Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas 2012


On Sunday Selena woke up really sick, she was unable to keep anything down. We ended up getting some medication for nausea which helped greatly especially in getting her pain medication down her. One huge lesson learned, if Selena should ever need another surgical procedure we will not come home without medications for her tummy. By Sunday evening she was drowsy but feeling much better.

Monday we were fairly lazy and spent the day watching movies. Selena wasn’t very active but was happy to play with her puzzle, which was one of her early Christmas presents that we gave her after coming home from the hospital, so she would have something quiet to play. Come evening she went to sleep easily and without any sort of fight to try to stay up to sneak a peek at Santa. We did however have to get pretty creative with the Santa gifts since we are still sleeping on the couches in the living room while Selena continues to heal.


I finally came up with the idea to make a Christmas bag from one of my Christmas table clothes. We stuffed all her presents in that and tied it off with a gold bow. I expected Selena to wake up through the night needing more pain medication, since she has every night since we brought her home, but instead she slept until 5:00. She woke me up announcing, “Santa has been here, my stocking is full of goodies, but I don’t know where he put my presents!” There was no way she was going to go back to bed until she figured out where Santa put her presents.


As you can see from the above video, Selena thought she had figured out what Santa did with her presents but she was still a little unsure. She was thrilled when we opened the bag and she did indeed find her presents.

The only thing that we had to deal with which I expected this year was, "Why didn't Santa bring me everything on my list?" After several discussions about Christmas being about celebrating the birth of Jesus, and that we give presents because we want to and out of love and joy for giving, but that does not mean that Santa nor Grandma and Grandpa could possibly ever give her everything she wants, she turned her attitude around. We also had to take into consideration how crabby the medications are making her and how tired she was from getting up so early. In fact as I type this at 4:30 p.m. Christmas Day, Selena is crashed sleeping soundly on the couch. I sure hope she is able to sleep through the night.


Selena and Michael bought me this pretty little couch table, I have wanted one for sometime to put some of our pictures on display. They also bought me a very pretty maroon robe.

All and all our Christmas was very nice, with a surprise of snow and a great dinner of Au gratin Potatoes with Ham.

We hope that all of you had a very special Christmas as well.

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  1. Too bad Selena was sick on Christmas, but it looks like she had a great Christmas anyway. My James was also sick on Christmas. He had a good Christmas anyway as well.

  2. Very cute video! I like the "we'll see about that" :) Hopefully Selena is feeling better and better. Merry Christmas!

  3. It's a great lesson to learn that not all wishes are granted. We missed this opportunity since daughter got everything on her (rather reasonable) list and then some. I loved the video - so cute!

  4. What a great Christmas! I'm sorry she wasn't feeling well, but I'm glad to hear she's doing better now.

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