Sorry for the lack of posts this week, we've been busy! We're headed out tommorrow on our way to Seattle for Teagan's surgery. I've been trying to pack and get things ready for the trip and also just trying to enjoy the kids here at home.
Its so hard leaving tommorrow not knowing how long we'll be gone and apart from Gavin. So this week I've really been trying to spend even more time with him and enjoy the 'little things' he does. He is such a loving little guy and brings a smile to Trent and I both daily with the things he tells us. His newest thing he says is,"I love you higher than the moon!" (or a rocket ship, and sometimes a ladder) But tonight he said,"I love you as high as heaven!" I about cried! He likes to 'draw emails' in my favorite journals and 'throws' us kisses to "put in our pockets for later!" I'm going to miss him like crazy but he'll be in good hands while we're gone! He actually gets to spend time at Nana & Pacaws house and with 'Grandma from the airplane', so he's pretty excited!
I found out today that they have a room for us at the Ronald McDonald house and I'm so grateful! I didn't think we'd be able to stay there because there were 15 other families also on the wait list. Its so nice to have a room to 'set up camp' in the whole time we're gone- and its so close to the hospital!
Teagan has her pre-op appointments all day on friday, and we should know more about what the plan for the weekend is after that. I'm really hoping that I can talk them out of admitting her on friday and let us keep her nearby at the RMD house until monday. I'm not too excited about having her cooped up in the hospital all weekend if we don't need to be there! She is definitely showing more signs that she's ready for the surgery (not eating by bottle, pale, sweaty...) but she refuses to lay around and act sick! She likes to play in her bouncer, kick her legs like crazy, and lets you know when she's not getting enough attention! Anytime you look at her she grins ear to ear (especially for daddy!) and she's been laughing out loud too! I took a few pics monday before we put her ng back in and she loved having a tube free face for a while! I know that her fiesty little attitude will only serve to help her get through this hospital stay like a champ!
We'll be able to update more this weekend and then on surgery day! Thank you so much for all of your love and support! Thank you to Nana & Pacaw and to my Mom in advance for taking time off work and helping us so much! We couldn't do this without you guys!
Sickness, Swimming and Slime
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