Dave's parents, Oma and Opa, came to help out with the boys for 10 days. It's been a whirlwind of activity at our house--lots of noise, laughter, good food, fun, and conversation. Thankfully, Oma always made sure I had plenty of time to rest and bond with Mikey, and both of them were so gracious about watching the boys during the many doctors visits we've had to make for both me and the babe. Amazing how many of those there are. My incision became infected and I'm now on antibiotics, which seem to be helping. It's frustrating that I'm still not feeling like my old self yet. I just don't have the energy level I had at this time after my other c-sections. I can't wait to feel "normal" again.
Anyway, I don't know what I'm going to do without Oma and Opa. Three kids is really hard!!!! Keith loves to be out in the backyard, Davey is my indoor boy, and I'm constantly running back and forth between the two. Davey has been an angel with Mikey from the start. Lots of hugs and kisses. Keith, on the other hand has been showing anger, aggression, and a general bad attitude. Not towards the baby, thank goodness, but towards us. If I ask him to do anything, the answer is pretty consistently "I don't want to!" I can't wait to have my old Keith back. I'm hoping in the next few weeks....
The other day we stopped off at Baskin Robbins for some ice cream, and our pastor's wife, "Miss Beverly" happened to be there with her daughter. My Davey is totally in love with Miss Beverly. She teaches children's church and a few weeks ago she sent him a little card in the mail which he promptly put in his treasure box and told me that he would keep forever. Ever since then, whenever he sees her, I swear, his face lights up and little hearts float out of his head. Anyway, at the ice cream shop, he went right up to her and very loudly introduced his little brother: "Miss Beverly, this is my little brother Mikey. He still has his umbilical cord!" Yes, that is the most salient piece of info you should know about Mikey.
And for the record, it fell off this morning.