Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hodge Podge

I enjoy when people hear our story and ask how in the world I stay so calm through it all.  God has given us so many opportunities to share with others!! 

I'm still floating on cloud 9 over being accepted into Model Waiver.  I really didn't think we'd get it and it's a HUGE weight off of our shoulders.  If no one else has insurance, at least Abby will!  (just kidding...we will have insurance...just maybe not a house...)  :)

Tonight will be the first night I've stayed "away" from Abby since her birth.  I'll be going home (you know, that tan house with the black shutters where I used to live?) tonight so that I can go to work tomorrow.  I'm pretty certain I'll call the hospital about 15 times while I'm gone.  Yes, their number is programmed into my cell phone.

Saturday night is far enough behind me for me to admit that I had a major meltdown.  It wasn't pretty.  I'm better now.  It had all just built up way too much and I just kinda lost it.  Poor Matt witnessed it.

I'm eating at The Cheesecake Factory tonight for my birthday with some good friends.  I can almost taste the cheesecake deliciousness.  Mmmmm.

Abby is quite possibly the cutest little girl I've ever seen.  Just sayin'.  Now that I have learned how to hold her with her head up by my shoulder (not so easy to do with large amounts of tubing in the way!), I proudly wear the Mom Badge Slobber Spot on my shirt wherever I go! 

Today will be my first time changing a trach.  Nervous?  Why, yes!  TERRIFIED!!!  But I'm too stubborn not to learn how to do it.  I will do this!

I've been toying with the idea of doing another Q & A post.  Any takers???  Send them my way, either by leaving a comment on this post or emailing me directly.  Get them to me by...let's say Saturday, and I'll answer them in an upcoming post.


amanda said...

Are you coming back to work or are you going to stay home with Abby Mrs. Leach?

from: Amanda Curran

Aunt Judy said...

Julie; Your Mom just taught me how to do entries.... woohoo!!

Sheela said...

Happy Birthday Julie, give my love to abby