Talmage had tubes on Thursday, and everything went great!
Sadly I forgot to bring my camera to the hospital as we rushed out the door at 6:30 am, but if I did bring it I would have taken pictures of him sitting in his little gown with rocket ships on it, coming out of surgery all doped up, and eating breakfast at Jack-in-the-Box afterwards. I was so surprised that he didn't cry at all- the anesthetic gas they made him breathe to go to sleep really knocked him out, so honestly I think he was just too tired to cry. He was plenty ornery though, and he would throw his binkie and his juice on the ground (he even threw his beloved Spot), and a few times he hit me then returned those hits with hugs. It was so bizarre. But we were just glad the surgery went well :) They almost sent us home without tubes in his ears because he had a wheezy cough, and this can put him at great risk during the surgery, but thankfully after I explained that this was the best he's felt in months, they went ahead with it. The doctor came in after they were done and told us that they took a lot of gunk out of his ears and we should begin to see improvements right away.
Since then our son has been a COMPLETELY different child. He sleeps through the night and takes his naps with ease, he eats his food (and more of it), and he is generally a LOT happier. It has made life so much easier :) he also responds to sound better and talks louder with more precision. Like instead of mouthing "hi" he shouts "HEY!" haha.
In other news, I have really tried shopping for baby Emmalynne but every time I go to a store I feel completely lost. I'm sure this phase will pass, but for now I am just overwhelmed. There are SO many girls things out there to accessorize with- little tiny leggings and tiny tights and tiny bows and flowers... and in the past I've loved buying things for friends expecting girls but I guess now it's different since it's my own. I finally cracked and got a few hair things. This is going to be an interesting 4 1/2 months...
I cannot believe we are halfway there already. And winter is fast approaching. I think once the hoidays hit time will go by even faster...February will be here before we know it! :)