Welcome to those of you who are following the Real Witches of Halloween Blog Tour! I hope you're enjoying all the blogs that are being spotlighted this month. (I know you all are stopping by on Friday, but it's likely I won't get another post in by then)
As seems to be the ongoing theme here lately, changes are afoot again. It's an interesting time of year to be starting new things, but then, it's also going to be the end of some things too, so I suppose it's all good.
We have a plan (but not a date yet) to get Leaf home. We have a plan (but no final details) for one of us (me) to be home with her and Acorn - kind of a shame, in some respects, since it seems Acorn is *finally* mostly ok with daycare. I asked my Goddesses for some help making this all come together, and it's working out in unexpected ways.
We will be spending the winter mostly in hibernation, trying to avoid germs. We've done it before; it's no fun. And it will be less fun with an on-the-go 3 year old. But it will leave time for more seasonal activities and work on Acorn's therapy homework, so I think it will be good.
Acorn had his trach stoma closed last week - literally and figuratively closing the door on our trach journey. It seems to be healing ok, but we need another week or so before we can really let him loose in the water without at least some tegaderm over the incision.
Leaf's big challenge right now is eating - she has no respiratory reserves to speak of, so eating leaves her out of breath, which wears her out, which makes it hard to stay awake to eat. She's better at breastfeeding than bottles, so being
able to work on it at our own pace will be a relief.
Mostly, I'm looking forward to having our family all under one roof. I know it'll be less stressful for us all.