Just wanted to post a brief update since so many of you have been emailing about how the Monkey did after his surgery. He did great during surgery but has had a rough recovery this week. He does okay during the day while the codeine is working but has not been sleeping much because his throat gets so sore. I'm not sure how you guys with newborns do it, because after 5 nights without sleep I'm about to pull my hair out. The one up-side of him not feeling good has been that he wants to cuddle with us 24 hours a day...very unusual for him. So I'm trying to appreciate this downtime with him until he starts to feel better. I'm so glad the surgery is over and hopefully he'll start to feel much better soon.
Also, we've heard that our region is starting to see some activity again. Traveling for our first trip in October seems very likely. I don't think I realized how down I was feeling about waiting until I received this bit of good news on Friday. Suddenly the long wait doesn't seem all that bad anymore. Now I'm thinking that October is less than a month away and I have a LOT I need to get finished before we travel. Of course, if they told me that I need to get on plane tomorrow I go, I wouldn't hesitate. I'm a procrastinator by nature and this may be just the kick in the butt that I need to finish these last-minute projects.
Check back soon and hopefully I'll have some good news to share!