Well, I am better today. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! I decided I needed a happy post to grace the top of my blog. I have quite a bit I need to blog about, but feel like I need to be in the right mood to do so.
My sister Suzie was in town this week. She came all the way from Samoa to meet little Mia. Well, actually she came to America for my little sisters wedding that is this Saturday. We were just a little added bonus to her travels. She was able to meet and hold Mia- intubated and all. I miss my sisters, all of them! I am really excited that we will all be reunited at the wedding. All of the transplant Cardiologist tell me that she will get her heart while I am gone. I wasn't planning on going, but I need a break. I think if I didn't go I would regret missing my baby sisters wedding. John will be here with Mia, and they can do some bonding. Besides, Ellie is the flower girl, and she will need some coaching. OK, now that I have listed all of my reasons why I am leaving my newborn... aaahhhh! sorry, small self therapy session!
Meet the Maxwells. Teagan is a sweet little baby who just had her second surgery in a series of three. Her mom and dad are great. When I first happened across her blog it was a post of Teagan laughing that gave me so much hope. Post surgery they were a few doors down. We have spent the last couple days talking hospital talk. There is a lingo that you adapt to as a heart mommy. The word "sats" (oxygen saturations) seems to be the post popular. My life has been nothing but medical terminology- I can throw out acronyms with the best of them. Susie is fabulous...I have loved having her here- it is nice to eat with someone besides crazy bird. I am sure we will keep in touch long after we can escape this place!
Another heart mommy Katie made these wonderful blankets for the babies in the CICU. I read about her blanket project on her blog- and was so impressed with her awareness of the other cardiac babies. She wanted a distraction for the mommies, and always felt better when her daughter had a nice blanket on her bed. I was secretly hoping Mia would get one, but at the time we were on the bridge. Later that week we were moved back into CICU. One of the night nurses brought in a blanket for Mia. When I saw this super cute blanket I asked her in a really excited girly voice, "is that a Maddie blanket?" She was surprised I knew about them and went on to tell me about how great Maddie's mom is. Here is Mia chillin on a Maddie blanket..Thank you Katie!