Tuesday, March 2, 2010
"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." — Dr. Seuss
Zoey shares her birthday with the extraordinary Dr.Seuss.I didn't realize that 3 years ago.My mind was elsewhere.But our very sweet primary nurse in the NICU,"momma Lindsay",presented Zoey with a darling Dr.Seuss shirt in week two of Zoey's unexpected 2 1/2 month stay.Lindsay was going away for a week or so at our 2 week mark and she thought that since Zoey was "doing so well",that maybe we would be gone when she returned.Don't I wish that was how it actually played out.However,regardless of our unanticipated extended stay,that shirt I have treasured,everyday since.I always will.
"You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!"
— Dr. Seuss
Zoey had a great day.Well,except for a nasty cold that continues to plaque her.But you don't think a pesky cold kept our warrior girl down do you?No way.She was charming.Happy,except when I tried to put her down for a nap.She wanted no part of her crib.Let me know by tossing her "friends' that keep her company in there,about and crying and she NEVER cries.I couldn't let my girl cry.Most especially on her birthday.So I rescued her within 10 minutes and she literally smiled the moment I walked through the bedroom door.When I asked her if she wanted to get up,her head nodded ferociously.Who could blame her... no one wants to nap on their birthday.Well,except her Auntie Michelle,who likes to nap on any day and maybe especially on her birthday!
Zoey and I went to Starbucks and did her favorite thing .... people watched.We must have sang Happy Birthday to her like 30 times.She loved it and signed "more music" almost immediately upon us stopping .The boys were so cute with her too.Asking her,"Are you the big birthday girl?" over and over and sweet Joe, who straight out of his classroom said,"Have you had a happy birthday day so far Zoey?"
Very low key celebration tonight.The kids always pick out their birthday menu and since Zoey couldn't tell us for herself,I asked Jake what he thought a 3 year old might like.He said pizza and "vanilla,chocolate and strawberry ice cream because she wears white,brown and pink alot."So cute.The funniest part of it all is that Zoey DOESN'T even eat!One day Miss Zoey.One day you will kick that g-tube habit and indulge in pizza and ice cream.In the mean time, we ate for her and then some.Jess remarked that the menu items were her all time favorites and she could eat them everyday... sounds good to me,cuts down on my need for cooking!
I have to wind this up because that very same nasty cold that Zoey has,I have as well and tonight I have the WORST sore throat and I NEVER have sore throats... that scares me.We have a big week ahead with party preparations and I CANNOT be down and out.I CANNOT be down and out.But before I close I want to thank everyone for their beautiful,beautiful birthday wishes for our girl.I was moved by each and everyone of them.Cried at some.Smiled big smiles at others but all of them,all of them,truly touched my heart.So thank you from the bottom of my very humble,gratitude filled, heart.