Well, it turns out Ava is NOT having surgery this Friday. She will visit U of M for her preop visit, which is much easier for this grandma to swallow. I can handle not attending the preop visit, although I am sending a list of questions for Laura to ask the surgeon. This surgery is completely freaking me out. And for me, the only way to rid myself of fear is to learn. Somehow, knowing the details demystifies the procedure and makes the fear manageable. Hopefully, this esteemed surgeon/professor/department head will have a personality and be willing to talk to Laura in layman's terms. Sometimes docs with the best credentials are complete duds when it comes to people skills. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Ava loves to play peek-a-boo. She covers your eyes with her hands and you have to ask, "Ava! Where are you??" And I do mean you HAVE to ask. Otherwise the hands don't come down and she shouts "A-Buh!" Well, this weekend we were playing yet another game of peek-a-boo, her hands covering my eyes, when all of a sudden my "Ava!" was followed by the cutest little voice exclaiming, "Wha-ah-you!" I couldn't believe my ears! This is a child who has an extremely limited vocabulary, basically mama and amma, with an occasional A-buh when asked her name. And now she wants to know wha-ah-you?
I'm right here, baby, anytime you need me!
I love you, Ava, more than sunshine or ice cream, gentle rain or love notes.
You're the best thing in my world.
*kisses from Grandma*