Monday, March 01, 2010

Observations From The Couch

I have been on the couch, in virtually the exact same position, for 17 days.

17 freaking days!

And I'm not complaining, really, I'm not.

I'm just sayin'. That's a long farging time to be in one spot.

I finally started sleeping upstairs a few nights back and while it's taking some adjusting to as my newly shortened muscles stretch and find comfort, it's lovely to be back in my comfy bed. Beside my husband. I was lonely sleeping downstairs without him.

I also held Austin last night for the first time which was completely blissful. I laid a pillow across my tummy and Brad placed him on my lap. He snuggled against my shoulder like he always does and stared at my face. That has been the hardest part about this whole thing, the not making out with my kids on a regular basis. We sat for several minutes together until he decided to hop down. The hopping down part? Not so comfy but the shoulder snuggles? Heavenly.

I think I have officially seen every episode of House Hunters and House Hunters International. I never thought I could grow tired of HGTV but indeed I can.

I also took my first shower today which felt like the best thing ever. And you know how you have your very own shower routine? Like first you wash here and then you do that? Mine is all kinds of jacked up now that I have new parts. It's going to take some getting used to.

That is also not a complaint. I'm just sayin'.

The weather outside is killing me with it's gorgeousness. I'm itching to be out there in the sun but I know that if I can continue to do what I'm told a bit longer , I'll be feeling the warm breeze in no time.

My girlfriend Kelly was here all weekend and it was lovely except for all the times she made me laugh. Belly bursting laughter is no fun when you're belly has literally already been busted. She is the sweetest thing and took such good care of my family. I'm lonely today without her.

Tiffani has my little ones today and called to report Sienna's latest: she apparently fell off a chair and exclaimed "Oh! I just hurt my nuts!" Apparently there is a gross anatomy lesson in our future.

Did i mention that I have the best friends on the planet? Just today, Jen came at 7 this morning to get my kids ready for school. She made breakfast, did hair, and started laundry. She also ran to WinCo and Costco to restock my shelves. Lindsay called to make sure I didn't need anything and offered to give my kids rides to school. Tiffani has had Austin since 8:30 this morning and picked up Sienna after preschool and kept her for the afternoon. Tamara called to make arrangements for Austin tomorrow. Megan brought me a delicious lunch and Amy is on the books for bringing in dinner tonight. Seriously, I am astounded. I love them all so much and if any of them ever decide to have themselves gutted like a fish, I'm their girl.

Gotta run. House Hunters is coming on!


tharker said...

Yes, Sienna was cracking me up today! She and Jake had such a great time together, and he is pumped to have her over to play again next week.

And Austin...what else can I say except that he is a dream of a boy. He was adorable this morning mimicing everything Spencer did, and then this afternoon...well, he slept for 3 1/2 I said, a dream of a boy ;)

Your days on the couch are slowly coming to an end. I'm sure it's getting very old, but at least you'll have the best seat in the house for The Bachelor tonight!

Sarah said...

Laying around always sounds nice until you are forced to do it, I get that. TV gets really old really fast. I'm so glad you are getting so much help, wish I was more available to do something for you, but I'll send positive healing vibes your way!

Amy said...

While I do not envy your pain, I have to admit I am a bit jealous. It may or may not have something to do with Victoria's secret telling me this weekend I was a lost cause.

Lisa said...

I just got caught up on your last few posts. Wow, what a few weeks you have had!

So, I have to admit that I got a chuckly out of your description of 'two long things' lol....glad that I am not the only one with that issue.

And I should also admit I am completely jealous that you no longer have 'that issue'

Happy Healing! Enjoy House Hunters (love that show)

Heather said...

Crap. Can I be a crappier friend? Or use crap one more time in this comment? I need to come see ya, that's all. Should I make an appointment.

Kelly said...

Poor Sienna, first her bum now her nuts! Wish I was still there to help you out and burst your belly. So glad you've got a wonderful batch of friends to make things easier. Take it easy... don't over do it. Why don't you research possible vacation spots while you cut a groove in the couch? :)

Mimi said...

I have to say that you are ONE HOT MAMA! You look FANTASTIC. Thank you for letting us come over yesterday. I am still trying to pick my jaw up off the ground after seeing your transformation!!!

The Neff Family said...

WAY TO GO KAREN! I am so proud of you for doing something for yourself!
Recovery must suck! I have been out of town, but I am back now and ready to help! Call me!


Tam~n~Fam said...

I must ditto Austin being a dream boy!! Love that kid. We had so much fun with him! :D You do look great btw, and the nuts comment is hilarious! LOL