I wish I could accurately explain how grateful I am for my family. They have gone above and beyond for Bryan and I. And even more since Nell was born.
Yesterday was my baby shower. My mom, aunts, cousins, and in-laws absolutely killed it putting the entire thing together. It was so beautiful and everything I could have ever wanted for Nell’s shower.
And to everyone that was there…THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all the love and support.
This experience is overwhelming. There’s so much happening and I don’t know where to start. Just going through the gifts from the shower was a lot.
Today, our family crushed it again when they came over to help us clean and organize.
Cleaning isn’t normally an issue for me. In my head, everything has a place and I know where it is. Today, I just stood there because I didn’t know where to start. And while I stood there everyone else got to work.
My mom cleaned my bathrooms. My Aunt Karen helped me organize diapers and store the bigger sizes. My mother-in-law cleaned my windows, the walls, my kitchen, and my floors. My sister-in-law, Hilary, cleaned my wood floors and Nell’s walls.
And when that was all done we all grabbed clothes and started separating and hanging and folding. They got everything into stacks for when I get her dresser.
While the ladies were helping me clean the house, the guys were outside doing yard work and fixing things around the house. My father-in-law weed wacked the yard, pull out a dead palm tree, and trimmed the palms. My dad fixed the sink in my master bathroom. Bryan’s uncle fixed our leaking guest bathroom toilet. They also hung a new curtain rod in the living room.
I can’t even begin to explain the weight they lifted off our shoulders today. It still feels heavy because she’s so close to coming home.
Nell has finally checked off the last thing on her go-home checklist. She’s eating 100% from the bottle. The doctor removed her feeding tube today! She is now doing everything on her own!
Now, we wait. We wait until they call us and tell us that she’s ready to come home.