Lucille is doing well. We weren't going to post an update as we are still at the hospital and didn't want to stress about it, but I wanted to share this story of what happened at work today.
So for today's after school group I had first graders. The boys were having a blast playing football and at one point were kind of pulling on my hands and one boy slipped his finger under my hospital band. He slightly tugged and I immediately pulled away saying, "Be careful, please don't break this, it's VERY valuable." "What is it?" the little boy asked. To which I replied, "my little girl is in the hospital and this allows me to go see her. If it breaks I won't be able to go see her any more" (I know a little dramatic, but it drove home the importance). By this time I had now attracted the attention of six boys who were intrigued as to what this important band could be. The little boy then asked, "Why is she in the hospital?" "Well", I replied "She was born early and has been in the hospital so she can grow and learn how to do things on her own." He then asked "How early?" And as soon as he finished his question another boy asked, "was it 6:15am?" Haha! It made me laugh! He did have a point, 6:15 in the morning is early!
I showed them the picture on my phone screensaver so they could see that she needed the breathing tube to teach her how to breath. They were so captivated they all started asking what her name was. When I said her name was Lucie, one boy crossed his arms and gave a couple nods of approval. Of course they all went straight for the nick names and before the next play started they all were saying "LUCIE GOOSEY, LUCIE GOOSEY". All I could say was "yes, Lucie Goosey". So, it didn't take long for Lucie to start getting the boy's attention, oh man, I'm in for it.
Here are some pics. Enjoy your night!
Rob, Drea, Lucie & Bess