It is mind-numbingly cold here, and the girls still aren't quite so sure how to deal with coats and shoes all of the time. We seem to be missing our 75 degree days the longer we are in the arctic. The girls did get to play in the snow a few times over the weekend, but snow on canvas sneakers and thin knit pants don't mix too well. And then a sleet pellet poked Emma in the eye one day while she was in Cincinnati. Obviously, they weren't as impressed in the snow as I thought they'd be...though there are still 4 snowballs in the freezer so they won't melt.
GREAT NEWS: Hailey's cardiologist appt was today, and she was 6lbs 4oz. She has gained 8 ounces since Friday!!!! That's awesome for that itty-bitty thang. The cardiologist was very pleased and upped her intake to 2.5 ounces every 3 hours. She will still just take a little over a teaspoon by mouth before getting completely exhausted, but she is tolerating the tube feedings so much better.
BAD NEWS: Tara and Jolee have a naaaaaaaaasty stomach virus. She is visiting family in Owensboro, and everyone has been sick. I feel horrible for her. Sadly, my list of "I owe yous" for her will now take a lifetime to pay back.
So this puts us coming home later than we expected. We don't know when it will be safe to venture on the trip back to warm weather, but we are hoping to be home by the year's end. :) We both miss our husbands terribly and are so ready to get home.
And on that same front, it seems that about 63% of the people we know up here have this stomach virus. Bethany and I are crossing all of our fingers, toes and legs that none of us come down with it...and we say that as our stomachs rumble due to the mere mention of a virus sweeping the land. Kind of like how your head itches everytime someone mentions lice. It's not a comforting feeling.
Keep Tara and Jolee in your prayers...the poor pitiful thangs! I owe them BIG TIME!