Life with a boy and his Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum and two Super Sisters and one yummy baby brother.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Made that way

Today we helped at stake baptisms. I was in charge of leading the music. Our friend who plays the piano, just had a beautiful baby girl. I can't remember if she is five or six weeks old. ANYWAY.
I got to hold and nuggle her for a few minutes. Ry is just now finding out how darling babies are, she very sweetly asked to see her scar. Now this took me off guard a little. I wasn't sure if I heard her right. So I asked what it was she said. "I want to see her scar momma"
I thought huh... I told her the baby didn't have a scar and Ry didn't have one either. Ry said "Well, I had one when I was little"!!!!!! "Nope" I told her, "You never did". Later I was telling the baby's momma about this little conversation. She showed Ry her baby's tiny perfect chest. I loved it. How interesting Ry's thought process must be. I wonder if she thinks all babies must stay in the hospital for a little while until they are DONE. You know; like, there is finishing up that happens. The only experience she has had seeing very small babies is Gator, other heart babies, and her newest cousin Wells. He also had a few challenges and needed some extra love to get better. I guess she can't remember anything different... I love how kids' minds work.

OHHHHH! and by the way, Gator asks for gum everyday, multiple times a day. I am "sticking" firm to-NO Gum for you until you are 49.....


Andrea said...

That's cute! After Kyara, everytime Jaxon saw a baby, he would ask where the babies cord was (because Kyara was hooked up to a machine the whole first year of her life). . .when Ender got to come home without a machine, Jaxon was really concerned about it. I love how kids think! :)

That's so funny. . . I'm sure Gator will just keep asking for more gum! Stick you your "gums"! haha!

Aimee Hardy said...

She is one smart cookie. I think sometimes I feel like Rylie. I have no concept of what it would be like for a baby to simply be concieved, born and then come home. Maybe someday we'll all get a taste of that.

Also, I forgot to comment becasue I was laughing so hard, but the gum story is hilarious (only in hind sight though, I'm sure). It is a good thing he is so stinkin' cute or he would be grounded for life after all that.

Andrea said...

"But gum is so fun", he's thinking.

49? You think he'll be able to handle it then??? Otherwise, I think your policy is WISE, WISE, WISE! Be strong momma!