Ryman is 2! Her second birthday has come and gone but the celebration isn’t over yet. She started her birthday morning with getting her picc line pulled. We were on the fence about pulling it since her prograf was still undetectable and her liver numbers were on the high side of normal. After hours of debating and talking with her transplant doctor we decided that we should go ahead and pull this one before we end up with another blood infection. I felt like sticking her once a week would be better than a week in the hospital with a long course of IV antibiotics and a stick for every time they needed blood cultures. So we will repeat labs on Wednesday, praying they are great and we can start spacing out the labs. Tiffany also took Rye for some birthday ice cream and she was a big fan. Ryman turning 2 is a pretty big deal, but we decided to go ahead and make this the most amazing year yet and buy a new house! Yes, a new house. We close and move on Monday and will be moving into a house with 3 bedrooms, a garage and more space. No more sleeping in the living room for our family and friends. It’s pretty bitter sweet, we love our townhome, and it’s where we created so many memories. We got both dogs here, we house friends during times of need, we had many patio nights, I told Jeremy I was pregnant here, we brought Ryman home here, it’s her first nursery and I know I’m being a total sap right now but it’s crazy to think about leaving this place. I know we will create many more new memories and have lots of first at our new house though. So the weekend continued with Aunt Coco coming to help us finish up packing last night and got so much stuff done for me, she is a super star. She also painted Ryman’s toes and helped us celebrate Rye turning 2. Mexican food, a sombrero and a cupcake lead up to the first actual bath she has had in 2 months. It was a great birthday overall, or at least I would have taken that day for mine. Rye slept in and we had donuts this morning before Nicole had to head back to Florida. My dad and step-mom came down to visit and she had a blast trying to show off and was such a ham for them. This afternoon we went to a crawfish boil at our friend’s house and Ryman even tried one. We ended the night with another bath and she is out cold. I don’t’ think we could ask for a better birthday weekend. Well, except that we wish that Jeremy could be here too. Sara and Robert are coming to visit tomorrow so the celebreation will continue. I feel beyond blessed to me her momma and I can’t wait for this next year with her. I love you Ryman!
The birthday girl:
Our new home!