Here's a successful day: My children were fed, every medicine was administered on time, I brushed my teeth. Anything above that is a major accomplishment. This weekend I actually cooked a meal and baked some cookies and I felt like Martha Stewart. My family raved about the simple spaghetti dinner and I felt like I had conquered the world. Now if I could just get on a pair of non-maternity jeans... I still have about a million pounds to lose first, but I'll get there.
Everyone is doing well. Caleb had a biopsy this week and it was a big deal and if I wasn't in survival mode and sleep-deprived, I would've been more nervous for it. Fortunately, we got the results back Friday afternoon and it was ALL good news. Caleb's new heart still has NO rejection! The day at Riley went great, we got to see some dear friends and it felt like visiting our other home. Caleb did well, he is SO incredible about having procedures. The only issue he has right now is his blood pressure has been very high at times, and the team has been concerned. They decided to add another medicine to our long list, and since that day his bp has been much better, but still not quite as low as they'd like to see it. At least it's not scary-high any more, but every time I check it, I want to see a nice, low number. Praying that it improves!
Lucy is growing and is such a sweet baby. She sleeps through the utter chaos created by Caleb and Jonah's daily adventures. They literally wrestle and tackle each other right beside her and she doesn't even stir. She is starting to outgrow her newborn clothes and when I notice her little feet pushing against the feet of her sleepers, I think, "Oh yeah, they get bigger SO fast." I noted out loud that her pajamas were too small tonight after their baths and Jonah said, "Don't you just wish she would stay this little forever?" and I thought, "What are you, a grown-up now?" He poses a good question... On one hand I wish this stage of life, when my children are so little, would last forever. On the other hand, I happily anticipate when they are a little more self-sufficient. Oh the joys and stress of being a mom!
Thanks for your prayers as we keep plugging along! This new normal is starting to sink in and what we need most right now is prayers that we can all transition well. Daniel is settling back in to his job, I'm adjusting to staying home all the time, Jonah is dealing with getting less attention than his siblings, Caleb is adjusting to life outside the hospital, and Lucy is adjusting to life outside my stomach. In a few months the stress will be less... right?! :) Thanks for all the love, prayers, cards, gifts and meals that show us that we are remembered... we are so blessed by the army of people who care for our family!