Sunday, July 11, 2010

Well it's starting to feel like we are yo-yo's - bouncing between the hospital and home. And all of a sudden I understand why people are desperate to leave the hospital when they're there! In our first couple of weeks I was too scared to come home, and whilst it was hard being away from home, in a way I felt more relaxed being there than the thought of bringing Lucy home. At least in the hospital help is only a button away! But now, with a little bit of experience, some understanding of how this process works and a bit more confidence in our ability to spot a problem with Lucy, I'm loving every moment we can get at home (well almost every moment - you know what I mean!)

Anyway, it was a good weekend - yesterday we braved the crowds and dared the weather by going to the zoo. We survived the crowds and the rain held off and we had a great time. Madeline was especially taken with the seal show (and let's face it, it's pretty cool!) and the lion. The tiger was stalking around it's enclosure which was amazing, and we even saw a baby elephant have what could only be described as a tantrum!

Yesterday was also our 11th wedding anniversary, and rather than go out again in the evening Adam went nuts at Thomas Dux and we had a gourmet feast at home with a lovely bottle of wine. Happy Anniversary Adam, it's a privilege to walk through life with all it's ups and downs, laughs and tears, joys and sorrows, hurts and happiness with you. Bring on the next 11 hey!

Today we once again enjoyed church together as a family (we love you guys so much and are so encouraged by you!), with a relaxed afternoon and even a Sunday afternoon stroll (with pram and 3 bikes).

Tomorrow we are back to the hospital for a checkup with Lucy in the clinic, so hopefully all will be well with that and we'll be back home in the early afternoon. So far so good with Lucy - no effects yet that we can tell of the chemo.

Here is Lucy's latest trick - clapping!! (with a bit of help from Emma....)


Tim & Katrina Earnshaw said...

She is just so cute. She sounds just like Annika. Congrats on the 11th year - can't believe it's been that long! Love you lots, K

Anonymous said...

We love this blog, hope all continues go well.

Lisa McKerlie

alison.k said...

Hi Liz,
how clever is Lucy!!
It was lovely to see you all on Sunday. Once school is back maybe I can come out to see you.
And happy anniversary - Thomas Dux yummo.
Ali xx

Sally said...

Oh she is TOO TOO cute! I'm praying for this little bundle and for you. xxx