Yay! Today they finally confirmed that Julia is coming home tomorrow. We are so happy....we have missed having her at home. Of all of our children, it seems that our three year old, Regan, has missed her the most. I took her with me today to visit Julia. She was loving on her and kissing her. She loves her so much. On the ride home tonight, I told her that she is coming home tomorrow and she got super excited. Julia's crib was in our bedroom at first, but after about a week, we moved it into Regan's room. Regan has been begging to have her in her room with her, but we had to keep telling her that she needs to start out in our room and we'll see how things go. When we decided to move her, Regan was so happy. Thankfully, when Julia is up at night playing with her toys, it doesn't keep Regan awake. So Regan has been missing her roommate. One of the nurses went over the feeding pump with me today and tomorrow we are going to take the NG tube out, so I can place it in one more time before I take her home. She was about 17 lbs. 6 oz. today. She is slowly, but steadily putting on weight. It's almost 2 pounds up from when we first brought her home. You can visibly see the difference. She is also becoming more and more energetic every day. It also seems that there is more in her eyes each time I see her. She is coming alive and feels so much better I'm sure.
It has been so warm here and Aaron sweats like crazy! He plays hard outside. Yesterday, he and the other kids were so sweaty that I got out the sprinkler. Aaron loved it. We got his bathing suit on and off he raced (crawling as fast as he could) toward the water. He sat there kneeling for something like a half an hour while the sprinkler went back and forth and up and down his face and body. He laughed every time and the water hitting his face hardly phases him. After a while he did get cold. We had placed the sprinkler in the shade so he wouldn't get sunburned. Unlike my other kids, his skin is very fair. Not sure yet how well he tans/burns. Our 4 feet deep above ground pool is now ready, so while Regan and I were at the hospital today, daddy took the other kids for a swim. He said Aaron is not very comfortable with the large quantity of water, but he had fun as long as someone was holding him. He was not ready to float on his own yet. We buy these life jacket/water wings type things that have a part of it that wraps around the front. It is made to hold them up higher in the water than just regular water wings. They are also not inflatable, but made from the same material that life jackets are made with. They are great and I'm sure he'll get used to it soon. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly he acclimates to new things. Oh, before I forget.....today we were driving somewhere and our two year old, Evan, was crying in the car. Aaron comes out with, "What's the matter?" Yes, his English is coming along. He is like a 10-12 month old age baby, when you know the baby can understand much more than he/she can say. And then shortly after this stage, the speaking comes on rapidly. We can't wait. We know it's coming!!