Tuesday, December 7, 2010

baby steps

We finally got a call from Dr. Millers office today saying that all of the necessary paperwork has been submitted to our insurance company.  And it's marked "rush".  Not exactly sure what that means, but it sounds great!  I was completely calm and collected when Dr. Miller's assistant called. 
OK, I bawled like a baby.
Me: "Thank (sob) you (sob) so (sob) much (sob)!"
Claudia: No, problem! I knew it was important to you and Aaron so it was the first thing I gave to him to sign today."
Me: "I (sob) wish (sob) I (sob) could (sob) reach (sob) through (sob) the (sob) phone (sob) and (sob) give (sob) you (sob) a (sob) hug (sob)!
Yeah, I know how to handle my emotions.  I'm cool.
So now we will have to wait a couple of days while the caseworkers at the insurance company review the documentation.  We will give them a call tomorrow just to make sure they got everything - we're on a roll...it's hard to sit back and wait.

Adeline has been having episodes of inconsolable crying.  She arches her back, doesn't want to eat, and screams like I have never heard her scream before. I could blame it on teething...but it just feels like it is more than that. I give her infant ibuprofen and it seems to help. My mom witnessed it on Sunday and is convinced it isn't "normal" baby fussiness. Yesterday I shut all of the lights off and held her tight against me for a while and she calmed down.  She doesn't fall asleep, she just closes her eyes and looks up at me every few minutes.  It makes me feel better if I blame it on teething.
Joann says she was unhappy most of the afternoon today.  Same thing...she cries a lot and just won't fall asleep.  Joann just holds her too.  Neither of us can bare to let her "cry it out".  So if it is just teething she will be one spoiled little girl!

But when she laughs...oh, that is the most beautiful sound I have ever heard!  She smiles soooo big at her brother. And giggles and giggles.  And tonight Aaron was holding her as she cried and she stopped just for a second cause Pete the cat walked across their laps. We will have to train him to keep doing that.

1 comment:

  1. If you could train Pete to do anything it would be a Christmas miracle.Wendi