This little elf is starting to get into the Christmas spirit! She enthusiastically unwraps her advent gift each night. More on that in a post in the next few days. She also enthusiastically tries to unwrap all the other presents under the tree as well! I hope our friends and family don't mind ruffled bows, soggy paper, and half opened gifts! Surprisingly enough she doesn't bother the tree too much and hasn't attempted to use it to pull to her feet like she does with everything else in the living and dining rooms.
This isn't her first Christmas, but it sure is special. I do think fondly of her first christmas. It was truly a magical week for her and probably the first time that I truly believed that everything would be ok, even with all the unknowns. I have never been so proud of anyone in my whole life as I was of Virginia last Christmas. She got fiesty, she let everyone know that despite her desats, failed extubations, problems with diuretics, and general troublemaking that she was ready to take charge. In the week and a half before christmas she was extubated for good, she graduated to CPAP, she moved out of her room in the ICN, and just in time for Santa to arrive she was put on nasal canula. It was a christmas miracle for us :)
We will savor our Christmas with Virginia this year. It is the most wonderful time of the year!