Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Fall Pictures

Last Sunday Doug, Caleb, and I went to the park across the street with Erik, Jamie, & family to snap some fall pics. We took some shots of their family and they got a few good ones of us! Here are some of my favorites from the day.


Here's Grandma with her three Grandchildren.


Such cuties. Aren't I a lucky auntie?




I think this is my favorite picture from the afternoon. What a sad face!


Here's my little man!



Well, it's week 2 of Doug being back at work. It feels a little strange to be at home with Caleb all by myself! How's it been going? Good! Caleb is such a happy and content baby. He's already sleeping through the night (most of the time), naps well during the day, and rarely fusses or cries. He's starting to smile and laugh, especially for Doug. Before the accident, I remember feeling worried about being at home taking care of a baby. I assumed it would be the most exhausting thing I'd do in my day. However, now I feel that taking care of Caleb and being a mom is easy! It's more mentally exhausting to take care of myself as I try to do things that should be simple-- like taking a shower (washing your hair with 1 hand is not easy, let me tell you), trying to do my hair one-handed, unloading the dishwasher 1 plate at a time, getting dressed... the list goes on. Oh well. You get creative and find ways get things done! I had an interesting Doctor's appointment last week. For the last few weeks I felt like there was something lodged far into my ear. One night I tried to get "it" out with my pinkie and realized that it was probably a piece of glass (it's my left ear, the one that would have been closest to the window that broke over me in the accident). I told the Doctor about it, and sure enough, he removed a pea sized piece of glass from my ear! It's crazy to think it's been in there for 3 months. I think I also found another piece that's starting to make it's way to the surface on my arm. The Doctors told me that I could have glass coming out of my arm and hands for years to come. Gross.
Well, Caleb's down for a nap, so I should probably take a shower before he wakes up! Hope you all enjoy the pictures.

16 comments:

Trev & Rebekah said...

Wow, I never thought about simple things like doing your hair being hard for you. Elissa you are a strong woman and I am proud of how far you have come.
Your little man is getting bigger. It's exciting to see how much of a little man he is becoming! I am glad he's such a good baby for you. God knew what you needed.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictures Elissa! I love you guys!
Ang

Tim and Kelsie-Lynn said...

Those are fantastic pictures. You all look great. Caleb is such a cutie. I appreciated your words about enjoying being a mom. Sometimes it seems like so much work, its good to know its rewarding too. Relieves some of my worries! Tim's parents were in a car accident a few years ago and I remember his mom talking about glass working its way out. She said it did take about 6 months but it did stop. I am really sorry that you have experience that too. We are still praying.

Lindsay said...

Caleb is gorgeous! Great pictures :)

Yvonne&Eric said...

Great pictures - it's always fun to go out and get family ones done like that. Glad that Caleb is such a good baby for you. Praying for you as you're now home alone with him and dealing with life one-handed. I admire how strong you've been through everything.

stuart&elisa said...

I love those pics in the park - the fall colors are beautiful! What a great looking family!

Erica Baerwald said...

Hi hi... those pictures are truly beautiful! What a precious boy you have. We think of you guys often and send much love your way!

Erica (& Tim)

Bonnie said...

You are such a good looking little family! Great pictures Elissa. I'm so glad to hear that things are going well with Caleb at home... and let me tell you... I would NEVER guess you are having to get ready with the use of only one hand. You are looking just beautiful!

Mac & Melissa Davis said...

Thank you for posting the pictures! Its wonderful to be able to see the way Caleb is growing!! Great to see pics of the family as well!!

craziness that you'll have glass coming out for the next little while!! Well as long as it all gets out huh? (pref the sooner the better no doubt!!)

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! I'm enjoying watching Caleb grow up and can't wait to see him and hold him. He is so adorable. And I can't wait to give you guys a hug too!

Love, Bernice

gord and janice said...

What amazing pictures! Can't believe he's getting big already! You are looking so good Elissa. Counting down the days till you come.

Rick & Sandy said...

I remember after an industrial accident that really smashed one side of my Dad's face that he had bones work their way to the surface and eventually out. It's good to know that our bodies reject foreign objects; it's amazing how our bodies get rid of them.

You are looking very, very good. It is so encouraging to see and hear that you are getting more mobile every time you post here; your progress is quite amazing considering you need to relearn so much that we take for granted when we're healthy.

What a wonderful blessing to have such a content child as Caleb; the Lord surely knew...the pictures tell all.

The Friesen's

Karen said...

Love the fall pictures of your family! And, the one of Caleb in the leaves! Blessings to you, Elissa as you continue to heal and adjust to the limitations of your injuries. Glad to hear that being a mother has been a source of strength for you. Thinking of you guys....

Leanne said...

Thanks for posting pictures and for the update, Elissa. I think and pray for you often.
And that Caleb. Wow, such a cutie - and you've got him in a great outfit...boy's clothes are fun in that often they look like a mini man's outfit :)
Thinking of you as you are healing and regaining mobility. It can't be easy, but your (seemingly) positive attitude is taking you a long way...
Take care.

Charlotte said...

Love the pictures! Caleb is sooo cute!!!!! Wish we were still living above you so we could have play dates :D
Praying for you and Doug and Caleb often!

Luke and Lindy said...

Honey, those pictures are amazing! I love the one of your nephew ... poor guy!
Caleb is just too cute ... I'm glad to hear you're loving being a mom ... I have to admit that I'm starting to have some fears ... selfish ones i know, but they're fears all the same. It seems scarey to 'give up' the life I know and love right now. Don't get me wrong ... I am totally looking forward to having our baby, but I think it's just the unknown ...
I think of you so often & I'll remember to pray for endurance as you figure out new & 'inventive' ways to get things done.
Love you!