Mei Lin had her ear tubes put in this morning. She was soooo good. She was smiling all the way! She laughed and giggled as I carried her to the operating room with my hair net on and scrubs. She thought that was just the cats meow. It was a very short procedure, and the doctor said that there was a significant amount of fluid in her ears and it has probably been there for quite some time. Meaning, everything she has been hearing these past few months has all been muffled. I hope that now that it is done, her speech will develop more and she will start to use more of her words. She was quite upset when she woke up from the anesthesia, and we heard her first "real" cry for her mommy and daddy, it broke my heart and I found it hard not to cry in front of her.
Tonight she is spending her first night in her big girl bed. We have found that her crib is just too small for all the rolling around she does, and our bed, well...she beats me up in her sleep every night...so, we are done with that. Hopefully this works out for us.
Mei Lin's footsteps at Tianamen Square in Beijing.
My Aunt Lorraine past away in her sleep last night, she was 52. I was always nicknamed "Little Lorraine" all my life because of our strong resemblance. She was a beautiful artistic person, who has suffered greatly these past few years. She has been suffering from dimentia and it has been very hard for the family. Her husband passed away suddenly from a heart attach in July. I take comfort in knowing that they are now up in heaven talking and laughing like they used to. Please pray that their children find peace in knowing that.