Wednesday, June 23, 2010

All Wrapped Up

Well...here they are...as promised. Noah is all wrapped up, from the tips of his fingers to just below his elbow. Last night was still pretty rough {or ruf} because every time Noah moved around, he would inevitably hit or roll on top of his hand and wake-up in tears.
The only thing that gives him comfort {aside from sleepy cuddles from the parental units} is his Camo Charlie. Kc and I have been trying for over a year to find a "lovie" for Noah. Early on, Noah was never far from his Wubba {pacifier}, but as quickly as that love affair started, it abruptly ended. We have subsequently introduced Noah to various blankets, stuffed animals, dolls, trucks, cars, whatever we throw at him, without any luck. He never took any interest in anything...until Charlie.

When I was a little girl, my Mom {AKA Nana} made a Raggedy Ann doll for me. She even embroidered I LOVE BECKY on Ann's stomach. She has subsequently made Raggedy dolls for many other family members...accept for her very own third child...sorry Drew. When all three grandsons were together last week, she presented each boy with their very own twenty-first century Raggedy Andy on steroids - Camo Charlie.
Charlie has the fiercest camouflage shirt {with a Peter Pan collar} and wicked black shorts over forest green striped socks. His chest is even tatted with each boys name. Once Noah was introduced, it was love at first sight. They have been INSEPARABLE since then.

Charlie was able to accompany Noah in the operating room on Monday and we knew they were looking out for each other. Once we saw them in the recovery room, we recognized that they were two Bandaged Brothers. The nurses had wrapped Charlie's hands just like Noah and had even given them matching booties. Too cute!
I look forward to seeing the relationship between Noah and Charlie unfold...and to more sleep in the nights to come.

9 comments:

  1. To cute! Need to find Jack a Charlie. I am so happy Noah has a special friend to help him through this ruf patch. Is Noah related to John Wayne? He just keeps on pulling himself up by the boot straps and keeps on going.

    Katy Mc

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  2. O-m-g-... he just keeps getting cuter and cuter and cuter! I know its probably really tough to sleep, but he looks wonderful when he's awake! Camo Charlie is wonderful...

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  3. Such a sweet story! I hope Noah is feeling better soon. I am sending some extra love and hugs your way to share with your precious little one!

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  4. Priceless picture of Noah lovingly looking at his new BFF. I'll be praying for a speedy recovery for Noah and more sleep for all of you.

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  5. Poor little guy. As Katy said, it is amazing how resilient Noah is. I'm sure his hands will be unwrapped before you know it. Good luck getting as much sleep as possible.

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  6. That is so cute that the nurses wrapped Charlie's hands as well! How special for Noah to have his friend by his side through all of this! Praying for a speedy recovery.

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  7. Wow!! That doll looks just like the one I have, except mine has blond hair!! It's almost 47 years old too!! How fun that Nana is still making them after all these years. And how cool that Noah finally found a special friend. We'll keep praying for a speedy recovery and sleep for all!!

    Love from your Crystal Lake cousins,
    The Johnsons

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  8. I love that Noah has found such a close friend in his Camo Charlie. Sweet little Cuz.

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  9. That is absolutely precious!! I LOVE that Charlie was able to keep Noah company in operating room, that is toooooo sweet :) I love the pic of Noah looking at Charlie, his expression says it all..."My bestfriend!" H is still warming up to his Charlie...maybe he can learn from Noah.

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