October 22, 2008

The Saga Continues

At 3:30 in the morning Seth and I woke up. Errr, we were already awake because Josiah had been fussing for a long time. He was finally quiet and perhaps (though at the time I dared not think it) even asleep when we heard thumping coming from downstairs. Thumping never exudes comfort, especially in the wee hours of the morning. Seth, in his courageous state, went to investigate. I tried to keep my eyes open in the off chance that he needed some aid in throwing out whomever was thumping their way into our house.

It took a while for him to return to bed, but at some point I heard a toilet flush and knew all must be well. Intruders won't usually take the time to use the facilities while breaking in, right?

He was laughing. The thump, thump, thump was Ella hopping on one leg (remember, she's got a prosthesis that she doesn't sleep in) to the bathroom. He heard the toilet running and glanced into her room. She was wide awake staring at him. When he got up to her bed he asked if she was okay. She just stared. Can't imagine why, except...maybe...she still had food in her mouth?

He said, "Can you talk to me?" She shook her head in the negative.

My friend told me we should contact Guiness about this. I'm inclined to agree. I can see the title: World's most stubborn little girl manages to hold food in her mouth for a record breaking nine hours.

The morning went well, Ella woke up eager to eat. Unfortunately, during breakfast I noticed vomit all over the back of her jammies. Upon removing them, I noticed it in her hair. She politely informed me that she did throw up in her bed. Like its no big deal to puke and then lay in it. Dear me.

After two showers--TWO showers since the first one didn't remove all of the unconsumed pasta--life seems back to status quo until lunch.


E said...

Guinness? Like the beer? Because only getting liquored up will work at this point? Or, is the beer for Ella? Because only getting her liquored up will work at this point? Kidding! I'm sure Guinness must be someone's name or some agency or something. Still, it would be sort of funny to say, "When nothing else works, we must resort to Guinness."

I'm really impressed with you guys. I know I wouldn't handle this so well and I pray for patience and peace for you & Seth...and for Ella to make some connection to help her move forward. If I were you I would *get* that there are underlying issues. I only hope I would *get* the grace needed to deal with it the right way.

Love your blog background, by the way. I used the same one for our next adoption blog (still not 100% sure we're going to move forward, but wanted to start recording "stuff" just in case): http://6408milestoyou.blogspot.com/. And, you'll be happy to know, it isn't private. I don't think I'll be updating it much...and it'll be pretty boring paperwork stuff once I do...at least for a few years, I think. Still...it's there.

Blessings to you! Have a great rest of the week!


Jenna Marie Howard said...

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Jenna M. Howard
-Director of Public Relations