No pictures this time - no need need for pictures of Karen sleeping :-)
We had a pretty good Christmas eve and morning here. Karen is still struggling with some significant pain and only heavy duty drugs will help her. Unfortunately that also makes her really nauseous so she got some more medication to counteract that.
When she is not sleeping she is actually doing pretty good as long as she gets the pain killers. She is taking some every 4 hours and overnight we both slept through it until 4 AM. She was one hurting woman at that time, but after the next does kicked in, she was OK.
This was also about the time that Natalie woke up. She was so excited about Christmas morning that she just couldn't wait any longer. Which is kind of fun since she got most of her presents yesterday evening and she does not believe in Santa. At least not really, but I think she still likes the tradition of it and she was excited to see what he left under the tree and and in her Christmas stockings.
So it has been an early morning for all of us and Karen and Natalie are taking a nap now. That gives me a little chance to catch up around the house and maybe actually sit down for a little bit.
Just wanted to give an update - everything is progressing as expected although it is quite a realization of how tough this is. It will be easier when Natalie is in daycare a couple of days next week so I can take care of Karen and still get the house tasks taken care of.