TGIF! So that means: be lazy, don’t sweep, eat junk food, cruise through Costco. FTW! Manly will be tied down for the next week, so we took advantage of this crazy fog and celebrated despite the freeze.
For a mother who literally got four hours of sleep the night before, I didn’t feel too shabby today! Little Hiccup sleeps pretty well except for when her apnea monitor alarms constantly for three hours straight. Then nobody sleeps well and we’re all pins and needles! Like last night….
Since Baby E was in the NICU for six weeks after she was born, we requested a home monitor so that we would be aware of a slow heart rate or episodes of apnea. Fortunately, she doesn’t often stop breathing for twenty seconds at a time, but when she has she self recovers without needing physical stimulation. Likewise with the slower heart rate. Well….
Last night her heart dropped below 70 beats per minute multiple times in succession. I fell asleep around 10:30, woke up to her first alarm at 11:00, went back to bed and then continued freaking out with every alarm as she continued to brady every fifteen minutes till 2:30 in the morning. Beep, Beep, BEEP, BEEP, BEEEEEEP! At midnight I was on the phone with my husband, who’s a paramedic, asking him what to do and restraining myself from demanding that he come home.
After readjusting and repositioning and reconfiguring everything for Little Hiccup, her heart rate finally stabilized and we both fell back asleep for about four hours. And then it was time to get up for the day. Argggg….. Amazingly she ended up in a coordinated outfit sporting one of her new headbands that identifies her as a GIRL baby 😉
Despite the unsettling night, we sang “Good Mornin'” from Singin’ in the Rain, because the truth is every day has a great morning when the baby is healthy and well. We have much to thank God for!
So the rest of our day consisted of lounging in bed till we felt like getting up, going out for lunch at Chick-fil-A, hitting up Costco because we actually have fun there and we actually needed real food, and then coming home to pizza and coke and snuggles. (Like I said, Friday Junk Food.)
The Little Person obviously had a good time. Or she just tolerates the car seat by making funny faces.
Such a goober….
She and I were both functioning in the twilight zone all day. Maybe that’s why we hit the hay so early.
…Rainy, foggy, yucky weather, let’s read a book together and drink a cup o’ jo…
Baby E. received a precious petal soft blanket from a family friend.
And I ACTUALLY do make the bed when I feel like it, if I feel like it, just because it’s out of the ordinary house work and what are rainy days for anyway?
We found this adorable outfit at Costco (see this is why Mama loves Costco!), perfect for the little sister of Heidibird and for living at Bluebird Haven!
Another reason I love to shop at Costco, and another reason why my husband doesn’t let me go alone, is the large selection of discounted books! This one is a real treasure though, which is why I got one to keep and one to share. If you’re familiar with grief or child loss, you may have read Holding on to Hope by Nancy Guthrie. This is her step by step book of meditation for anyone who is enduring heartache. I am so looking forward to adding this resource to my daily devotional stack and to gifting a copy to another troubled soul.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit. -Psalm 34:18
Here’s a Link List of some of our favorite items in this post:
I hope your rainy day had a bit of sunshine!