We have been home now since last Thursday and it is SO NICE! Colten is great – eats, sleeps, poops. And does it all again. And again. And again. Besides the constant stream of stuff into diapers (we are often putting one on as he soils it), the 1-3 medical appointments each week, and the inability to travel anywhere as an entire family due to his carseat, we for now have a pretty normal newborn. With a few extra scars and bandages 😉
We have some followup appointments still including one with the orthopaedic surgeon. We anticipate that Colten may need some bracing for either hip dysplasia or to straighten out his feet/ankles, but that won’t be determined for another couple of weeks.
We had a fantastic time at the pancake breakfast that the wonderful ladies from the Greenhouse Birth Center Village put on for us – THANK YOU ladies, it meant so much to us that you put so much time and energy into that event! And a huge thank you to everyone that came to visit, eat, and support our family! There have been other generous outpourings of support and a stream of delicious meals… Thank you to everyone. I am working on a thank you page (and tons of thank you notes), so stay tuned for that and more updates of course! But at least for now, a special thank you to Greg Kampe for some incredible support – we are overwhelmed by the extreme generosity from him and his circle of friends.