As many of you know – this is my first week back to work. So far, so good. I have loved getting back and my first day was a lot easier than I thought it would be thanks to such thoughtful friends, family, and coworkers.
Although I can’t put into words how hard Sunday night was – thinking about all that Bea and I have been through together, how long it has taken us to get her to this point, and how the road ahead is so unknown- the angst about going back to work was actually worse than the reality.
It is a good thing that I am getting back into the “normalcy” that once was my life and although I have a new normal – it feels good to be back where I am supposed to be. And I’m not going to lie – I worry about Bea ALL of the time but the difference is that now I have other things that occupy my mind.
ANYWHO – thanks for the support – in all forms and fashions. I feel like good vibes!
Below are some highlights of our week!
[Looking so old!]
[Thanks to ALL of YOU we were able to do a check presentation with Children’s and a tour to show us how they are going to use the money in the research department. It was so amazing and truly such an incredible experience. These people are SO dedicated to finding out more about biliary atresia and how to prevent other families from going through what we went through with Bea. While they were explaining all of their work – Jordan and I were literally brought to tears. It was incredible.]
[The original entrance into Children’s. So beautiful.]
[Costume #1 – an adorable bumble bee!]
[It doesn’t look like it but Bea is enjoying the outdoors!]
[Soaking up our last week home together]
[These bottom teeth are killing me!]
[Trying on the glasses for her Halloween costume!]
[And this is what Bea wore on Halloween. She dressed as her liver surgeon – who also happens to be a neighbor – Dr Alonso!]
[Her cousin – Patrick the monkey!]
[Being a bully]
[We had a wedding the night of Halloween where everyone had to come dressed in costume – it was awesome! Cecil the lion and the jerk dentist!]
[Bottle service in the canopy!]
[Before heading to work. Someone sent me this quote and it really resonated with me as I was trying to #BEAstrong on my first day!
“Strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”]
[And my little nugget hit the 17 weeks post transplant mark!]