We've got a new transplant date set: Thursday, May 9th. Almost exactly one month after his canceled transplant date. It's a few weeks out, but I'm sure the weeks will go by fast and now that the weather is nice, we can spend most of the time outside. Which I'm so thankful for because keeping him indoors and away from other kids last time was sort of a challenge. But this weekend we're actually going for a visit to York to see my family and then we'll only have one more weekend before we "move" to Philadelphia. Thankfully, we had kind of a trial run earlier in the month, so now we know what to expect. And I'm trying to pack and take as little as possible since I know whatever we don't have when we get there, we can get. I really want to only take one car, so we'll see how good my packing skills really are!
But Stephen is doing great. No signs of any cold, cough, or sniffles. Just the on-set of the terrible 2's. For sure! We're in a cycle of not wanting to nap and then not wanting to go to bed at night. And the worst of all....not wanting to wash hands. Which for him is not so good. It's been a challenge, but I have to be "mean Mom" when it comes to the hand washing and hold him kicking and screaming at the sink. It's such a must for him now and post-transplant. My hope is that he'll eventually get it by having Daddy help wash his hands when he's home instead of me. Isn't that just lovely how that happens?!!?! But with our upcoming visit to Mimi's and Poppy's house, I'm sure he'll be on his best behavior! Funny how that happens too :)