Dave and I seem to be short-tempered today. Not to a terrible extent – just runoff from the weekend’s adventures and limited sleep. It’s also because with every step forward that Tess takes comes new decisions and realizations. Tess is in an open crib – she seems more out in the world. Yet a cold can still kill her, and if we tried to take her out of the hospital they’d (justifiably) call child services. It’s hard to have so much excitement at her progress and still have to hold back.
We talked to Lexie tonight about what she would do in our place with the new open crib guidelines – one of our most annoying yet effective questions. And despite the open crib, she suggested we keep limiting visitors and definitely holders. *sigh* So it’s only mom and dad and birth parents for now. It’s like eating chocolate out of an advent calendar: there’s never enough chocolate for one day! So we have a little more perspective on the size of her latest step forward, aka progress but don’t go crazy. Still, walking in and seeing that little face all snuggled into a swaddle and covered by grandma Rose’s blanket is a serious heart warmer, and we can’t wait to share it!
Salt Lake was gorgeous today, and we got to spend part of it on Micky and Eric’s deck surrounded by mountains, horses, dogs, a pond, amazing food and even better company. And that’s saying something! The food was to die for! Lol. It’s the closest thing to family dinner that we have out here, and we always feel comfortable and homesick at the same time. On the way back, we talked music with Kat and Spencer, per the usual. As I raved about Tom Waits and the development of musical characters, I realized we really are a generation older. (They’d never heard of him.) It just made me think about how different regions, backgrounds and ages change how you relate to the world around you. I can’t wait to see what Tess brings home, once we get her there!