5/3/2011 146 Days Old

May 3rd, 2011

On the 146th day in the life of the most beautiful girl in the history of the world the morning began peacefully. I woke up at about 7:00 when Erin had to leave for work. I thought that me and Maya would sleep late this morning. Maya had other ideas. She wasn’t cranky or hurting. She just didn’t want to sleep. We layed on the bed and every time my eyes would begin to shut Maya’s hand would go up to her face searching for her cannula. Maya didn’t want to sleep and she didn’t want me to sleep either. Eventually Maya won and we moved out to the couch.

At 11:30 or so Michelle came by to take care of Maya for a bit. I was badly in need of some coffee and we were all out. I finally got my coffee about noon. Maya did not go back to sleep until 1:30. The afternoon hours wee spent the opposite of the morning hours. Maya stayed asleep. She stayed asleep through her nurses visit. Her nurse was impressed with the sound of her lungs today. She is amazed at how well Maya is doing. Every time she comes over she tries to help us understand that trisomy babies don’t normally look as good as Maya. She seemed pretty cute lying in her boppie. She was still asleep when Erin got home at 6:30.

This evening Grandpa Bob and Grandma Chris made us dinner. Maya got to sit at the table with us and eat her foot too. Right now Maya is resting on grandpa. Maya had a good day today. I am hoping that her sleepy afternoon continues through the night.