Sunday, March 2

A Bit of This and That...

Well, I'm a great-aunt for the second time in a year. Evan joined our family on February 28th and weighed in at 7 lbs. 10 oz. Welcome to our family Evan, and congratulations to Mom, Sherry and Dad, Robert.

Update on Michelle:

This morning at 10:30, Brandon phoned and said, "Grandma, Mom is bleeding and fluid is coming out of her incision. Dad has to take her to the clinic. Can you come and stay with me?"

I told Brandon that no, I couldn't come and stay with him but to let me talk to Mom. I asked her which clinic she was going to and she told me. I had hubby meet them there and bring Brandon home to stay here.

The Gyn had to open Michelle's incision and drain the fluid off. On Thursday it was looking fine. Friday it had a little red spot again. By yesterday it was sore and today when she got out of the shower, it started draining really bad. The Gyn took care of it and put a dressing on. Tomorrow a nurse is coming in to change the dressing and Michelle sees her regular Gyn on Tuesday morning. Please keep her in your prayers.

As far as I'm concerned, I'm improved from yesterday when I had a fever, the chills and slept most of the day. From Friday night to this morning I didn't do much but sleep. I would get up for short intervals, but would have to rest again within an hour. So I'm greatly improved. Thanks for your prayers for me. All of your care and concern is appreciated more than you know.

I'm signing off for tonight. I will try to catch up on all your blogs as soon as possible. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. Congratulations on your new family member. Over ten pounds is a big baby.
    I have prayed for Michelle and hope she is healed soon.
    I'm glad you are feeling better too.
    Have a great week.

  2. That must be discouraging to Michelle! I trust it will not happen again.

    Just think - your new baby is the size of our two together at 8 weeks!

  3. Mountain Mama,

    I made a mistake, which isn't abnormal for the way I've been feeling. Evan weighed 7 lbs 10 oz. Thanks so much for bringing that to my attention.


    Like I told Mama, that was a mistake. Senior's moment or mind haze? My apologies for the error.

    Thanks, Ladies for your comments.

  4. Oh sorry to hear that she has had some complications with her stitches and I'll be praying for her!

    And sorry you got hit with that nasty flu! I did have that last month, too...not fun! Hope you continue to be on the mend!

    But congratulations, dear great-auntie, on the new baby boy in your family!

    Anyway, praying for you and your daughter this week...


  5. Congrats on the new baby! I am so sorry to read about Michelles setback. I am praying for her daily. I hope you will soon be feeling well yourself. Don't worry about getting to everyones blog...we all care more about you and Michelle. Take care and REST! (((HUGS)))

  6. Sorry that michelle has been having problems, she remains in my prayers. I hope you feel much better real soon, praying for you. Congrats on precious evan. I love you my friend.

  7. Good Morning Mary,
    "PRAISE GOD" you are feeling better. Prayers do work. I hate to hear that Michelle has had some problems. I will still keep her in my prayers that it won't happen again and she will recover from it nicely. "CONGRATULATION'S" on the new member of the Family. Babies are always so precious and special. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours. I'll continue to keep you in my prayers as well.

    Love & Hugs,
    Karen H.

  8. I hope....HOPE that Michelle's infection clears up without any more mishaps!!! That's spooky.

    And I do hope that you'll be your ol' chipper self in no time!

    You were in Rain Man? Where, where?!! I just watched it last week! Tell me....where do I look for you? What are you wearing? Do tell.

  9. Mary,

    I'm sorry that Michelle has had this complication. I'm glad she will have the nurse to change the dressing and make sure all is as it should be. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

    I will also keep you in my thoughts and prayers. That sure sounds like the flu. The fatigue is incredible.

    Congratulations for the new addition to the family! Another cousing for Brandon and Jordan to play with. They will set fine examples for their little cousins to look up to!! :-)

    Take care, my friend!


  10. Congratulations on the new arrival to your family!!! I’m sorry to learn Michelle needed this procedure, and sincerely hope getting necessary treatment will aid in her recovery. Sleep is what your body needs to recover … so please let yourself rest as much as possible and don’t worry about us. We’re just fine … and praying for all of you!
    Hugs and blessings,

  11. I will keep Michelle in my prayers. I know she will be glad when she is well and able to get back to some sort of a normal life.

  12. Dearest Mary,

    I'm just now getting around to visiting my friends for the first time since Thursday...I'm so sorry to hear that you've been ill. I do pray and hope that you feel better real soon!!

    Poor Michelle, she was doing so well and certainly didn't need this complication! Hopefully everything will heal properly this time. My prayers are with her.

    Congratulations on the new baby in the family:-) Hopefully you can get a picture of him soon to share with us!! I so love babies!

    Take good care of yourself dear friend. xoxo

  13. Oh dear, I sure hope Michelle gets better soon. Hopefully all goes well now.

    I am so glad that you are feeling better. Hope that you stay well.

    Congratulations on the new addition to the family. Babies are so very precious.

    I will keep you and yours in my prayers.

  14. I hope Michelle continues to improve and that the worst is over for her.

    Congratulations on the new arrival.

    Sorry you're ill; that flu or whatever nasty bus it is can really lay us low.

    My computer crashed for a week and just now catching up with my friends.

  15. Congratulations on the birthday of Evan!! I'm sorry to hear your daughter is having complications, I will be sure to say a prayer for her.

  16. Poor Michelle, what a time she has had with this incision! Hopefully the worst is behind her and she will start feeling better. And you.....I am so sorry you got hit with that darned flu that has been making the rounds! I hope you are feeling much better really soon!

  17. Ew! That sounds like a nasty bout of the cold/flu. I sure hope you're feeling even better now.

  18. In my morning prays I'll ask for blessing on your new grand niece and also that your daughter is healed soon.

  19. Congratulations auntie! How wonderful! I hope Michelle gets better soon!

    :0) Sharon

  20. I hope you and Michele are much better by now! Please update us as soon as you feel up to it.

    I'm answering questions on my blog this week. Have you asked me anything ?

  21. Congraulations on the new sweet baby...I will continue to preay for all of you.....Mary

  22. Congrats and welcome to little Evan. :-)

    Poor Michelle! I do hope that incision heals up soon.

    And poor you! I hope you're feeling much better soon. Hopefully what you've had isn't too contagious and Brandon doesn't get sick.

    Take care of yourself, Miz Mary.

    Love and hugs,


  23. What a sweet baby picture, and congratulations on becoming a great aunt again.