We have a new day nurse who has replaced our sweet nurse that we lost to the NICU. While it was a loss for us, it was a gain for all of the sweet preemies that she is helping. Our new nurse had a great 1st weekend and she is working out wonderfully! She loves our sweet boy (prereq #1) and she is eager to learn his total care! We are thrilled to have her on our team! We now have two nurses on staff!
Next week, our new night nurse for 4 nights each week will begin! That will leave one position (3 nights/week) open. Today we met a nurse who wants that position and she will be able to start in 2 weeks! That means in two weeks we should have a FULL nursing staff!!! I'm pretty excited about this, and not quite sure how long it will take my body to adjust to actually sleeping.
Sweet Kennedy and I attended a baby shower on Saturday for one of my dear friends and former teaching colleagues. I can't wait to meet her baby boy! Kennedy honed in on his peddle car as soon as we arrived, and she got a chance to test it out before we left. Definitely a toddler approved toy! It was a fun treat to get out of the house and catch up with dear friends!
Drake has been doing outstanding with his therapies! Luckily, we still have the gait trainer on loan and he is getting stronger every day! His physical therapist has noticed a huge improvement with his weight bearing during his sit to stand exercises. He initiates the standing himself and holds for much longer periods of times without letting his legs buckle.
Over the past year we have had setbacks, but we have also had huge progress! I can't wait to see how far we will come in the next 365 days, and I'm looking forward to every step along the way!