Sophia finally made it out of the Level 2 Nursery (which is one step away from a trip to Bismarck). Just as she was coming out and getting better, another baby was born and going under the tent. There were 7 babies born in two days (I think… maybe 6). The floor was quite busy and they had to call in extra nursing staff.
It wasn’t long and people started to arrive on Saturday morning. Matthew and Brenda were in town to watch Cole play his trumpet at a music festival. They arrived fairly early and Matthew even took a minute to hold Sophia. She was still sporting her IV tubes so sort of a different experience for him.
Keisha stopped back to visit again on Saturday. She wondered about visiting hours and I said for family, there were no set hours. Miss having her around the house since she moved off to college. She spent the day with us and helped out with the girls when Nana needed a break.
Jaci got to ride back up with her mom. Jacki was not going to stay to far away without checking out her niece after she was released from Level 2. It must be hard for a nurse to watch as some of the medical stuff goes on. I am just too uneducated in all that stuff so I just have faith in what the doctors and nurses say and don’t ask too many questions.
Papa Chuck and Grandma Wanda returned to take Olivia back to Bowman, but she decided to stay in Dickinson at the motel. I was glad for the offer to have her go with them, but worried that she would get down the road and realize that she wanted to be back with Emma. Everything worked out fine since we were able to come home the next day and she was with us for the Welch Girl picture that my dad took. You will get to see that one later.
Emma and I enjoyed sharing my lunch. Each time I ordered I did so knowing I would be sharing so I picked things we would both enjoy. She loved the salad.
You can see in the background a pink water pitcher. Emma found out that water was a big part of my successful feeding of Sophia so she was constantly filling my glass with water. I so appreciated having the water, but wasn’t so sure about the many trips to the bathroom after they took my pee bag away.