Thursday, April 12, 2012

Head 'em up, Move 'em out. . .

Our time in Indiana has come to a close for now. Our spring doctor appointments are finished and all is well. Terry continues to live well with his newest ICD and my major issue is arthritis. . . like. . . who knew?

We are getting ready to have breakfast and then we will button up the coach and head east on I-70. We are heading to Charlottesville, Virginia, to see daughter Jocelyn, hubby Tom, our grandson Ronan who has a 5 year birthday coming up, and our newest grandchild, Aenea. She was born March 12, but not due till June 4, so she is still in the NICU at UVA, but doing exceptionally well. Jocelyn has been able to start nursing her. With preemies, that tends to be a challenge for some reason, but based on the first attempt the other day, Aenea will not have a problem. I think a lot of that is due to the diligence of Jocelyn and Tom to spend as much time as possible with her and engage in "Kangaroo care" which involves slipping her inside their shirts for skin-to-skin contact. She is bonding with them both and is anxious to come home I am sure. But that won't be until closer to her due date of June 4. In the meantime, the kids have settled into a routine and are managing to do that well while they wait for her to come home.

I have been "shopping" and have several things to take to her as well as gifts others have given me. One lady I met in Red Bay happens to knit blankets for "Project Linus" which distributes new homemade blankets to children in hospitals. Thanks so much!

Time to start packing up. We will get to Gallipolis, Ohio, for the night tonight. An easy run and a good stopping place along the way.

Till next time. . .


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