First, it is NOT a blessing for Gideon to have been born early and to have been in a fight to learn to breathe and eat on his own. I know that. Believe me.
However, it is second nature to find the blessing - to look for the joy....and spending lots of Bella time has been a joy! There is no doubt this time before we hit the AlCan is BUSY....if there weren't a REASON, I know I wouldn't have so many peaceful and contented hours with Bella this week. Thinking of how fun it will be to live around Bella and Gideon and Baby Squires makes it a tad bit easier to pick up and move.
Another blessing? Gideon will be over 2 months old when they fly to Alaska. This is actually a relief.
Today, we pulled up a chair for Bella to play on Uncle Bill/Bre's piano. Of course you KNOW how long she stayed seated while playing....
Our little man continues to charm us. Today - 12 days after birth - he is tube free! Completely. The feeding tube is gone and he is now being fed on demand. We are praying he will be home before the end of the weekend.
|Smiles and dimples too!|