Thursday, May 27, 2010


Annika's surgery has been scheduled for 8:30 AM next Wednesday morning. We'll have to be there at 6:30 AM, and from there, her surgeon and the anesthesiologist will see us and get everything set up and ready to go.

I will be posting an update after her surgery either during recovery or while she's napping. Check in for updates and hopefully some pictures too!

Thanks in advance for all of your prayers!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Too Cute

Annika's Uncle Ryan and Aunt Julie, who live in California, sent her this adorable bear to keep her company at her upcoming hospital stay next week. It comes with a little doctor's kit and everything!

Thanks Ryan and Julie!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I was hoping my first post would be something spectacular with exciting news from the doctor's visit this week and all, but no such luck. Annika and I went to GR to visit Dr. Mann (her surgeon) Monday afternoon for a pre-operation visit. We were one of the last appointments and he was running behind, so we sat around for about 20-30 minutes before he saw us. The news we got was she is having surgery June 2 (which we already knew) and someone will call us a few days before surgery with instructions and a time to be at the hospital...big waste of time. But Annika seems to like her Dr. because she just smiles away at him!

On a different note, I'm back at work this week and Annika is being tossed around to family members for now. After a rough first day for everyone (I think Annika must have had a stomach ache all day Tuesday) things are beginning to settle down. I'm glad to be back at work and feel like an active member of society, but I LOVE being at home in the evening even more now, because my time with her is so limited. Ross is excellent at calming me down when I get overwhelmed or super stressed, but I'm sure its been an adjustment for him too.

Anyway, check back around Memorial Day weekend where I will have more information regarding surgery time and such.