Saturday we needed to have a pretty low-key day while Abi's stomach got used to the new situation... So, it was deemed a "palette day." Few things are better than a good palette. Sidenote: I've discovered that some of my friends didn't use this term growing up. I'm not talking about a wooden palette. I'm talking about a stack of blankets and cozy pillows that you lay on in the middle of a living room floor... we used to make them during sleepovers, or if you were sick and wanted to be in the living room by the fire, or if you just wanted to stretch out for a Saturday in front of the TV. Pallets are THE. BEST. and the best place to take a nap. Hands down.
By the afternoon, Abi was feeling good and we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather.
I was getting serious cabin fever, so 55 degrees and sunny was nothing short of a miracle. (It's now 28 degrees as I type this... warm weather come back!)
By Saturday night we had successfully increased all of Abiella's day feeds, so she went to bed withOUT the pump. Oh my gosh- what a feeling. We just tucked her into bed... no cord attached to her belly... no worries she would roll over and snap the entire button out of her stomach... no 30 minutes setting up the pump, no cleaning the bag, no priming the tubes... just a book, prayers, and tucking her in. SO. NICE.
Oh sweet freedom! As I type this I'm staring at the massive IV pole hanging beside her bed... I think I'll move that sucker to the garage today. Forward motion! Woohoo!!!
PS- Abiella fell asleep at 9:30 last night!!! Woohoo!!! (She had been falling asleep near 2 in the morning...) This did mean, however, that she woke up at 4am - but who doesn't want a little Shel Silverstein and double rainbows in your life before sunrise? I'll take it.
Alright friends- how was your weekend??