I'm taking a break from all of the hard playing we've been doing to update my blog while the kiddos are sleeping. We snuck away for a few days to Lancaster so that we could take Caleb to Dutch Wonderland. This was a surprise trip for him, so we really didn't tell anyone ahead of time to keep everything a secret. So far, our trip has been fabulous! We obviously can't relax quite as much as we could before my high-maintainance girl came along, but it is nice to just be a family--sans nurses!--again and enjoy some fun.
Last night was okay, although the pulse oximeter went off a lot in the beginning. Once we changed the probe at 3 a.m., we were able to sleep much better. Thank goodness we're on the first floor where there aren't too many other guest rooms, because I'm pretty sure we woke everyone up on the floor with the apnea monitor beep! Tonight, Matt and I are going to trade places so that I can be the first responder to the monitors and he can hopefully sleep a bit more.
Apparently, there's a bit of a heat wave?!? :) We've been extremely careful and went to DW last night, to the water park this morning, and will go back again tonight. That way, we're avoiding the hottest part of the day. We also have a battery-powered fan for Abby that has been great. We've had lots of people comment on that! Today, I packed a container (Lock & Lock of course!) with lots of ice and a little bit of water in it. I brought a wash cloth with me and we wiped Abby down with the icy cold water. That seemed to help a lot. We also blew the fan over the icy water several times too. We've picked lots of shady areas and took turns hanging out in the air conditioned eatery while the other went on rides with Caleb last night.
Abby has been doing just fine! She's even gotten to ride a few rides herself! (The little ferry they have and the carousel--although they wouldn't let me get on the horse with her, so we had to sit on one of the benches.) We're hoping to find a few more she can ride on today. A lot of them say "No hand-held infants," but she can sit on her own just fine with my arm around her, so I'm going to see if I can find some calm rides for her. There have been several that I know she will be fine on, and Caleb loves when she can go too.
After everybody wakes up, we're going to go for a nice drive in the country and stop at some of the out-of-the-way shops. That's my favorite part about Lancaster, so I'm looking forward to it! We'll head back to DW this evening after the sun isn't blaring down so much and the crowds of hot, sweaty people have thinned out. Last night, we walked right onto just about every ride!
Alrighty, time to go get my brood going! ;)