Having a toddler during a stressful time can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, they are demanding and blissfully ignorant. On the other hand, well, they are demanding and blissfully ignorant. They won't be very patient with you when you want to wallow in your worries, demanding essential things like food, water, and more Peppa Pig. But if there is ever someone to make you laugh during a stressful time, count on your toddler. There is nothing quite like a naked 2-yr old steaking down your hallway at full speed and laughing like crazy to help you momentarily forget your troubles. Or having an impromptu dance party on your living room floor even though your heart is at a NICU hospital 50 minutes away. Sometimes I wonder what Adrienne thinks about all of this. I mean, she has been waiting for the baby for some time now. Maybe she just forgot about the baby once my belly was gone? Out of site, out of mind at this age, right? But then she surprised me playing the other day. She started lining up all her bears, saying, 'Momma bear....Daddy bear.....Baby bear'. And then she got a fourth bear, set it down with its family, saying 'Baby Nate!'. It was a sweet moment in our long week of waiting for Nate. Miraculously she allowed me to talk her into posing with her bear family for a quick snapshot.
As far as an update on Ignatius, today marks one week passing since Nate's arrived. I must say that this week has probably been the longest week of my life. However, I am happy to report that Nate is doing much better and as of today is breathing on his own. We are anxious to bring him home with us but know that he is in good care and getting the attention he needs. I will certainly update you as soon as we are able to bring him home with us. In the meantime, we really appreciate the love and prayers sent our way and ask that you continue to keep Nate in your thoughts and prayers for a full and speedy recovery.