Thursday, January 27, 2011
Look at the hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes---I love it! And it is soooo soft. And surprisingly, a little darker. But, he'll loose it all next week. I wonder how it will grow back in a few months?
Physically, William is doing great. He continues to eat and get up and move around the room. Emotionally, it's been a tough day. He's been quite homesick. He sobs about wanting to go home, getting out of the room, hating hospitials, etc. Part of the meltdowns and mood swings appear to be tied to one of his medications; he gets hyper and silly and then 2 or three hours later, he starts crying. It's no fun because I don't have much to say to make it better. "I know, but you have 4 days down and only about 25 days to go." I wait for him to finish venting and in the end, through his sobs, he asks me me to just hold him. I do. And I stroke his soft head with my cheek.
He loved video chatting with his East Coast cousins today. The whole EST vs. PST is usually tricky in finding mutually convenient times to chat, but today it was perfect. His meltdown coincided with east coast bedtime. Thanks, Sam, Lauren, and John for cheering up William. (Thanks, Danny and Sarah too, for prolonging your bedtime rituals! I know that can be a sacrifice.)
Ryan is arriving tomorrow to take his weekend shift. Yay! He'll come bearing chocolate. Oh, how did I forget that one?