The last week and a half was a rollercoaster – ups and downs and lots of moving around. Amidst all the stress and nighttime worries, there were enough bright and shiny moments to carry us through, one day at the time. Lots of cuddles, lots of fun, lots of visits at the hospital with the boys
– these two are amazingly good spirited and easy going kids.
We have been making things work; doing laundry on a daily basis even though I bought enough clothes for several days (quite a puzzle really), a new traveling cot serving as a playpen in our no-longer-baby-proof living room, bathing the baby in a tub on the kitchen counter; they were clean, well fed and rested and somehow I managed to stay the same although the first night they were gone I slept for almost 11 hours.
Daughter has been discharged from the hospital, liver injury, broken rib, concussion and all. It was so good to have her home and not sleeping with one eye on the phone every night. She won’t be able to lift anything for a while though, so all hands are still on deck. The boys have been staying with another set of grandparents this weekend and the upcoming week a friend will stay with them and we’ll take turns with the kindergarten run. We live in a 3 storey house so mid week my silly knee gave in from all that worrying and running up and down the stairs, but a couple of days of rest have already made a difference.
Searching through my stash of quilts for something to put in the playpen, I found one of my first quilts – my first triangle quilt ever. It has lots of pink but somehow I don’t think grandbaby cares, all the recycled thrifty fabrics and fabulous polyester batting makes it super soft and cuddly.
If you haven’t entered my giveaway there’s still time. I’ll be back with the winner’s name tomorrow evening; see you all then!