Hope is now 8 months old and today was my first true day of rest. The only time I've ever spent an entire 24 hours away from Hope, is when I've gotten too sick to be there. I was able to spend an entire day with Sadie, a day full of relaxing activities and good laughs with a friend. Today was truly a gift and has encouraged me and given me the strength to continue on this journey. Shawn had the morning off but spent the evening with Hope. The weekends are a gift to him as he hardly sees Hope during the week.
As the day comes to an end, I am struck once again by the importance of community. This weekend has been full of blessings from friends, family and complete strangers. I drove to the hospital this evening and thought about how we would survive without the support we have. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for everything our community has done and continues to do. Thank you.
Not much changed with Hope today. She is less stuffy and is not acting as though she has a cold, hopefully that has already passed! She is tolerating her feeds a bit better and appears to be more settled. Hopefully tomorrow will be another uneventful day with our sweet girls.