Because we don't already have enough on our plates on a normal day, Jordan is having surgery today. Nothing major, thankfully, just a pesky hernia that he's been waiting to have repaired for a year. Aside from having to do some juggling between three families to have our kids taken care of for the day (thank you to all involved!), we're hoping the day goes off without a hitch and he's home within a few hours of the surgery. Please keep him in your thoughts.
Although the surgery is not major, the recovery is in terms of how it affects our family. He's not allowed to lift anything heavy for 4-6 weeks. You know what's heavy and needs lifting (and carrying) several times per day? Asher. It's going to be a long, painful, month for all of us - selfishly, mostly me. I'm counting on the fact that Jordan is only supposed to feel real pain for a few days, and after that he should be able to help out in ways aside from the heavy lifting. Fingers crossed. I may have a bit of strength in the emotional department, but physically I am completely lacking. My arms looks like overcooked spaghetti and my weak back is an ever present problem. But I will suck it up. Not because I want to, on no. But because I have no choice.
Annnnnyhoo, in other news, the boys had their first visit to the dentist the other day. I had quite a bit of anxiety about it. Partly because I am anxious at the dentist myself, partly because I didn't know if they'd cooperate, partly because my current dentist is retiring so I hadn't yet met his replacement, and partly because I didn't know how Asher would handle sitting in the chair. Well, as like most times, my worry was mostly for not. Aside from Nolan being a bit shy, they were amazing. The dentist was kind and fun and had a whole routine that included riding in the chair and playing with all the instruments. They not only let him check on their teeth, they also let the hygienist clean them. Not to forget Rio, she too was a star, and didn't even flinch when she had to have her first set of x-rays.
Perfect teeth all around! So what did we do to celebrate? We rewarded the kids with banana splits for dessert. How un-dental-friendly, but definitely well deserved.
Other than that, we're ticking along same old same old. We met up with a very old friend from out of town on the weekend and when he asked what's new with the family, all I could come up with was Jordan's hernia. GET A LIFE, TROUSDELLS! We do have some semi-exciting stuff upcoming (by our lame standards anyway), but I've got to leave you hanging so you'll come back to see!