Open heart surgery fixes the heart, but has the side effect of giving the child more energy, not only to eat, but also to play.... at times when parents desperately want sleep.
|(Must. Stay. Awake.)|
All week, Ellie has been starving before 4:30 am, and today, she was hungry and then ready to play at 3:16. Her volume has also increased since surgery, which makes for some pained ear drums. Ellie has a squeal that can break glass, which she uses to communicate anything from "I'm hungry!" to "That's a good book!"
|(Just munching on my elephant.)|
Baby girl gets big points for enthusiasm, laughing and smiling at her Olivia and Elmo books at 4 am. And rolling. And attempting to crawl.
|(While Matt and I ate dinner the other night, Ellie went back and forth for about 20 minutes straight. Front-back.)|
We were told we'd get a new baby after surgery, and we sure did. Exactly one month ago today, Ellie was at the hospital.
And finally, a little serenity for your day.