Maggie is blissfully sleeping right now, well into her second hour of a nap. We all got up just after five this morning in order to have her at the hospital by six. I should be sleeping too–so tired–but the phone kept ringing and I gave up.
Anyhow, the doctor who placed tubes in Maggie’s ears this morning reported that she had a heaping amount of white fluid/puss behind her ears, and her eardrums were thick from being enflamed for so long. I look forward to noticing a difference in her behavior and language over the next few weeks. I would imagine that the difference will be as substancial as the amount of “glue,” as the doctor referred to it, that was in Maggie’s ears.
Right now I am thinking about baby number two’s impending arrival. Given all the fuss over Maggie and the numerous sleepless nights over the past couple of months, I am wondering how I will manage two under two. I know that many others have passed the test, including my own mom who worked full time; I’m just not certain that I have personally “studied” enough for this kind of challenge.
Well, one day (and hopefully a few restful weeks before this baby comes!) at a time. For now, I will celebrate Maggie’s new-found ability to hear all of my favorite phrases, including the one that goes along with anything breakable or dangerous to her: “No, Maggie…not for baby!”