AT LAST AT LAST! BELLA SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT!!!!
You should have seen the look of panic on my face as I rolled out of bed at 7:30, looked at Ang, who was pumping, and realized I hadn't moved since I went to bed at midnight. I said, "I am so embarrassed! I'm so sorry! Did you try to wake me up?" Se just looked at me and replied," I didn't wake up either."
Then, we realized the truth: Bella hadn't either! We only get up when she cries, so no cries, no get up!
Oh, it was like a dream, though I must admit that I was so delirious from sleeping 7.5 hours that I almost fell over trying to get to the bathroom. I was quite a sight.
Oh, and the best part was that when I put Bella down in her crib in her and Ali's room, she was awake! She fell asleep on her own and slept through the night with her big sister!
[sound of Culture Club singing "It's a Miracle...it's a MIRACLE...it's a miracle...]
Gooooood stuff. Ang and I had so much energy today!
It gets better! Bella was awake and alert and mostly calm during dressing changes with no pain meds. There are currently five blisters that are mostly healed...one on her left knee, one on left elbow, one on her right cheek, one on left middle finger, and right calf. Left thigh has a bandage that can stay on for up to a week, so the blister under it is probably healed by now. We'll take it off Wednesday to monitor.
If all goes well on Saturday, she should have no open blisters anywhere, and we plan to unwrap both hands to do a little baby photo shoot in the home before re-wrapping for a music therapy pool party/reunion Sat evening! I can't wait to get a picture of her hands! You've never seen them! All the while, Bella coos and and smiles and locks eyes most of the time. She still is dealing with a little spit up and gas which brings on the crabbiness, but it's totally manageable. She ROCKS.
On a separate note, THANK ALL OF YOU who wrote "I AM IN" on the site! What a huge and wonderful response from all over the country! Here is the deal: I don't want to pursue that vision using this site, this is for Bella's progress. So, I made a new blog for all those who want to play in the manifestation sand box.
It will be located at www.thedivineplanet.com soon, but I am having challenges getting the name and the blogspot site to talk to each other! For those interested, please go there and read the post for more instructions. For those who want to just stay on the sidelines, feel free to come visit us on that site! I am going to restrict how much progress on that front I publish here. I want to keep this more about Bella than me, and even though that vision affects and involves her, it's better left on its own page I think.
See you over there!
May God's blessings shower you with all good things in this divine moment. Thank you for being a part of our lives. This whole journey would have gone very differently without you. Good night.