Friday, April 22, 2022

Easter Sunday and An Update

Good morning! I hope you all had a blessed Easter weekend and Sunday! Ours was lovely---sweet family times just the five of us, amazing service at our church, and then a big Sunday dinner with all of our local extended family.
Something was wrong with my phone camera so the pictures all turned out fuzzy, but they are priceless to me just the same! 
Many people have been so kind as to ask how I am feeling since my surgery and if I can tell a difference?! It is really hard to explain because, again, this condition didn’t affect me on a daily basis-it was only if I was exercising/playing sports/hiking, or doing something extremely strenuous like birthing a baby. :) So on a daily basis, no, I can’t tell a difference---I feel great, just like I mostly did before! I’ve started working out and that is going really well. I’m out of shape of course, but I don’t feel like I am going to die from the exercise like I would’ve pre-surgery. I rested very well for a week after my surgery and I think that also has helped me pop back quickly! 

I'll be meeting with my cardiologist for a follow up echocardiogram on May 13th, so will know for sure the current status of everything then. However, all should be well, as the doctors were happy with the surgery and how everything went.

In other news, my Bells Palsy is truly healing, and I am more happy about that than I can say! SUCH A BLESSING. I also got a temporary tooth as the implant process won't be fully completed until August (such a loooong production!) so I feel like I'm getting closer and closer to having my full smile back again and I could literally CRY with happiness. 
My parents came for a week after my surgery and took care of us. It was such blessing to have them here and the kiddos LOVED every minute!
Accidental matching with Gramps!
My four siblings still at home, got to come for a few days also and that just filled the boys' happy cup to overflowing to have their aunties and uncles here!
Can't believe Madeline is nine months old!
(check out her Cuddle & Kind Charlotte Dog, here! My kiddos LOVE these dolls!)
Such a little ham! =)
Flowers from my sweet former church family in Iowa.
Morning smiles!
Easter morning table. (pre food and people)
Table settings: plain white sheet for a table cloth, wooden coaster (I don't think mine is bamboo, it was gifted, but looks identical to this one!) toddler silverware & sippies courtesy of Walmart, toddler plates from Ikea, these gorgeous goblets, this white corelle, and other pieces from random and various places/gifts. 
Our first cookout of the season!
Elliot was struggling with finishing his breakfast one morning. Axton went over, picked up his fork, and helped him finish, all the while speaking the sweetest little words of encouragement, "good job Elliot! You finished!" Melted my heart!
Love my babies.

And that's just a little pop in to say that we are well and thank you all for your kind well wishes and prayers! We are truly grateful for each of you.

Happy Weekend, friends. 

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  1. Happy news all around!! Praise the Lord.

  2. You're looking so good, Chelsey, and all your babies are adorable!! Thank you for sharing all the wonderful pics of your family. God bless you.

  3. Love the "Morning Smiles" picture. So cute. I am glad your health is improving! Continuing to remember you in prayer:)

  4. Thank You Chelsy for the update on your beautiful family. Your babies are the cutest. Happy to hear that you are feeling better. Will be thinking of you on May 13th.
    God Bless
    Joan.Marilyn and Marion

  5. Madeline is getting so big and she looks amazing! How is she doing developmentally and with hitting her milestones? :)

    1. Thanks for asking! She is doing incredible-honestly it is so mind-blowing to see her now and imagine her rough beginning when her little body was covered in wires and tubes! I am so grateful for the miracle of her healthy and perfect little life!

  6. Awww! Such sweet pictures Chelsy!!! And such priceless memories!!! Your little babies are getting soooo big!!
    PRAISE THE LORD! So grateful to hear of your continued recovery! I will continue to keep you in my prayers!!!

  7. Been thinking about you, Chelsy. Glad you're doing better, and hope you will continue to be. Praying. Your children look well and cute!


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