At time of writing 'BB's first cousin is getting packed into Sam's Grandmothers suitcase and will be flying up from Invercargill tomorrow - YES, BB apparently has Southland relatives and a set of steak knives will be sent shortly to Aunty Jude for apprehending this rogue bee, apparently in Pak'n'Save.
Thank you to everyone that has had their eyes peeled for the past week or so - we do appreciate your efforts and will post a photo of Sam with his new replacement friend.
Sam at the moment is battling a snotty cold and a UTI, but, for fear of sounding boring, he is totally happy and content, albeit with extra drugs onboard.
We have recently discovered the nearest Toy Library is about 2 mins drive from our place, so this week Sam is the proud user of a slide, and various other great toys...which will be returned in a week and swapped for some other amazing toy. Sam has been dragged up the stairs of the slide enough now that he is trying to walk up it himself.
The other exciting thing is that yesterday he stopped mid bum-shuffle and announced, 'wee wee'. He said it a couple of times then looked a bit bothered that he had to do it in his nappy..... and then it did this again a bit later, so we are totally stoked and are going out today to buy a pottie! The other thing he did this week was at 10pm 2 nights ago as I was putting in his ureter drain, his nappy was off and I could see him smiling.... and then he started giggling.... then I felt a wet patch as his wee started soaking in my t-shirt and a fresh shoot hit me on the chin! He thought it was hilarious, I was proud as punch and we had a great laugh together. These little things we never thought he'd do just bring total joy to us - I would happily do extra loads of washing knowing our boys bladder is working - it's really fab and we are very delighted.
We know he's a miracle and it's lovely to share these little (but 'grosse' according to his sisters!) things.
Have a great week and we are all very excited about seeing Grandma and BB (in that order) tomorrow.