Sunday, 2 September 2012

Making it work

First of all – thank you so much for all the thoughts and prayers you have been sending our way the last week! Somewhere I lost track of to whom I had replied, but please know that all your comments and emails were read and highly appreciated. I showed them to my daughter and she too was very touched.

The last week and a half was a rollercoaster – ups and downs and lots of moving around. Amidst all the stress and nighttime worries, there were enough bright and shiny moments to carry us through, one day at the time. Lots of cuddles, lots of fun, lots of visits at the hospital with the boys

– these two are amazingly good spirited and easy going kids.

We have been making things work; doing laundry on a daily basis even though I bought enough clothes for several days (quite a puzzle really), a new traveling cot serving as a playpen in our no-longer-baby-proof living room, bathing the baby in a tub on the kitchen counter; they were clean, well fed and rested and somehow I managed to stay the same although the first night they were gone I slept for almost 11 hours.

Daughter has been discharged from the hospital, liver injury, broken rib, concussion and all. It was so good to have her home and not sleeping with one eye on the phone every night. She won’t be able to lift anything for a while though, so all hands are still on deck. The boys have been staying with another set of grandparents this weekend and the upcoming week a friend will stay with them and we’ll take turns with the kindergarten run. We live in a 3 storey house so mid week my silly knee gave in from all that worrying and running up and down the stairs, but a couple of days of rest have already made a difference.

Searching through my stash of quilts for something to put in the playpen, I found one of my first quilts – my first triangle quilt ever. It has lots of pink but somehow I don’t think grandbaby cares, all the recycled thrifty fabrics and fabulous polyester batting makes it super soft and cuddly.
 

If you haven’t entered my giveaway there’s still time. I’ll be back with the winner’s name tomorrow evening; see you all then!

12 comments:

  1. I'm glad your daughter is better but you must take care of yourself as well!!

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  2. I'm glad your daughter is out of hospital but she will have some way to go yet to be completely well. I'm glad too that you are getting some relief from being sole carers for the boys. I hope your daughter continues to make good progress and do look after yourself too. x ( I tore a muscle in my ribs a month ago and I know how painful her broken rib must be. It takes a while to heal, mine is a lot easier than it was but I still feel it so your DD will need to be patient).

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  3. They look like a sweet handful! Hope all goes well ~
    :-}pokey

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  4. Oh Nina Lise, I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's fall and injury. But glad to hear that she is out the hospital. What a terrible accident. Big hug to all of you. Hope she recovers 100% very soon.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  5. Glad to hear your daughter is mending, but sorry that she had so many injuries. May the healing be speedy!

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  6. Glad to hear that progress is good.

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  7. Glad to hear your daughter is home now - keeping my fingers crossed for a speedy and full recovery !!

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  8. Så bra at datteren er på bedringens vei. Det tar nok litt tid, men de leges nok skal du se. TAkk for kommentar på min blogg, skal sjekke ut når jeg kommer hjem.

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  9. So glad your daughter is home, You and the boys look so sweet together. Big brother is such a charmer! Take care of the knee, the rest will take care of itself. All will be back to normal whatever that is sooner than you think.....xox

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  10. So glad your daughter is home and on the mend. So blessed to have so many people willing and able to help along the way. Having grandkids around is wonderful, entertaining, full of hugs and kisses.....but also makes one tired and ready for a nap! Lucky your knee is able to recuperate from so much activity also so that you'll be there for kindergarten runs too. Give your daughter our wishes for a full recovery soon.

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  11. I had a thought of your daughter today and thought I'd come check in and see what was happening. I am so glad to hear that she is at home recuperating, and that there are some others able to help with the children so your knee can recover! Well done Grandma. You are the best!!! Take care, xox

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  12. Oh Nina Lise, I've only just seen these posts about your daughter - what a dreadful worry it's been for you all, but I'm so glad she's back home now - wishing her a speedy recovery xxxx

    What gorgeous grandsons you have!

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