I can’t get over the fact that we are actually home!! Thursday night was a pretty stressful time for me. I just “knew” that something was going to happen to delay Gabby’s discharge. So much for being a “half full” kind of person, huh? Ha ha! 🙂
Anyway, I got to the hospital on Friday morning and had butterflies in my tummy! I couldn’t find our nurse right off, so I just sat there and waited for a bit. I looked at the monitor and saw the word “Brady” on the alarm section. The time on it would have corresponded to her breakfast time. However, I was hoping for the best because this happened on Wednesday as well, and they didn’t count it. They said it was just a ‘quick’ on that she had with her vitamins. (That stuff smell like they taste horrible!) Anyway, the nurse got back from her break and before I could even ask about the Brady, she said, “Daneen said she is definitely going home today!” Wow! Probably they couldn’t stand the thought of dealing with me any more than I could stand to stay there longer. 😉
But I brought thank you notes for our provider with a S’bucks card in it and a big bowl of assorted chocolates for all our “sweet” nurses. They all seem very appreciative that I would thank them or show MY appreciation at all. I’m convinced that nurses and medical providers are some of the most unappreciated people. So I hope that I helped them feel good on one day at least. I know I was stressed during parts of this process, but I really tried to keep from “venting” that on the staff that was caring for our girls. Even with the whole Brady count and how ridiculous it seemed, I still realized that they are just part of the system and there is little that they can do about it.
Anyway, our discharge paperwork was done in what I thought was record time! My dad came up to help me lug all the “stuff” and the two car seats out. I fed the gals hoping to make it home before having to stop. Believe me, I wanted out of there so fast that you’d never find my tracks! We didn’t quite make it all the way home. I had to stop in Gallup to feed Gabby. Seven weeks away hasn’t improved that town in my mind at all, by the way. 😉
Finally we got home! The 3 big littles were jumping up and down as I pulled up! Then they were climbing in the car to see their sisters the were SO excited. 🙂 Everyone got a chance to hold one of the babies, and they spent the rest of the evening hovering over them as they slept in the swing and bouncy seat. Qade asked at one point, “Are we going to keep them here?” Ha ha! I assured him that we would keep them because they are part of our family.
The first night went pretty well over all. I’m really anxious to get back into a new normal! I’m trying to hold myself back from doing EVERYTHING all at once. The most important thing right now is to get the twins into a good routine. Once they’ve got that down the rest of our daily activities will fall into place.
This morning I made coffee in MY coffee pot!! I drank it out of MY mug and sat in MY rocker and sipped it while I chatted with my kiddos and watched the babies snooze.