Mia went in to public... GASP! I was a nervous wreck! The germs... oh the germs ;-) I tried not to think about it as we made the long drive to meet my grandma great and aunt for lunch. My mom was in town and we wanted to get together before she went back home. I was not too keen on eating hospital food so we met at a restaurant in Seattle. When we got there, most of the tables were empty.. PHEW!...and we sat by the door. I think the new environment was a shock to her system. She just looked around at everything, and we couldn't keep her attention. I washed everything down in sanitizer- cause I've developed a strong case of OCD. I've actually relaxed a little... I used to walk around with my sanitizer in a holster!
Being in public (not hospital public) for the first time was enjoyable. It's funny how I get a lot of smiles when people see Mia. I saw quite a few people look at her and then look up at me with a sweet smile. The smiles are different, not "hey, cute baby" smiles. They see her feeding tube and smile as if to say, "I'm sorry she has that tube." It's sweet and encouraging. I have only had one little girl stare us down. She was a cutie.
I remember when I first walked down the long hall at Seattle Children's. The hall I've walked down 3,956 times- SHE COUNTED? your asking yourselves in disbelief. No, I didn't count.. don't be silly..psssh... or did I? ;-) Anyway, There is a picture of a young girl with a feeding tube. I remember thinking, I'm sure Mia will never need one of those. I actually gagged a little myself seeing the picture. Boy have I come a long way. I didn't even know what it was... now we eat, drink and sleep that feeding tube.
Although I love the sympathetic smiles- someday soon she will only be getting the "hey, cute baby" smiles- which will be a welcomed guest. She is loving on the bottle, but doesn't necessarily suck hard enough to nourish herself. At least she's not feeling like I'm poisoning her.
Oh- this post was supposed to be about 4 generations. It's funny I often have to change the title of my blogs because they never end up being about "the title."
This is me, my moma, grandma great... and you should know the wee babe by now :-) Not much to say except hopefully I look as young as they do at their ages ( no worries mom- I'm not disclosing your age.)
Something interesting about us- (the four of us) is that none of us have ever had our ears pierced- crazy huh? Maybe that is not that cool, but four generations of non ear piercers? Ya gotta admit- it's pretty unique! I always wanted my ears pierced and I absolutely LOVE earrings! Dangly ones! They just have to be clip on :-)
Mia will have to sport the shiny stick-on ones. Then, when she is is ready I will buy her some clips. She will stay without holes...due to infection, NOT cause I'm crazy! Ellie on the other hand is chomping at the bit to get "ear pretties." The other day she asked me, "mom, when can I get holes in my ears?" ummm.. "EIGHT, when you're EIGHT." I'm not firm on this choice, but she is not ready. She would lose her first pair in five minutes.
Well Mia just woke up so my rants for the day must end.