Mila is a side sleeper by choice, but with her legs casted and spread 18 inches apart, sleeping on her side is not so comfortable. Think about having one of your legs suspended in the air. Not long before the leg that's up in the air goes tingly and numb. She has slept downstairs with Papa by her side. She tried sleeping in her bed one night. (It went horribly bad. She ended up waking both her sister and brother up.) She has slept in her child's size recliner in our room. She slept on the air mattress in our room. Her worst nights she is up every hour. Her best nights of sleep are waking one to three times.
We are all adjusting. New schedules, new routines, less sleep. Routines seem to take longer. Getting everyone to dinner and situated. Bath time- two upstairs in the bathtub, Mila downstairs with her head in the shower and being washed off with a wet washcloth. We start bedtime routines, and an hour later we have everyone in bed and situated.
|This is Mila's "shower chair" while casted.|
By the time Doug and I are able to lay down in bed, we are exhausted. We have been so blessed with a wonderful family, church family, and friends who have brought us meals since Mila's surgery. Someone has delivered a yummy meal two to three times a week. These meals allows me time to interact with the kids and take care of Mila's needs in the evening rather than spend time preparing meals and cleaning up after them. I am so thankful to everyone who has brought us dinner. Thanks Village Chapel Church and to my sister; Katie who set up a sit on Meal Baby.com for us!
Though our days are full and some of our evenings are long, the blessing of food and the outpouring of prayers for Mila and our family during Mila's recovery time have been much appreciated.
Thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!