I thought since I had a minute of quiet (Dylan is sleeping and Russ has gone with the other kids to church) that I would make a quick post. Almost did it yesterday, but couldn't quite bring myself to even up the days of the month and posts again. Although this probably would have been better done yesterday.
Yesterday it was exactly a month since Dylan had his surgery. I can't believe how quickly the time has gone. He's doing so well that there are times I almost forget he had surgery and his heart defect. If it weren't for his surgery scar and the fact that we can't yet pick him up under the arms I wonder how much I'd even think about it. I'm sure I still would, though. I read messages on the Intermountain Healing Hearts board and know exactly how some are feeling. One was saying how they will get to take their baby home soon and it is almost scary because she has gotten so used to watching the monitors. Russ and I felt the same way. Even now if Dylan gets really mad and is screaming, I think of how the alarms would start going off on the monitors when he would do that in the hospital. I'm just glad that Jimmy doesn't freak out quite as much when Dylan starts to cry. :)
I'm sure this next month will fly by, too. Funny thing is that Dylan will go in for his 2 month well-baby checkup exactly two months after his surgery, Oct. 6. (Which I actually didn't think of until now.) We are planning on having Dylan blessed in church on the 12th of October. That seems like it should still be far away, but I'm sure it will be here before we know it. Then it will be Halloween. May dress him up for it, but I plan on keeping him in. Jimmy says we should get a hot dog costume and dress him up as a hot dog. I said he's pretty bald, we should dress him up like Aang (from the Avatar cartoon for those who may not know...yes, I watch cartoons). Russ votes for the lamb costume we had for Lys when she was a baby. Ah, well.