Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Night Before

If I were creative, I would blog all my pre-surgery thoughts and worries into a poem a la "The Night Before Christmas." Something about the night before surgery and everyone tucked into their beds with visions of scalpels... Nah. I'm too tired, and it would be too morbid.

So instead, I'll blog about how my sweet boy is snoring softly in the bed next to us. And how Abby and Ashlynn weren't the least bit sad to be dropped off at Grandma and Grandpa's house, and didn't even insist on giving us a kiss goodbye. And about how not only is tomorrow surgery day, but its also my birthday. And I'll tell you how my husband gave me a whole bunch of boxes of Macaroni and Cheese wrapped up as a birthday gift because of an old family joke, and how we laughed and laughed about it. (That wasn't my only birthday gift. He bought me a laptop a few weeks ago, and gave it to me because he didn't want me to have to wait to use it.) The fact that I'm turning 31 may have to wait for another blog post. Although I think 31 is a strange birthday. I'm officially "30-something." I remember my parents watching that TV show when I was growing up, and wondering what was so interesting about being 30-something that you wanted to make a whole tv show about it? But you know you're a grownup when you don't care that its your birthday, you just want surgery to be over and to have your baby back in your arms.

I'll blog about how Max thinks its really funny that his hospital bracelet is attached to his ankle. He already thinks that his toes are the most fun toy ever. And now there's something attached to his foot that's fun to play with! And I'll blog about how hard it was to hold him down while they drew his blood tonight, but how I know that pales in comparison to what he's going to go through tomorrow. (Although I'm taking solace in the thought that at least he'll be under general anesthesia when they put in the IV's.) And I'll blog about how I'm really tired, and I should be sleeping, because its going to be a really long couple of days coming up.


  1. Max and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today! God Bless you all.

  2. Good luck Stacy!! I hope everything goes fine :-)

  3. Well, your comment box isn't going to let me sign in with my real google account. RunningGirl is Katie D. in Provo.

  4. We're definitely thinking of all of you today! It'll soon be over and behind you!

    And happy 31st birthday!

  5. Hi Stacy,

    My name is Venkat from Plymouth Minnesota.We had a baby boy 3 months ago.We see his forhead was not flat and recently one of plastic surgeon diagnosed with Metopic Synostosis.

    We are still in the process of choosing right plastic and neuro surgeon and bit worried on moving forward on surgery.

    Could u please tell us wht doctors you choose for MAX and hospital.

    Thank You



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