Just wanted to give a shout out to the wonderful visitors who came to see us today: Tauni, Pastor Ann, Nina, Douglas, my parents, and Maya & Sam. And cheers to Erik who came last night. It's SO good to have people around us during these hospital days.
|This morning saw Matthew tired and still in quite a lot of pain. He slept for a few hours in his crib.|
|Then Auntie Nina came to visit, and we decided to try a walk.|
|We realized at 2pm that Matthew's mouth had been open all day. Sore palate!|
|Daddy begins coaxing the bottle. Matthew takes a few sips!|
|And a few sips more. That's all he did today, but it's a GOOD start!|
|Marmie and Bapa bring Sam and Maya for a visit. All 3 kids play in the playroom.|
|Matthew enjoys many books read to him today.|
|We take his mitts off for a few minutes so he can enjoy playing with his hands.|
|Finally I get a "sort-of" smile from my boy!|
|"Oh, it feels SO good to clap my hands together."|
|A diaper change brings a new outfit: the yellow hospital baby scrubs (mitts included!).|
|Maya and Sam bring artwork to decorate Matthew's room.|
|And Maya draws two LOVELY birthday banners.|
|Even with the mitts, Matthew figures out how to play with his favorite panda bear.|
I am praying hard that our boy FINALLY takes a real bottle tomorrow so we can go home. Our nurse just told us that as soon as he's eating regularly, we can go home--which could be tomorrow or Friday. Yikes. I don't know how any of us will survive yet another night in the hospital. I'm banking on tomorrow being our "food day."