! Love! the pic of your Mom & the kids. So sweet. Your Mom has to be loving this special time at your home.

Wyndham's hair is adorable. So glad she is improving. Hopefully, on her way, all the way, on the upswing.

Hugs to you all.
Jackie Carl

Laura said...

Oooh love seeing that wyndham smile, and all those freshly bathed kids!!!!! nothing better! your mom is adorable - just like YOU! :) have a great night jody. Oh - and I think if you feel like eating for TWO - you go for it! I was hardly eating for ONE at the point you are . . .so if you want to eat, EAT WOMAN!! :)

Pretty Brown Girl said...

Oh, Jody! I'm so happy to 'hear' that things are well. I've been praying daily for you and your family. BTW, I LOVE Wyndham's haircut! :-)

An Australian Belle said...

So glad to hear Wyndham is feeling a bit better.

Thank you again for being so supportive and inspiring to those needing it.

Love,

Jane

Lori said...

So happy to see that wonderful smile on Wyndham again!!! Hoping this week is full of more smiles!!!!

angi said...

I am glad to hear Wyndaham is getting better :) I love her haircut!

CONGRATS on the new baby too, what a blessing!!

Tammy said...

So very glad to see that Wyndham is getting back to her old self. mmm snuggling in jammies is always a great day.
Have a great week