MeMe and PawPaw Carey have been here for the last week and are staying next week, too. And the nurse from the hospital that I was telling you about started coming this week. So I've been having some extra help lately... to give my mom and sister a little break. Kristi O'Brian is the nurse that's going to come and help me two days a week from 8-2:30 when she is off from the hospital. We became really close to her when we were in and out of the hospital so much and she just adores Tripp, so I feel comfortable with her. Even if it's just to have someone to hold him in the morning so I can get dressed or I can clean up a bit. Anything helps. So I'm looking forward to her starting to come every week.
So I'm sure I won't win any awards for the "Safest parent of the Year" but I took the side rail off of Tripp's crib and I pushed it right on side of my bed. Yeah, I'd like to see you call child services... they would bring him right back :) Just kidding... But it has helped me SOO much (why I didn't think of it 10 months ago, I don't know). I did it so I could see him when he starts rubbing his eyes. I just cannot let him rub his eyes like that anymore. And this way, anytime he wakes up and moves, I can hear him because he is right next to me. And I did NOT want to start putting him in the bed with me because I know that I would not get any sleep. So it's worked out so far and it makes a world of difference because I'm not having to get up and down and up and down to suction. I can just sit up and do it. I'm really not lazy, I swear... it just really wears you out getting up out of bed that much during the night. And some nights, I would spend so much time just standing by his crib and rubbing his head until he fell asleep... this way I can lay with him and rub his little precious head.
So anyway, thank you so much for the prayers and the support. It means the world. Here are a few pics... first one is from yesterday. Last two are from today. His eye looks 200% better than Monday! I'm pretty sure the blister on inside his eyelid has popped and the swelling has gone down! Praise the Lord!!