First, let me thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes you sent to Baby C. She had a wonderful first birthday and an exciting first birthday party. It’s so cliche to say, but they really do grow up so fast! Because she’s not really a baby any more, it’s probably not appropriate to refer to her as Baby C.; so when you see me mention “Bubbles” going forward, that’s who I’m talking about. It’s a nickname she’s affectionately earned around here (occasionally with the variation of Bubble Head).
We wanted Bubbles to have her own little “smash cake” for her party, but didn’t really want to get her all hopped up on sugar. So I made a plain white cake in a 6″ round pan, and then we “frosted” it with sugar-free pudding. She was a little tentative at first, but then she really started to enjoy playing; though she never did dive in with both hands, just kept poking it with one finger. Here’s a sample of the fun we had.
Secondly, I apologize for such a long break in posting. For a few days I was in and out of the immediate care center and doctors’ offices. It was determined that my gallbladder needed to come out, and I scheduled surgery for last week.
I felt well enough to make it down for BlissDom ’12 in Nashville (it’s a short drive from where we live), which I’ll be telling you LOTS about over the next couple of weeks. I met some great companies, heard great speakers, and have much to share!
The day after we got home, it was Bubbles birthday party, then I had just a couple of days before the surgery. After surgery, I’ve been keeping a pretty low profile until today. Guess what? Surgery hurts! I know that sounds a little silly, but I’ll be honest – I totally expected to be up on my feet and taking advantage of the nice weather over the weekend. Um, no. More about gallbladders and the surgery in an upcoming post.
I’m doing my best to play catch up while still taking it easy. I’ll pump out as much information as I can for you over the next few days, but forgive me if it takes me a little longer than I hope.