Bentley weighed in at a whopping 11 lbs 12 oz. She's not quite on the curve yet, but she's gained over a pound since we left the hospital. This NG tube is working. I was looking at pictures of her from the hospital and her legs looked so skinny. Now she's getting some chunk to her. It's about time. I think she's gotten a lot of strength back because we haven't had to supplement many bottles this week. She's eating much better. While we were at my graduation dinner last week, Aunt Melissa and Cousin Carson were babysitting. I had warned Melissa that I thought B might pull her tube out. I was right. Not long after we arrived at dinner I got a text saying Melissa turned her head for 2 seconds, and B had pulled it out. I used it as a Mother's Day present. We left it out for Sunday, and let Lindsay spend the day without having to kiss around a NG tube. Made for a good day. I was pretty sad to put it back down that night. Although, she needs it. The Garrison's left Sunday, and we prepared for what the next month would be like. Daddy Daycare.
The rest of the week has been fun. I've started packing the house. Slowly. Bentley doesn’t like me packing. She prefers me playing. So we play a lot too. The Bell Center built us a "little room" thing, and once I finally saw it, I had to make one too. So, I made that in between packing and feeding. I learned drilling through plexiglass is not the easiest thing to do. You have to take it slow. Bentley wasn't overly impressed by mine. She just laid there and hardly played with a toy. These "little rooms" are so simple you would think Fisher Price would already make a version, but they are a little bulky. You should see our den right now: boxes, toys, diapers, and Bentley's McMansion. I call the cardboard one I made, Bentley's Housing Project. You gotta start somewhere. I wanted to start teaching her, early, that you aren’t born deserving the things your parents have. You have to earn them. Fortunately for her, her smile earned her an upgrade pretty quick. The McMansion is pretty cool, the peg-board allows you to put objects along the walls as she gets bigger and can reach that far. For now, she just loves playing with her toes.
Anywho, to cap off the day we went over to Hand in Hand's Sensory Room. This room is amazing. It looks straight out of a catalog. Not Pottery Barn or Orvis, but South Paw or SpecialNeedsToys.com's catalog. There were pads all over the floor. Bright light projectors like at a concert. Bubble water towers surrounded by mirrors that reminded me of something else. A waterbed, a Light Board, a texture wall/board thing, and the best part---A huge subwoofer bandpass box the size of a table covered in padding. Basically, a padded table top with loads of bass underneath it. We weren't exactly listening to my favorite music, but the bass was still thumping. I think B enjoyed it. It was definitely a first time experience for her, because even the sub in my truck can't do what this table can. I'll try to post a video of it. There were also some fun light up LED fiber optic things that lit up and she played with. I think we overwhelmed her a little but it was so much fun. I need way more than an hour in there. Although, B is probably fine with the hour. Our therapist is going to try and get us back again before the move. She' awesome, our therapist that is. We have been blessed with some great people helping out. The sensory room was just so awesome. I want one. For me.
Next week we meet with genetics again. Hopefully they will have some news for us. We go back to speech therapy at the Hear Center. It's our last week of the semester at The Bell Center. We meet with the Pulmonologist to follow-up on everything we implemented in the hospital, and hopefully get rid of all these oxygen tanks. At this point we don't have any lunches scheduled. So, if any of you Stay-at-home Dad's want to get together, text me. Oh wait, I don't know any, and if I did, they probably wouldn't be reading a silly update. They'd be watching Ellen.