Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I Got My Boy!

Hello my wonderful friends and family. I am posting before I am too tired to do it. Life is good at my brother and sister-in-law's house. It's nice to be able to move around with out "shi-thead" hindering the distance.

Kaden is here now. Thanks for bringing him down Jacqui! It will be great to be able to spend some time together outside of the hospital. I think he was pretty bored today, but boredom is much better when at a house.

Nothing new has happened. Just plugging along and eating too much. You know, the usual holiday stuff. I think I may go back to the hospital 10 pounds heavier. My doctor may be pleased, or shocked.

I'm trying to build up strength in my legs and arms. I am amazed at how quickly you lose muscle and strength. Going up and down the stairs is a challenge; so, my new routine is to go up and down Greg's stairs a few times a day. It kind of feels the same as running 5 miles.

I have a new-found appreciation for my kindergartners and the struggle some of them have with handwriting at the beginning of the school year. If you don't write for 2 months, you're hand just doesn't write the same. I've thought a lot about how I tell my students that some students' hands are still trying to get strong and so coloring in the lines and writing on the lines is harder. I can't color in the lines! Luckily, I know that my hands will get stronger. :)

Thanks for all your love, prayers, support . . . I am very blessed and lucky person!


Balls Fam said...

Were so glad that you are feeling better! We will be down Christmas day, can't wait to see you! Love you lots :)

Erica said...

Melanie- I'm so glad you made it out! Isaac loved his Christmas present from you. He came right home and read it to me. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas and enjoy your time out!

Joel's Family said...

We are doing the happy dance for you. I am sure it feels wonderful to be out of the hospital for a few days. Kesten as well truly enjoyed his gift from you. Thanks!! He was beaming from ear to ear.. Thank You... I hope you have a wonderful, happy, and MERRY CHRISTMAS and enjoy the holiday with your family..

The Johnson J's!! said...

Melanie, Jillian was grinning ear to ear today when she came home and we read your note together. She was thrilled! She said "Mommy, she loves me and you know what? I love her too!" Thank you for taking time and sending those great gifts to the kids! Can you get text messages on your phone?

Jana said...

I am thrilled for you. It's great to hear from you.. Don't get me wrong I have come to love your family but hearing from you makes my day!!

Merry Christmas!!

Janet said...

I'm glad you are free and get to spend Christmas out of the hospital. Levi and Mac were so excited they were reading your letter in the car. Thanks so much for the taking the time to do that it mean so much!
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Janet Blad

Katie said...

We are so, so, so happy you get to be away from the hospital for Christmas! Have a wonderful Christmas - we continue to pray for you.

Jackson says, "I hope you're feeling better and have a merry Christmas."

My little 3 year old will not let a prayer go by without blessing Miss Melanie!

Katie Stokesf