I’m finally home after being gone for over a month. When I first walked in the door, it didn’t smell like my house 🙁 I think it had more to do with the fact that no one had been home in four days. To be honest … there is baby stuff and gifts ALL OVER THE PLACE! We have been so blessed with gifts from family and friends, but with being in the hospital, we haven’t been able to find a place for all of them. Doug and I have a pact to sort thru all of the piles and find homes for everything.
Mom went grocery shopping for us. How wonderful it was to have a full fridge and not have to fill it yourself. I feel so spoiled!
Rae took me to get my prescriptions filled and I picked up a b’day gift for Doug. I had a little anxiety being in public again. In the hospital people treat you almost fragile. When I was pregnant, people gave me space and made sure to not cut me off. Now, I’m in the normal flow of the crowd. People walk closer and cut me off. It was an adjustment since I’m still not 100% and am still recovering from surgery. No need to fear – I survived!
We had a pizza dinner (Tony Maroni’s of course!) with my family and opened up gifts. Then we had cake. Jaden danced around naked almost the entire time. We got a gift in the mail from Jackie, a college friend. Jaden modeled the embroidered bibs in his birthday suit! What kind of mom would I be if I didn’t take pictures? Those are going to show up when his girlfriend is over in 15 years!
When my family left, we got Jaden ready for bed. Then we cuddled up to watch a movie. I was in the middle, my head on Doug’s shoulder, and Jaden cuddled up under my other arm. My heart melted … this is exactly what I missed so much when I was gone. When it was time for bed, Jaden tried his best to sleep in our bed. But (you would be proud of me) I held my guns … Jaden only gets to sleep in our bed on “non-school” nights. Instead, we all crawled into Jaden’s bed and read our two stories. I got to turn on Jaden’s night-light and I got to kiss Jaden goodnight. I’ve missed it WAY too much!
It’s good to be home, but a part of me is still in the NICU. Those babies are in the best hands and are being taken very good care of. Doug and I are going to take Jaden to school in the morning, then spend the day at the hospital. I know the boys will be home very soon and we will be a happy family of six in no time.
A HUGE thank you to my mom and sister for all that they have done for me while in the hospital. The two of you have done SO much – played endless card games, ran errands, rubbed lotion of my feet, washed endless loads of baby clothes, etc. You both helped keep me sane and helped those baby boys stay happy in my belly. I love you both!
Home sweet home!