At about 2:30am, I was wide awake and ready for some Zoe time. My fabulous night nurse Vanessa wheeled me over to the NICU, where I sat and held the cutest baby in this whole joint. I hadn't seen her with the feeding tube in place... it's not my favorite look on her, but I am just happy she is getting the nutrients she needs. The Prostaglandin makes her pretty weak, but you wouldn't know it by just looking at her. She has such beautiful skin, chunky cheeks, delicate lips and that dark hair is just perfect. It cracks me up how much she loves her hands. She almost always has them near her face and like her sister, she does not like her arms to be bundled up and out of her control. Her IV arm needs to be out, but she could barely stand to have her other hand all swaddled up.
I am still waiting to hear from our doctors on the plan for surgery tomorrow. But, I am so relieved and excited that it will be happening soon! The sooner she has surgery, the sooner she can start recovering and then come home to us!
As for me? I am completely and utterly happy. Even though I've only had about 5 hours of sleep in the last 3 days... I have oodles and oodles of energy and motivation!
Physically, I am in quite a bit of pain... but I can tolerate it, as long as I stay on top of my meds and continue being active. As for TMI... my body has forgotten how to pee. I feel like I'm a potty training adult. Last night, my nurse helped me try several different tricks to relieve my bladder after 6 hours of no pee action. The winning method? Peppermint aromatherapy.
The incision is tender to the touch and feeling the staples is totally bizarre.
I haven't missed Londyn because I have a super awesome sister that brings her to visit, plus I know she is getting spoiled rotten.
Andrew slept at home last night because he has school from 8am to 9pm today, but he will return late tonight and stay until I am released as early as Saturday and as late as Sunday. I'm pretty sure we will milk this stay until the end so we can be as close to Zoe as possible. I am not looking forward to leaving without her, but I am thankful that she is getting the care she needs so she can come home when the time is right!