Happy New Year!

Welcome 2013!  And may you be the year that has no crazy surprises… I think we had enough of those last year, thank-you very much.  And although I know you still might not be an easy year, we are learning to take life one day at a time, or even hours or minutes at a time and we know that by God’s grace alone we will get through anything that you bring to us this year.

But we’ve had a great start so far!   Ava went off CPAP yesterday morning at 7:00 am and hasn’t been on since and her breathing is good, but fast, but I think that’s normal for her.  The nurses have a word for it, ‘tachypneic’ which took me a while to figure out, but now I know it, along with a million other medical terms that last year at this time I would never have dreamed I would know.   🙂

And since she is no longer on CPAP,  she is ready to move up to the fourth floor at Sick Kids!    They are pretty sure they will move her tomorrow, so today was her last full day in the CCU, and it was a good day.  I helped give her a bath this morning, dressed her in the sleeper Grandma gave her for Christmas and had a nice long cuddle with her and enjoyed our last full day of one-on-one care which is wonderful but which we just don’t need any more

Then this afternoon her other chest drain tube came out and boy,  it makes it so much easier to hold her when she doesn’t have so many things attached to her!   And she’s still doing great on the breast-milk and I even like to think that her little cheeks have filled out a little more in the past few days she’s been on it.

So yes,  a good start to 2013.    And I wish all of you a wonderful New Year as well.  We are so thankful for all your love and support.    Your encouragement to us is worth far more than you know!

Happy New Year!