Well, we were super thwarted this morning by the Salt Lake City marathon! I’m all for exercise and it’s a beautiful day, but it cut off every thoroughfare to the hospital and the highway access for over a three hours. Argh! We missed morning cares.
Apparently, we started on the top inside curve of a u, then drove futilely straight down on the inside. Wow. So realizing we were beat, we decide to get Dave a quick haircut and go to brunch. 2 HOURS LATER, Dave came out with a $7 haircut. The academy salon actually meant an academy. An out-of-work project manager cut his hair. Doh! Now worried about noon cares, we jumped back in the car and sprinted across town. The good news? We finally got to the hospital.
After working all afternoon outside on a patio, I felt pretty good. Dave got his Tess fix so he was pretty happy, too. She made it through the night on 2.5 liters, which is excellent. It felt like spring today, and that means two things: sunshine and time is passing! Thank God, because mom sent tons of Florida pictures that were beautiful reminders of where Tess will be playing on the beach next year. Thanks guys!
We had a new day nurse today who we’ve heard about but never met. Dave said she’s exactly what he expected from the description we got. He said she’s fun but likes things the way she likes them and is not someone to cross. Apparently, we’re quite popular with charge nurses who aren’t charging. 🙂
We’re quasi-sightseeing right now, checking out a college pizza joint recommended by the new nurse. It’s totally cooler than we are, which we appreciate. A lot. We get to pretend we’re absorbing the local scene, not just driving from Ron McDonald to the hospital.
Okay, she’s on a roll! 3 lbs, 2 oz tonight. She gets cuter by the day, following our voices, smiling those gummy smiles when we laugh. I think she’s starting to put 2 and 2 together. She seems to love snuggling, and passes out on both of us – although we realized tonight that she always does tree frog pose on me (with one hand planted on my chest over her head), and scrunches up with her fists under her chin on Dave. Sweet. 🙂
We’re off to check out a piano bar called the Tavernacle for Dave’s bday. Don’t think we’ll last long, but it’s nice to get out! Goodnight, all.