We're back and SO tired! The Muffin asked to go to bed at 7:00, but I made her wait until 8:00 and I think she is already fast asleep! It seems that neither of us sleep well away from home. Big Daddy on the other hand, slept great! We are spoiled by our memory foam mattress and can't wait to sleep in our bed tonight. I've managed to partially catch up on my favorite blogs, unpack everything and wash two loads of laundry. Big Daddy and I have a few things planned for tomorrow and I have a dental check up, so it will be a busy day.
Our trip went well, in spite of The Muffin's little illness. We spent a couple of hours in the doctor's office on Monday morning, but the strep test was negative. The doctor thought she was probably just fighting off something and then of course, she woke up with a little cold yesterday. All was well, though. She had a great time playing miniature golf (2 times), swimming, shopping and having dinner with one of Big Daddy's friends and his family...including three sweet little boys. I'll try to post a few trip pictures as soon as I can get them off of the camera.
I managed not to buy half of the things that I fell in love with when we went shopping! I bought The Muffin her Easter dress (at 70% off) and managed NOT to buy Ellie a dress to match (even though she will not arrive until after Easter, I was tempted). I also bought Muff a cute casual dress for church or playing. I hadn't planned to be one of those mom's that dresses her kids a like, but all I can think about is coordinating outfits for church.
Baby Ellie was not completely left out. We bought her a "Little Sister" onesie to match the "Big Sister" shirt that Nana bought The Muffin. Muff also picked out a stuffed elephant for Ellie and a giraffe for herself. She says that Ellie will get the giraffe and say, "Oh, but I wanted the monkey!".
I am still not sure that this baby is a girl! The lady working in The F.udgery said I was definitely carrying a girl, but I will not feel sure until my ultrasound a 36 weeks or I see for myself when this baby makes it's entrance. Ellie or Eli, it will be loved beyond belief.
As usual, a little prayer request. I had one crazy-VP-Mommy episode on Monday night where my worries almost got the best of me. No matter what, thoughts of losing The Muffin are never far away. Big Daddy offered to pull out his new phone-toy and look up what I was worrying about on-line, but we managed to avoid that. Just when I think I'm doing better it all comes back to me. With Miss Muffinhead's 3rd birthday fast approaching, my heart is heavy for all of the VP parents that do not have their babies here on Earth with them. Sometimes I wish I could make it all go away, but VP is such a part of our lives. For The Muffin's birthday I always make a donation in her honor to the International Vasa Previa Foundation and writing that check is so sad and so rewarding. Please feel free to visit our website and read the stories of other VP families like ours.
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