Joshua slept well last night. Ate well in the night too... after Mommy extracted herself from her bed... it's hard to do at 3:30am! This morning he has a strange red mark on his cheek. The only thing I can think to blame it on is the mosquito I heard at 5am. It doesn't look like a mosquito bite, but baby skin does strange things sometimes. He doesn't seem the least bit bothered by it.
His cele leaked a bit more fluid yesterday and last night. I'm not thrilled about this - but at least its less than he leaked the first week. He's still stuffed up - poor baby - but only need "the syringe" about twice a day.
Yesterday was a lay-low day (unlike the rest... how?). Matt went to Tauranga to do a bit of shopping and bought a new bag of diapers. I got excited about it... Why? Because each time we buy something or do something that requires time, I worry that we won't "finish", "complete", "get to see finalized". The umbilical stump: I was concerned I'd never see it fall off. The diapers: I was concerned we'd never buy another bag of diapers, that the first would be the only one. But we're on to a 2nd bag of diapers. :) I'm gonna get excited about little things like that - because I can!
We can't decide if we want to take him to church this morning. It's a bit more of an "uncontrolled" environment. And while the drive to church is literally just minutes, it still means getting him in his carseat - which is a major source of paranoia for me since it's pretty complicated. We've said, no, yes, and no again. I'm still wondering if yes is coming... church started 15 min ago. We'll see.
Please pray with us:
*For the cele to STOP leaking and the scabs to HEAL.
*For Joshua's cold to subside, not get any worse, and definitely not turn into a chest or sinus infection. We can't risk any infection, since the doctors don't plan to give him antibiotics if he gets sick.
*For Oceana - she's been through a lot of changes, and she's really been quite belligerent as of late. We want to be consistent with her, but it's hard when there's so much that is unsettled in our lives.
*For our family as a whole, for strength, stability, courage, and peace.
*For the best choices for Joshua and our family.