Today was met with such anxiety, you can only imagine after Tuesday. When Charlotte saw Emanuel, she cried a little, "But i dont WANT to go to hostipull"
When she walked into the Peds Ward, she waved to her adoring fans & took a gift that our new nurse friend Jody had brought her (Oh my word Molli, I about cried, that was so sweet!). That helped so much! Why didnt I think of a new toy for each day to keep the mind away from the task at hand. I told the nurses that Tot was "ready to be checked in for her spa treatment!" They said Dosha would be more fun, but I asked them not illude to that to Tottie!!
There was a little bit of sadness from Tot when they hooked her up, but she already had the IV in her from the day before (she had no idea - out of site, out of mind - thank you leg warmers on arms!) and so they just hooked her up & away we went!
Thank you to Dana for the DVD player, she just sat on the couch, watched Elmo Goes To The Potty (thank you neighbor Ryan!) & she still had that laboring pregnant woman attention span, but it was far less frequent as the day before. Ryan & I actually got to sit in calmness, & we focussed our discussion on future vacations! Why? Cuz it helps to focus on something FUN!
And when they came to check her vitals (at least 4 times during the session), it was a CINCH! and her pressures were GREAT today! She was so much calmer, accepting & so it all went... FAST (like we had hoped), CALM (like we had hoped) & overall ... a Dream.
Tomorrow - not a problem!!! Last day - we will celebrate! No matter what the outcome, you celebrate it all & tomorrow we definitely celebrate this STEP!
On my freak out this AM: Emma woke up vomitting. twice. But like a big girl, she went straight to the toilet to do the deed (thank you!).
And thank you 1FG (1st fairy godmother Cindy!) for the advice on "Clean that bathroom - get rid of the germs" because i was freaking out about Charlotte. I lysol'd the entire house, kept Emma contained in front of the playroom tv on that couch & explained to her about Charlotte's body not being able to fight the icky bugs that got into Emma's body, so we have to keep her healthy!" And 1FG - I SCRUBBED their bathroom tonight! Then I SCRUBBED my bathroom tonight! Then I LYSOL'd the entire house!!! Yes, Dad, you should have stock in Lysol! Is there anything better than the smell of chlorine bleach & lysol?! AH CLEAN (& sure burn the lungs a bit in the process!)
Ok! So tomorrow - NOTTA problem! YAY :) Tottie is AWESOME, amazing, a trooper! A little wiggidy WHACK on the steroids, but still a soldier & inspiring! Yes, I love her but she is wiggidy whack right now - one minute she is CRYING hysterically (for not a real apparent reason) & the next she's snuggling into you & then telling you something funny & laughing hysterically. Wow, the funny farm called & wants you off the ROIDS Tot! Should I sign her up for t-ball, would they help with that??!? Can you imagine ?!?! :) HAHAHAHA!!!
I will post pictures in a few of her runnign around Emanuel after her session today. i was just so happy at the HAPPINESS in her, I just started taking pictures of her joyous running! "Your turn mom!" Not in these stacked wedges my dear :) HAHAHA!