Walking the babies
Oh, and a little bit of standing!!
Opening gifts from special friends
Look....it's my friend Chloe
And saying "Elmo", who by the way is now my favorite!!!
What we haven't been doing is going to bed early...or even a little late!! Nope, the earliest time Ella's eyes have closed yet is 11:30pm!!! I don't know what the deal is but this child is not tired at night. I even tried not doing naps the last few days so she would be tired...but no luck. She took a 2 1/2 hour nap in her crib today so we will see if tonight is any better. But the good news is that she doesn't wake up until 9:30am. I am trying really hard not to complain here but boy had I so quickly forgotten what a mess this little angel can make!! I have not been able to get a grip on the house since she came home. She has found everything to get into that she possibly can. I think we had gotten a little slack in some of our childproofing while she was gone and it has caught up to us. SHE HAS BEEN ONE LITTLE STINKER!!! But I will take it any day if it means we are ALL home!!
She is also freaking out if I leave her!! If daddy or my mom come in the room, she panics and finds me as quickly as possible. I can't figure it out other than the fact that they are the two people who would relieve me the most at the hospital and she is afraid that I will leave her if either of them come in the room. Poor daddy, he keeps trying to win her over. He usually will at some point each day but then the next day it's back to her strange reaction. I feel badly for her but at the same time I feel like I can't go anywhere. It is hard because she can't leave the house and go to the store with me so I have to go without her. I know she gets over me leaving but I still feel bad torturing her like that. I think she is just trying to get readjusted to being home. The sad thing is that she will probably just get adjusted and then we will have to go back in to the hospital. Boy am I dreading that day!!!! But I am not thinking about it....hopefully it is still a week away. For now, Ella has been incredibly happy and feeling great. I have to flush her broviac line once a day with heparin so that it won't clot. In the hospital she would wiggle and squirm and whine whenever the nurses did it but I have found that what makes her the most nervous is when I lay her down on her back to do it. I think she associates this with people messing with her. So the last two days I have just let her sit up on the couch and we just sit there and do it and she doesn't mind at all. She even tries to help by pretending to wipe the line down with alcohol.
Tomorrow we go back to the outpatient clinic to have the bone marrow biopsy done. I am hoping that this will be a fairly easy procedure now that she has her line in and we won't have to mess with putting an IV in. Then we just wait a few days for results and PRAY, PRAY, PRAY that she has already gone into remission and they see no leukemia cells!!! (NO, this doesn't mean that we would get to stop treatment).