Thank you ALL for the sweet words and love on my post about Elisabetta’s surgery day. It was hard to write that post without crying or feeling very emotional. I am happy that the surgery is behind us, as her CPAM haunted me from the day we discovered it. Damn, what a long, stressful, and anxiety filled road. I am happy it has come to a close, yet I need to heal now. I really do. I think therapy weekly is happening again, as I am needing it and can tell I need it weekly. I took a break from going weekly, as at first I did need it that often, and as time went on I didn’t. Times in life you may not need therapy often, may need it here and there, or weekly. I know I am grateful i decided to go.
I didn’t even get to share highlights from Easter or my birthday, as last Monday I didn’t post. I don’t really feel like I even had a birthday, as my mind was in a dark place, but I made the best of it. Oh, and Mike’s mom thought she had a cold, wasn’t sure if just allergies, and couldn’t come to our house! Yeah, it never ends here.
We had to put her in a hotel for two nights, and she was fine she realized, but we had to be safe for the baby. She ended up coming here Monday morning to be with Rocco, as we left for surgery. I am telling you, never catch a break here. I just need a week of sleep or a break from mom hood for one day!
So, here are some pics from Easter/Birthday weekend! All I wanted for my birthday was Elisabetta to make it through surgery, and I got that wish <3
Flowers from Mike for Elisabetta and I. He brought those home Friday, they were beautiful.
Saturday, my birthday! Like I said, this birthday was very hard, just tried to make best of it. Plus, with Mike’s mom stress, I felt bad as well. But like I said, we had to be safe for baby, if she did have a cold or something that could of developed into something worse.
I woke up to presents and decor, and love from the littles!
Later that day, I got dressed ( man, it was hard to go anywhere ) and went out to dinner with my best friend! Happy I did get out for my birthday, as Mike and I couldn’t get out together.
Dinner at my favorite spot, Juniper Grill! I am grateful for my best friend, she really is the best!
Sangria and honey chipotle shrimp tacos!
Was nice to get out, and I totally enjoyed two glasses of sangria! SO GOOD!
When I got home, Mr. Rocco was waiting patiently to help mama blow out her candles! He waited all day for this, was so cute!
Mike got me a mint oreo coldstone ice cream cake. loveeeeeeeee.
Made a wish with my little man!
Easter Sunday was really chill, and of course the bunny brought goodies for the kids!
Easter basket for Anthony and his girlfriend! Loved making her one up!
My parents stopped over that day as well, to bring the kids goodies! They also wanted to spend some time with Elisabetta, even though they were there at the hospital on surgery day.
Elisabetta changed outfits 3 times that day! Oh, so fun to have a girl!
That was our Easter/Birthday weekend. Very different this year, but cheers to blessings and peace ahead! My baby girl is a strong girl and just so happy surgery is behind us.
This past weekend we did nothing, we are still trying to recover from the hardest day of our lives, and just the whole hell journey.
God is good, that is really the BIG part. I appreciate life even more now, I am stronger than ever, and more grateful than ever.
I think this little girl is pretty happy about the CPAM being gone. One of my favorite pics I took this past weekend, a framer for sure <3
Back to the routine here, a week it has been since that scary day! Rocco has therapy at home, and we are just chilling the rest of the day. Elisabetta is doing amazing, btw! Only issue really is bad gas pains, off routine, and 4 month sleep regression hell! Hahaha! I literally haven’t slept the last week,and I am not sure how I am standing. Praying this passes!