Dave and I were busy all day, so we’re working on the blog at 11 tonight. Max and Patty sent me a mug that says, “Mommy. Needs. Coffee.” That’ll be a good warning to others in the morning!
I’m kind of glad we’re late tonight, though. Kat sent me two videos tonight, and I’d love to share them with you. One is of Spencer doing a rough cut of his song for Tess – so you can all hear how beautifully he expressed his thoughts about the night she was born. We will definitely be sharing that with her many, many times in the future.
The other is a cool video of birth moms and adoptive families talking about what adoption feels like, why they chose adoption, and how adoption was the ultimate expression of their love. It made Kat and I both cry, so we can attest to the validity of what those moms are saying! Dave and I don’t have biological children so I can’t compare, but the relationship between the birth parents and the adoptive parents is amazing and complex and rife with emotion. It’s a tearjerker in every sense! We so completely belong to Tess. And in some ways, she’ll always be part of Kat and Spencer too. I’ve heard parents talk about how they don’t know how they could love anyone as much as they love their first child – until they have their second. They say it’s like that love just multiplied. I think this must be the same: the love we all feel for her multiplies and morphs until it’s a unique blend of fabulous just for her enjoyment. 🙂
Tess had a sleepy, poopy day. Literally. She took some of every bottle but didn’t finish one! That’s ok. The feeding tube will be in until she takes all of her food by bottle, so pretty much until the day we leave. They supplement her bottle with a tube feeding so she gets enough calories. She’s doing great on 1/4 liter oxygen, and it may just be that she’s adjusting to life with less Air pressure. In the meantime, same old routine!