Today I enjoyed my daily morning visit from my dad. He must keep up his "pastoral" duties to the poor sweet baby in the hospital...whom also happens to be his granddaughter.
I also had a visit from the lovely Andrea Gregory. It was so refreshing to chat with another mom, to share our struggles and tips and joys.
Lo and behold, I also got visited by my mom and children. They are a joy to see. They stayed for dinner at the Ronald McDonald house. Christian enjoyed a special freedom of being able to buy soda out of the machine (it is only 25 cents). Over the course of dinner he bought 4 drinks... "to save for later." (take note that I didn't straight out give him money for pop. He originally found a quarter in my room, then after learning how to open the door to my room with the keyless entry card, he let himself in and retrieved a quarter from the dresser for each soda... Quarters left there by his daddy, who also seems to have a fascination with buying soda out of machines. Ahem...).
Adriah has been sleeping a LOT, but continues to improve. The IV in her groin was starting to leak so they put a new one in her ankle. The best part about it is that it doesn't require continuous flow, allowing her to be unhooked except for when they give her the antibiotics. I can walk around the whole room with her now! She is also smiling a lot more. So sweet.
The oldest three kids have been going to VBS at my parents' church this week, and they LOVE it. I've decided that they would probably benefit from having more routine in our daily activities, so I'm working on coming up with a schedule that we can follow each day. I am also going to make some chore charts so they can benefit from responsibility and rewards. Thanks to Andrea's visit this morning, I now have some great pointers on chore charts! I am going to use my time in the hospital
this week to plan out the specifics and implement them when we go home.
Tomorrow is Thursday already! Adriah will be 8 weeks old. And as of now, we've been in the hospital for 1 week. You never know what a day may hold, but God holds us no mater what!