Friday, December 16, 2011

Best Thing I Ever Did for Myself

Just another quick post but I had to share my pure joy!!  Just a little more regarding the breast reduction . . . I kept thinking that I wasn't really seeing a difference.  I knew they were smaller, I knew that my back didn't hurt anymore but I didn't feel I looked that different.  I've just been taking it really easy so I've mostly been wearing pj's and tank tops with a cardigan.  Today, I put on my jeans and a t-shirt that I would wear before.  Walked into the bathroom to brush my teeth and couldn't believe my eyes.  I instantly thought of a specific picture that was taken on vacation last year so I absolutely had to do a comparison.  I can see it now and I'm so so happy!!!
Please excuse the bed head. :) I had to take a picture immediately.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Follow Up!!

So I'd said in a previous post that I would post again last weekend with the rest of what's been happening but I never got around to it.  I was busy busy busy getting everything organized for recovery at home.  I wanted to be as prepared as possible and I have to say that I think I've done pretty well!!!  Recovery from the breast reduction surgery so far has been awesome except for one night of intense nausea that had me freaking out a bit.  It passed and it's been smooth sailing since.

The other thing that's been happening is my brand new itty bitty niece.  She was 19 days early, her due date was December 9th and she showed up on November 21st.  While it is tough at times to know that my much younger sister is married with a baby now and I'm feeling like a spinster, it is so tough not to love this teeny adorable little being.  How can you not love something that smells so damn good!!  She was just over 6 lbs so with all the big 8 & 9 pound babies in our family, she was easily the smallest the baby I've ever held.  My sister is doing well too.  Starting to get her confidence as a new mom and not letting everyone's opinion get in the way.

Carrying on with more good news  I got a new job!!!  I had interviewed for the position in the middle of October and no one heard anything for a while.  Then at the end of October, I got the call from the surgeon's office with a cancellation date for my surgery.  I was so excited and took the date but still had no idea what was happening with the job.  I was pretty sure it was mine and there were just some HR hoops to jump through so I just notified both my current supervisor and my possibly future supervisor that I was going to be having surgery and I would be off for the month of December.  Within a week, they straightened everything out and officially offered me the job.  They also said they would put through my promotion at the end of November instead of waiting till January.  I thought that was incredibly generous because my new position comes with a pay increase.  Lucky me!!!  The job is also in a neighboring department so I get to stay on the same floor close to some of my old department work peeps.  Win win.

Time for a couple more pictures of Baby A.  I'm obsessed with her feet.  I have many pictures of her feet but I did like the Star Trek thing she's doing with one in this picture.  Hahaha!  And I'm not even a Trekkie (Trekie?), pfft who knows.  

Auntie M!!  No more pictures please!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Quick Post-Surgery Post

This recovery is brought to you by Netflix. :) I posted previously that I was having a breast reduction this past Tuesday.  I got home from the hospital yesterday afternoon and so far recovery has been fantastic.  I haven't had any problems.  I'm resting and taking really good care of myself and eating properly for speedy healing.  I'm also catching up on my PVR and I'm about to jump into The Walking Dead on Netflix.  Any favorite shows I should pick up??

And here's a picture of my home nurses, they must know something is up because they have not left my side since I got home.  If I move from my couch to my bed they follow immediately and back again.  So cute.  

So if you have any favorite books, shows, or movies to share, let me know, I've got some time to kill not doing a whole lot of moving!