Today we pretended Dave’s the lone breadwinner, I’m a stay-at-home-in-the-NICU mom, and Tess is a tv star. Dave’s boss and some coworkers were in town for some meetings and took him along. He got to talk nerd with people who truly speak his language (I speak pidgin coder only!), and found more adoption and NICU card holders! It’s creepy how many of us are out there.
In the meantime, I did laundry, insurance calls, carpool, worked some, and took care of Tess. It was quite awesome. She is still just her fabulous little self, even winning over the cautious doctor – not cautiously optimistic, just cautious. I believe he even smiled. Miracles do happen!
Speaking of, we’ve so corrupted our favorite pal Karyn that she finally gave in and became a primary! She really was anyway, as we look to her as the source of all knowledge, but now it’s official! We roped in her best friend too – also sweet and funny and fabulous! They’re both charge nurses so we won’t get them a lot, but we’ll get em when we can. 🙂
In the meantime, the hospital wanted to put Tess and I in a commercial. Now, many of you know I DESPISE cameras. Video cameras are particularly abhorrent. So you will understand how grateful we are to this hospital when I tell you I agreed. Fortunately, they found an alternate (I didn’t say I agreed happily), so they ended up getting solo Tess. Apparently she’s just as cute on camera. 😀
So after kangaroo care and a little more work, we ran out for a quick dinner and back for evening cares. That IV is coming out right now – yay!!! And we’re hoping nothing else goes in. She gets caffeine and breast milk – a perfect cocktail. 🙂
Waiting for the update to your adventure in the NICU and hearing the stories has been great for keeping me awake on midnights. The pictures are wonderful. Remember to take time for your self and rest up for when she does come home from the looks of it she will keep you on your toes.
Woohoo! Way to score a charge nurse! Yes, they ARE the source of all knowledge. 🙂
Caffiene and breastmilk eh… she is her father’s daughter.
Take good care of my birthday granddaughter ,,, and yourselves too. Can’t wait to see you all.
Wow! That’s fantastic! So glad that Tess continues to be a little rockstar. You know you’ve got a beautiful little girl when they want her to be the face of success at the hospital!