When people ask me when I am going to give Ina a sibling, I always respond with something originally witty like, "Ha! I already have two kids!"
I wish I could eat those words, because now that I am actually taking care of both Dan and Ina, I see the difference.
So, my new answer is that Ina will get a sibling around her 30th birthday.
Dan is home from the hospital and is being a great patient. He is actually relatively independent, but always seems to need something at the same time that Ina does.
Even though this has been a mess - me sleeping on chairs / hospital floors, Ina teething, driving back and forth to the hospital, running up and down stairs for the millionth time, etc. - challenges always bring about great memories:
- Ina screaming with excitement as the water from Dan's sponge bath hits the drain (she really wishes she knew where that water went).
- Ina using Dan's walker to stand up on and her playing with his other hospital "toys".
- Dan and I getting into a fight, but since neither one of us could really leave the hospital room, we were forced to stay together and resolve it. Full disclosure on RWR with morning.
Other weekend highlights:
- Our friends Brad and Chessa (the ones we threw the couples baby shower for) welcomed their beautiful baby boy to the world.
Silo Edward - 7 pounds and 12 ounces of perfect
-My friend Kim is going for neighbor of the year. Not only does she bring over baking supplies when I need them, cut my hair, and run with me, she also cooked us dinner - chicken enchiladas with corn tortillas and a delicious Southwest chopped salad.
It was amazing to not have to worry about dinner last night. Instead we sat down in the basement - halfway paying attention to HGTV and all the way playing with Ina.
Another advantage of surgery - way more daddy - daughter time.
Here's to a good week. As I am playing nurse, mommy, and pharmacokineticist, I don't know when you will hear from me again.