Last Saturday, we took Mia to South Padre Island for her first beach experience. The water was still a little chilly, so we had her test it out first. She enjoyed it so much that she was mad when we picked her up to leave. She wanted to stay and crawl on the sand and have the waves crash at her feet.

Since she enjoyed it so much, we made plans to return in a couple of weeks.

* BUMP IN THE ROAD *

The next day, I woke up at 4:00 am with severe abdominal pain. I have a history of gallstones, so it wasn’t too much of a surprise for me. I know that once in a while I would get a cholelithiasis attack and get cramping abdominal pain. I decided to just take pain medication and try to go back to sleep.

Fast forward 5 hours later, I was still awake and on my way to the emergency room. The pain was beginning to radiate to the right lower quadrant, and I was getting scared. I was given pain medication, IV fluids, and before I knew it, getting wheeled into the operating room for a cholecystectomy.

Needless to say, I am now recovering at home, with a couple of weeks off from work post surgery. While I was in the hospital, I was given round the clock IV pain meds, so I didn’t really feel too much pain. I thought recovery was going to be smooth sailing and pain free. Once I arrived home and the medications & anesthesia wore off, I started feeling the muscle soreness and incision discomfort.

I have restrictions not to pick up anything greater than 10 lbs, which includes Mia. So besides changing the layout to the site, updating usernames, and surfin’ the internet, I’ve also been watching Law & Order: SVU marathons, taking short naps in between, and attempting to keep food down.

So Mia’s second beach trip has been postponed for now. I’ll just reminisce with these pictures until then . . .

 

Walking to the beach with grandma, wearing her Janie & Jack beach cover up. Her sandals and bathing suit were both presents.
Walking to the beach with grandma, wearing her Janie & Jack beach cover up.
Her sandals and bathing suit were both presents.
Smelling the beach air for the first time!
Smelling the beach air for the first time!
Standing on the sand while the waves crashed at her feet.
Standing on the sand while the waves crashed at her feet.
Hanging out with mommy on the shore.
Hanging out with mommy on the shore.

beach outfit 2

beach outfit


{ Sandals: Havaianas || Beach Bag: DSW Gift Tote || Swimsuit: Ralph Lauren || Cover-Up: Roxy || Shirt: Forever 21 || Shorts: Rue 21 || Sunglasses: Ray-ban || Hat: Forever 21 }


 

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