June 18, 2013

UPDATE (6/18/13)

Beckett has been so much more like himself today. He has been giving big smiles to everyone, blowing raspberries, playing with his toys, and just having fun. He sat for multiple hours tonight with his nurse while we all talked, and my mom and I cleaned out his room. (This is a sad feeling we have experienced too many times, with multiple times yet to come). When we first arrived at Riley they all said how sad they were we wouldn’t get to experience the new unit. Well the move is in the morning and we are still here. It is a little bittersweet as we hoped to be home by now, but we will get to experience the brand new facilities for a couple of weeks, and it is absolutely beautiful.

Beckett was awake most of the day, just being social with anyone who would talk and play with him. It is so funny to watch. He definitely whines when people walk away, but even if you are outside his room, all you have to do is start talking and he is perfectly content. He just wants the interaction. He sat tonight for over an hour just staring at me while I conversed with people, and he didn’t fuss a bit. We of course did his bath and tucked him in, but by the end of it all he had had enough and was pretty cranky from being tired. He could barely keep his eyes open or even muster the energy to cry he was so sleepy. He had been up for quite a while and should sleep most of the night.

Tonight my mom and I packed up things to take home and organized things to get ready for the move. It is weird to think tonight is his last night in his room. Just when we get used to a place we up and move again. That seems to be the story. It is pretty cool though to be a part of something so big. It’s fun to know he will be the last baby to ever stay in his room now, and the first baby to be in his new one. We have been taking pictures of everything we can, because once they move, they won’t be allowed back in. We are trying to make sure we have captured everything from out first two and a half months here. So, my mom and I are here heading in early in the morning for the festivities, and Jonny will be driving down to join us. We can’t wait to see the sunshine in a room with a window!!

— with Jonathan Rupp at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

One thought on “June 18, 2013

  1. Good day for Beckett and good, new things coming your way…and with that I pray for continued good new things and progress for your sweet little boy. God bless you and your family and may He pour out special blessings on you all that will amaze everyone beyond belief and bring praise and glory to God. Go Beckett…Leah…and Jonny!

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