Wow- I haven't posted in a week! We've been busy enjoying the holidays, my birthday, and anxiously awaiting the arrival of the newest member of our family (not here yet, alas).

Mollie proclaimed this the best Christmas ever and gave me a big hug and thank you the other night. She especially liked decorating, opening gifts, and eating dinner on our "fancy" china in the dining room. That pretty much covers it.

Matt's parents are still here helping us out; they took the girls up to Snow Hill to visit the great grandparents on the 26th. Matt and I took that opportunity to shop around for a "big girl" bed for Lucy. Mollie and Lucy now officially share a room! Mollie also gave me a big hug and thank you for that (we'll see if that attitude changes over the next few years).

Mollie made me some lovely gifts for my birthday (a necklace, a ring, and a few other items). She spent hours working on them all by herself. She also picked out my favorite kind of cake (chocolate with white frosting) and was just really excited to make my birthday special. That little girl is the sweetest!

On the medical front, Mollie seems to be doing okay. She has had a little nausea (thank goodness for zofran), but hasn't complained of much else. Tonight she had a very slight fever at bedtime (99.5). By the time I gave her her chemo a few hours later, the temp was down to 99. So... I hope it's nothing other than normal variation in body temperature. She hasn't had any other symptoms of illness except an occasional cough. We are watching her very, very closely.

Update: No fever this morning (98.2) and Mollie is feeling good today!

Viewing the lights at Hopelands Gardens

Trying out the new wheels from Santa