Reagan LOVED her breakfast this morning. I mixed a little maple syrup in with multi-gran cereal and bananas. She finished Nolan's off. Now that is a switch. Nolan is back to eating well too, had to be the codeine.
Nolan is playing more and more. I'm sure he is getting strength back. We have to remember this poor kid had most of the blood in his body transfused (2 units) and he received platelets after the surgery so he has a lot to rebound from. Judging from what other "cranio" parents have experienced post-op, what we are going through is completely normal. Most of them said total normalcy returned about 4 weeks post-op, so we are half-way there. We also have to be careful of his play since his soft spot is larger now. Dr. Papay offered a soft-sided helmet to help protect his head a bit, but we think it will cause more harm than good. Our house is pretty childproof and we never leave them alone on the floor so we will just be more vigilant.
Bill and I are so grateful for these two little miracles in our lives. And as my friend Nancy, a Grandma of twin girls, said, "If he were a singleton you would only have half the trouble right now -- but half the fun too." SO true. I couldn't imagine just getting half the smiles and kisses I get every day!
A funny side note. As you know, I LOVE my jacuzzi tub. Last night I get all settled in and get the water to just my liking. I go to turn off the faucet, turn the handle all the way to the right and it is still running.....full blast in the off position!!!! I can't even take a bath in peace, you just have to laugh!