We've had a busy time these last few days, but then, who hasn't? Connie has been to four Christmas parties (three have been family parties) and has done so well adjusting to being out of the house and held by others. I feared that being with me so much he'd be particularly strange around new faces but that hasn't been the case at all. He loves smiling at all the extended family. Starting on evening of the 21st, he began throwing up again and by yesterday he was throwing up all feeds except the continuous overnight. He threw up his tube on the way to Christmas Eve and I had to pull over and replace it on Hwy 270! So much for that Christmas outfit. When we got to Terri's he had to put his pj's on and we didn't get to show off his pretty clothes:( Then Mookie spilled her drink on her dress and was cold and wet, I spilled Connie's milk before pouring it in his pump and then about half way through he started fussing like crazy. We called it a night before 8pm! Mary Kathleen won't walk anywhere on her own anymore (perhaps jealousy that he gets carried) so that made for a lot of fun. Then on the way home he threw up again. That's when I started crying. I told God I wanted Connie to get a break from the throwing up and that it was Christmas. I just cried and cried all the way home last night begging God to make it better. Do you know that Connie didn't throw up at all today? I guess God heard me. Hope so.
Anyway, thank you all for your support and prayers and cards this year, especially at Christmas. What a year it has been! Today is a good reminder that while we have a long road ahead, we need to stop to celebrate. Celebrate our Lord's birth and celebrate the gift we've been given this year in Connie.