Sunday, January 18, 2009

Going home!

I suspect it will be later today b/c it usually takes hours to get released from the hospital, but we *should* be going home today!!

It's been a very rough morning because Benjamin seems to feel 100% better. Matthew is at home with Andrew (going to drop him off at my parents' soon) so it's just B and me. He's been wide awake since 5:45 and wants to either be held all the time or be allowed to roll all around in his crib. Unfortunately, I can't allow that b/c he still has a tube in his nose and an IV in his foot. (Neither one is actually attached to anything, but they're left in until the last minute in case they're needed.) So I have barely had time to go to the bathroom, much less do important things like pump or eat breakfast. And to top it all off, they forgot my grits this morning. ARG!

So while I'm dying to take a shower and pump (ouch), I am glad through all this surface-level frustration that we're almost over this hurdle. If only B would take a nap now so I could type with both hands. :)

Here are some pictures from the past few days.

In daddy's arms. What a sweetie!

Lovin' the McDonald's straw.

Surrounded by his toys.

Look at how cute his hands look! Almost like they're folded.

Not one of his prouder moments. Here he is writhing in pain waiting for the Dulcolax to kick in. And boy did it. :)

You know they're feeling better when they start to look mischievous...

Here is Matthew's food from Amigo a couple nights ago. A full order of nachos supreme with mild salsa on the side. (Our shared chips and cheese dip are in my picture.)

Mmmm....a vegetarian D: cheese burrito, rice & beans, with cheese sauce on top. Plus said chips and cheese dip and mild salsa. (Oh, and sweet tea from the cafeteria...yummmmmy!)

I can't remember what was so funny, but I thought this was a cute picture. Then the rest are just extras from hanging out on the couch with Daddy.

Okay. Phew. Matthew is here now, so I'm going to go take care of some things. I hope that our next post is from home. Now I need a break and some SLEEP! I spent the last five out of six nights on this bouch with nurses coming in and out all night (though they're quiet and did well to not disturb--I'm a light sleeper), and most of my waking hours here the last seven days. I'm exhausted!!!
Thank you all for your prayers and visits, emails and blog comments. We love you all!!!!!


Mary Jo said...

YAY! I had a feeling it would be soon. I bet you are so worn out! I hope it's a good transition home...glad Matthew is there with you now. HUGS - MJ
PS B is just as cute as ever! He is just so sweet!

Christia said...

Yay for going home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously B is soooo cute, and Gabriel LOVES McDonald's straws, also!

Susan Massoud Farley said...

Yeah!! Update and let us know when you are back home. I know you will be so relieved

Amber said...


Just wait til he's lovin' more than the straw like my kid :) "I want burger and fries!!"

Verna said...

Yay, Now get a shower and try to get a bit of rest too, I'm sure you are exhausted.

Ginger said...

Yay that you get to go home. Tonight you will sleep in your own bed and hopefully get lots of rest! Benjamin is getting so big and so strong and so adorable. I absolutely love his smile and always look forward to updates. :)

Stephanie said...

The pictures melt my heart. He is just a blessing to this world.