Friday, June 8, 2012

baby maximus: peek a boo

Yesterday was not a picture taking, blog this moment day.  Maximus seemed depressed.  So I was, too.  The nurses assured me it was the drugs.  I did not get a smile all day.  And it's so weird.  Sometimes when things go wrong, you forget that it will pass.  Like when you have a newborn and you think that you will never ever be able to sleep through the night for the rest of your life.  I was getting a little down because my baby was in so much pain.  
I felt like this:
I think parents always think they could never handle an experience when they hear about it, but when the time comes, you realize you don't have a choice.  I was scraping the bottom of the barrel for things to be grateful for.  I was glad that I didn't have a headache and I wasn't nauseous.

But today, they lightened up on the sedatives and Maximus was much more Maximus.  
He played peek a boo with my mom.  We made a few phone calls and he blew kisses and sang.  He saw Eva's picture and blew her some kisses.  He loves her so much.  He gets all riled up when he sees Samuel but blows kisses for Eva.   He yelled, "Go!"  He blew kisses for his Grandma and Grandpa when they visited.  Old Maximus was back. 
Here is a Maximus Minute.  He is singing.  I was so excited.  

Tonight was the first time Karl and I have been without Maximus for a couple of weeks.  I can't believe it has been only two weeks.  What a whirlwind of two weeks.  Longest two weeks ever.  Oh, so, ya, us without Maximus.  Karl's brother and his wife offered to stay with Maximus in the hospital so we could go to dinner.  I never would have thought about asking someone but they were so specific in their offer, it was easy to say yes.  So as we were leaving (the nurses had been encouraging us to do so all week but we didn't know how to make it happen).  
Us:  We are going to go to dinner and Karl's brother and his wife are going to be with Maximus.
Burn ICU nurse: That's great.  What are their names?
Us:  Burns and Brenda
Burn ICU nurse:  His name is really Burns?

And while we were gone Maximus skyped with his cousins for over 90 minutes.  I think it is hilarious that a kid that doesn't even talk can skype for that long.  Like I said before, he isn't a kid of many words but he expresses so much.  

Today I was grateful and it wasn't even the forced kind.  Hooray!


Abbigail said...

I love that singing! Melts my heart. It is so cute how he uses his one free limb to dance around a bit.
It is so great you were able to get out for a bit. I am sure that helped a lot. I know exactly what you mean about feeling like fleeting bad times will never end or change.
You are doing great and so is your Max.

jamie parker said...

So happy to read this post and see Maximus singing and smiling. Melts me. So good that you and Karl were able to get away for a little while. You need to do that. I think it can help with perspective and it refreshes you to handle more. E said he is glad to see Max singing and happy...those were his words and he has been praying for baby Maximus....he asks that you say Hi to Eva and Sam:) We sure miss you guys. We were at a bon fire last night, marking the end of the Botanical Gardens kids camp. Kids were jumping around the fire and getting really close and where, once I would have not given it too much thought, last night I felt nervous and really aware. We can't wait to have your family back on island. Praying for you always. Love to you.

Brady and Karen said...

Sweet little man, singing away. I love his foot appearances. His face looks so good!!! I'm glad you and Karl got a little time to yourselves.

Amy said...

You are all such troopers getting through this! I'm glad today was looking brighter than yesterday. Can you e-mail or send me a message on facebook to let me know an address where I can send you a little something? I wish there was something I could do to help you right now, but, know that I am thinking about you and your family and hoping things get better soon.

Cydnee said...

Funny on the Burns conversation with the nurse. I'm so glad you guys got out! It's always a good sign when people sing!

onolua said...

We are so happy that you both took time out from little Max. You both need this break. I am sure you both need to be with each other to relax and know that little Max is healing and is doing great. Our prayers are coming over the ocean to that little guy to get heal and come home to Kauai so we can see him. We love the singing Max. We all from Kauai sends our love and prayers to your family and lots of HUGS .. we are singing too for Little Max to get better. We all love you

Lindsay said...

He is so precious. And yes, the Burns thing is pretty funny. So glad to see him smiling and singing! What a babe.


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