Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I never covered the fact that I'd post last night (even though it was a Monday) because I figured y'all didn't wanna be left hangin' till tonight! LOL. So, last night was a bonus and here we are at Tuesday again. I'm not quite sure if I'll post daily for a while as things are moving and will move with great speed for our family over the next 30 days without break. I already remarked to Ang tonight, "How did I ever post daily?" I am genuinely at a loss for how I pulled that off for so long, ESPECIALLY given the amount of intense pressure and stress we were under. I suppose it was as cathartic for me as it was informational and inspirational for you. Anyway, I really should be sleeping right now because he is, but I feel obligated to keep you posted, so I'll keep the text short on the day, but the photos a' plenty. Fair enough? :-)
Also, THANK YOU for allllll your wonderful comments last night and today. We feel your love and support, and it is extraordinary to receive such love from so many from near and far. We feel honored to receive your prayers, wishes, intentions, concerns, thoughts, vibes, energy, emotion. They are yours to give, and in this overstimulated world, the fact that you point them our way humbles us.
Okay, so Julian had a busy day at the pump today. ;-) He fed something like 15 or 16 times from midnight to 5 pm tonight. All night, all day, he fed. Needless to say, we went on two nights without much in the way of sleep. No biggie; we expected as much.
Good news, though! Looks like Ang will get to discharge a day early! We are REALLY excited about this since Thursday is Ali's first day of kindergarten, and is our original discharge date. Well, as I have always said, Ang is a machine of strength and grace, and is dressed in PJs, unhooked from everything, eating solid foods, walking to the bathroom, and even walked a lap around the entire unit today!
Julian's doc saw us this morning and said he's clear to go when she is, and Ang's doc saw us this afternoon and said she's cleared to leave tomorrow evening if she wants to! We are most likely outta here. I asked her what would the pros and cons be to staying, specifically the pros, and we really couldn't think of one. Know a lot of moms who deliver via c-section on Monday that go home Wednesday? Me neither!
Alright. One last story: I was remarking to grandma this morning how Julian was up all night after sleeping all day to which Ali chimed in without so much as a thought, "That's because he's nocturnal." I think she's ready for kindergarten, don't you? ;-) (All around proud papa tonight!)
Enjoy the pics from today. Bella's is at the bottom.