Kol had bloodwork done on Wednesday and his white count was up over 11 (it had been at 0.6 just a week earlier) thanks to the daily injections of G-CSF. That means he is free to be out in public again. His hemoglobin was low, though, which is probably why he has been more tired over the last couple of weeks.
Since Kolbjorn's counts were good, we were able to go ahead with plans for Mari's birthday party. She had 6 friends sleep over. It was noisy having all of those pre-teen girls around, but it was fun. I know they created lots of good memories. Aside from the noise level, it was honestly hard to tell there were so many preteen girls in the house. I really like Mari's friends, and it's a great way to get to know them all better. Julianna is also planning a sleep over for her birthday, so we'll be doing it over again next weekend with 12 and 13 year olds. Julianna has cool friends, too.
Tomorrow (Sunday, so I guess it's actually today) we'll be having family over for a party for all three of our February girls. Mari was 11 last Wednesday, Julianna will be 13 on Tuesday, and Annika will be one next Saturday. Life is good.