Sunday, March 23, 2008
Annabel's Easter Sleepover
What a week?! She turns 3, starts school, and, if that's not enough, has a weekend getaway. This little girl can do it all!! Thursday afternoon I said good-bye to Annabel as she rode away to spend the weekend with a dear friend. At last I have a break to get some things done around the house yet all I can think about is her coming back to me... am I going crazy?!? It hasn't even been five minutes and I want to check on her. The true test will be if she can make it through the night without wondering where I am. As expected, Annabel succeeded with flying colors. She is truly growing up each day. I remember not but a year ago come May when I couldn't even stay away one night from her without her crying the whole time. Now look at her not even caring if I am there to put her to sleep. She did struggle to take her bottles, but other than that everything was great. It is hard to believe that Annabel is finally comfortable and able to adapt to simple changes in her routine. This is definitely a blessing for all of us in the fact that I can accept help from the wonderful people that so kindly offer it. I believe that this was one of the longest trips that Annabel has taken away from Tara and I.
Easter Sunday is here and I can't wait for her to get home. I have tried to keep myself occupied, but time seems to be moving backwards today. She is finally home now and as happy as can be. She seems to have enjoyed Easter morning and the birthday party that was given to her today... lots of precious toys came home with her! I appreciate everyone's help over the past 3 years and all the love that go out to her. Please remember her in your prayers over the next couple of weeks because she will be having surgery. They are unsure if it will be this Tuesday or next Tuesday, but I will keep everyone posted about the progress. She will either be having a PEG tube inserted for feeding/hydration or a fundoplication with a Gtube (a more serious process) performed to help assure that she is receiving the nutrients that she needs to maintain her health.