Sunday, 10 March 2013

We Survived, Mostly.

We survived the weekend without Daddy!  Shawn is currently on his way back from BC and should be home in a few hours.  I sure missed him, but with the help of Oma and Opa, we survived.  Hope had a decent weekend and is now up to 4 mls an hour.  She was meant to go up to 5 mls but the doctor was a bit worried about her weight being high this morning.  It was too high to be real weight and is more likely fluid retention.  They didn't want to cloud the picture of how she was doing with her also having extra fluid on board.  So we are going to wait until tomorrow to up her feeds, a slight set back.

Sadie and I decided to head out for a walk in the afternoon on this beautiful Sunday.  We were having a wonderful time until we were nearly home.  Sadie likes to run and often climbs in and out of the stroller when traveling a long distance.  As a result, I didn't have her strapped in.  I ran into a curb, hard, as the road was pooled with water and I didn't know there was a drop.  Sadie instantly fell head first onto the sidewalk and flipped onto her back.  The sound was horrible I was worried she would need a trip to the hospital. She ended up dirty, with a HUGE goose egg on her forehead and a little scratch on her nose.  We were lucky it wasn't worse.  I walked the rest of the way home feeling like a terrible parent and sat cuddling with her until bedtime.  I think I'll be checking on her often once she falls asleep.  It's been 4 hours and she never lost consciousness, but I'm paranoid!

Hope being at 4 mls and Sadie hitting her head were the two big events of the weekend.  Hopefully we'll move forward this week and I'll have more to share.  At the moment I need to get Sadie's blanket out of the dryer so she can fall asleep.  It got dirty in the fall and is a vital part of bedtime!


  1. You're a WONDERFUL mother, and don't let anyone [Satan!] tell you otherwise. Your love for your babies is clear, and I don't even know you! Sadie will be over it and have it forgotten before you know it.
    Praying hard for you guys, and that Hope would tolerate more food!!!

  2. Dear Amy, You don't know me (I am a friend of the Wagner's) but I have been following you for some time. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and your family. I worry when there is no update.

    I agree with Laura. Your devotion and love for your daughters is so apparent. When my son was a toddler he got burned badly and after the doctor tended to him, he turned his attention to me. He said "Forgive yourself. Accidents happen" and proceeded to tell me of a misfortune he himself had with his child. Though the guilt lingered, it did help. So I share with you, forgive yourself. Accidents happen. Sadie and Hope are blessed to have you for their mother.

    Keeping you all in my prayers <3

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  4. Oh Amy, Hugs to you! Let me share my worst Mama moment - Once when walking our dog, two small children and my littlest in a stroller, I stopped everyone to untangle a leash and in that moment gravity started to pull the stroller away from me (the brake was not completely applied and popped loose). He rolled down the hill faster and faster while I sprinted down the cottage road after him, alternating between screaming my child's name (his giggles turned to hysterical laughter as the stroller picked up speed) and calling out to God and begging for His protection. Thankfully no cars were on the road that day! When the road curved, my baby's stroller raced off the edge and flipped into the forest. Thankfully his 3-point seatbelt held and the frame of the stroller and shape of the brush/dirt he landed on protected him from injury - or was it angel's hands? The only signs of the crash were a mouthful of dirt, a small scratch on his hand, and a sobbing Mama on the verge of heart attack. A humbling moment that clarified how much we need grace and forgiveness on a daily basis... not just the huge stuff.