So, I had a kinda crummy week. I won’t go into details, but by the end of it, I felt like I’d been run over by a steam wheeler and I was ready to just lock myself in Annabelle’s room and not come out until heart-day. Almost literally.
I took Friday off work and registered Gabby for KINDERGARTEN, and spent some good time with her, so that was fun and MUCH needed!
Then I saw all my girls Friday night, and that was fun too.
Then the fun REALLY started. Friday night, the nurse informed me that she had gotten permission for Annabelle to take her VERY FIRST WAGON RIDE around the ICU! I was STOKED! We planned to decorate her wagon and take the trip the next afternoon.
Then, as I was kissing Annabelle goodnight and getting ready to go back to the Ronald McDonald House, I looked down after kissing Annabelle and I saw IT!
Annabelle smiled for the FIRST time since she was TWO MONTHS OLD! It was a big ol’ grin too!!! I didn’t get a picture of it… I was too busy squealing then she was like, “Mom, what’s your problem?” But it was there, and that is what mattered!
I spent the morning with my Karalynn at her DI tournament, then during a long afternoon break, we came back here, decorated Annabelle’s wagon, and went for a ride! This was the first time Annabelle has been out of her room since her MRI, and the first time EVER out of the room and out of her crib at the same time!
So, I feel like God knew that I needed something to smile about this weekend, and He did so in a big way! I gotta get going, but wanted to post some wagon pictures really quick!!!
Princess is GOING to be on board!
The princess and her wagon!!
Her streamers hanging off the back (her wagon is a work in progress…)
The queen… the old princess… and the baby princess.
Annabelle and our 2 honorary princesses, Rachel (our primary day nurse) and Brittany (our, uh, primary RT… although there isn’t such a thing… but she might as well be!!) They worked SO hard to make our wagon ride possible! THANK YOU!!!!!!