Hmm… I’m not even sure where to start. I have written, deleted and rewritten about 5 sentences… Thing are okay. The week has been slow but full. Tuesday was the start of our MOPS year with our registration social. The boys and I spent Tuesday evening at my mom’s house catching up on a show that I have recording there. Wednesday, I had a coffee date with a friend and church in the evening. It was lot of fun to connect with my new class of girls. Thursday, I had lunch with a friend and then Jeremy and I went up to Olympia to get him hooked up to his heart monitor. Yesterday, we got the oil changed in the van and had dinner with Jeremy’s parents. I’m grateful that we have had a balance of getting out for small, non-stressful things and still having a lot of down time at home to be chill.
I want to take a moment to say thank you to my friends and family who have been here for Jeremy and I right now. Talking about one’s “tribe” is a thing right now (the people in your life who are your people). My people don’t all live in the area, but I have had so much love and support from my friends and family. I appreciate them checking in with me and letting me be super honest about how things are going and how I am feeling. This last week especially has been more emotional for me.
Thursday, Jeremy got his heart monitor on. It’s three wires stuck to him with sticky pads. They connect to a pager that hooks on to him with a belt clip. The pager unit transmits the data to a cell phone that they provide and the cell phone sends the data to Jeremy’s doctor. The pager unit flashes green when it’s on and flashes blue when it’s sending data. We’ve seen the blue light a few times so we know it’s working. Jeremy will see his doctor on Wednesday for a treadmill. We are curious to see if he mentions any of the data that has been sent to that point.
I’m still driving Jeremy around for the time being. Tuesday will be two weeks on the meds and he should be as adjusted to them as possible at that point. I think I’ll keep driving until Wednesday though. I want get through the treadmill before I let him go back to being our family driver. He is probably fine to drive now, but I am paranoid. Especially when it comes to having the boys in the van… Jeremy’s meds are working and helping. He is still experiencing chest pain and discomfort. He is isn’t 100% and we want answers as to how to get him back to his normal self. We appreciate your continued prayers.
Now on to just general family news! Graham is walking more and more each day. He is going farther and farther. Jeremy is his walking coach. He cheers Graham on and gives him lots of walking practice. It’s crazy to see our little baby walking around. He is so small and yet such a big boy. He acts like a little boy too. I know I’m biased, but Graham is smart and perceptive. He keeps up with Owen surprisingly well.
Our big change for Owen happened on Thursday. Jeremy and I stopped by Toys’R’Us to pick up a special treat for Owen. He looked at about 4 different toys before deciding to buy a Thomas bedding set instead. We had been debating for a while to take the rail off of Owen’s crib and make it a big boy bed. Owen will be 3 in less than a month and it seemed like as good as time as any to make the transition. With Jeremy being home more in September, we thought it might be a good time since we could both be available to help if the transition was rough. However, Owen has been his normal self and we’ve had almost no issues with the change. The first night he got up once to use the bathroom, but other than that, he has stayed in bed. His crib was the last really “baby” thing about Owen. He really is a big boy now.
We are thankful for this season with our family. It’s an odd one. It feels strange and weird, but there is so much blessing in it as well. We are trusting God. He has our answers. We are hoping for more clarity, but we know that we are okay right here, right in this moment. We are loved. Our Savior has us in his hands. We are safe. I’m doing my best to win the mental battle with fear. I want to live in the moment. I’m taking things one day at a time. We’ll see what each day holds and keep the rest of the days tentative. We are open. We are intentional. We are being careful. It’s an unusual season, but feel God guiding us and providing for us. We will make it through. We are not alone.