Even though the setting is familiar, 4 yrs with this kid has changed everything. For one, he looks much bigger on these same hospital beds. But also, Steph and I don't look at him and wonder about what kind of kid he'll be or what good times will be like with him. The little boy he's become, I can't say enough about. More than I could have fathomed as a brand new father. Now we see a little man who we laugh with every day, and know how enriched he's made our day to day lives. A little man who is so much more aware of his surroundings, making his bravery all the more impressive. This whole process I must say, he has handled dutifully.
Steph is in another part of the hospital with little Wes, where she will try to get all the rest she can while keeping him fed. Wes is a good eater and sleeps a lot. A calm baby for the most part. Really helpful for Quinns hospital stay. But I give Steph a ton of credit for keeping her fear and anxiety about this surgery in check while nursing a newborn. I really really lucked out that she is a tough woman.