Faith's friend Noel came over to play last week. Noel was Faith's neighbor at the hospital for three months. The two tube buddies had a great time (and so did the tube moms!) We had to laugh at the situation-it was like the Doritos commercial where the moms are gabbing away and their newborns are just sitting in their carriers totally unaware of where they were....except our kids are toddlers and they just sit attached to ventilators. Yes, it's sad but we found humor in it. ;)
Reachin' for the 'Los! (our nickname for Buffalo)
One of the first things we learned about trachs is that you can't go swimming with them (or should we say it is not highly recommended!) But no one said anything about baby pools!!!! Of course Faith absolutely hated it- but she did stop crying long enough for us to get the above shot of her looking cool in the pool!
I promised the kids in my summer school class that I'd snap a picture of the birds nest in one of our flower pots. Since this blog is all about tiny miracles we thought we'd share it with you. :)
Yes, it was a week of firsts for Faith. She had her first play date, first time in a pool, and first time out at a restaurant! Brian and I finally got up the nerve to take Faith out on Father's day- and we all came out alive!!!!! PHEW! It was a bit of an ordeal- traveling with Faith and all of her equipment is like a three ring circus. People just don't really understand until they see us coming. And boy did they see us coming. Of course we got many many weird looks, which is only natural. At one point I said to Brian.."I think it's not the hole in her neck that freaks people out, it's probably all the tubes.." We both looked at each other and disagreement, "No, it's the hole in her neck..." :)
Nevertheless we did it, and Faith didn't freak out too much when we got home (although she did get pretty stressed at the restaurant).
Summer is just rolling along. We've been pretty busy with Faith. Between doctor appointments, therapy sessions, and our own crazy schedules it seems like everyday is as hectic as the last.
A few months ago I made a list of all the things I wanted to get accomplished over the summer- it's already mid June and I haven't touched any of them. Oh well- the important thing is we are home! Faith has officially been home for 2 months now. Wow. Someone at a NICU support group once told me that a significant date is when you've been home longer then you've been in the hospital- unfortunately we won't know what that's like until next April but hey I can already see what they mean!
Well Faith is finally sleep and it's time for us to turn in as well (we only have about an hour until she starts tossing and turning...)