I'm sitting here, feet propped on the tub, while Lillian "plays" with her big sister's mermaid in the bathtub. Looks more like she's trying to drown the poor doll, but playing nevertheless. LOL. I'm reflecting on the simple pleasure of "playing" in the tub. This is something that you start early with your children...but that has not been Lillian's experience. Baths were nightmarish having a trach and open stoma for a total of 4 years. It took her forever to not be scared of water because we had to be so careful while bathing. It's so funny what you take for granted. She is sitting there "talking" and singing and thoroughly enjoying herself. Makes me not want to get her out, but alas, she does get pruny very fast and that water just doesn't stay warm for long.
She is battling some something that is making her very whiney and making her eyes look very dark. This weather is so crazy and she wants to play outside so desperately...which brings on the whiney. She has 6 days of school left and the other girls will be out by the 23rd. Yay for summertime. Time to relish our time together as baby time gets closer. Lillian has taken to talking or better yet, shouting at my tummy and then giving a kiss. If you ask her about the baby, though, she makes a gagging noise/face. Well, she has opened the drain and wanting out so I'm out for now.