Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Coming Home

Gage is ready to go!
After 2 1/2 days in the hospital, it was time to go home. I was very ready for my own bed but felt sad to leave the comfort of the hospital! We had many wonderful nurses throughout our stay, but Marilyn, our discharge nurse was absolutely the best! She spent so much time with us helping us with breastfeeding and preparing us for going home. Another nurse gave Gage a bath, which he didn't like very much. But he did enjoy his time warming up under the warmer!

It was time for us to go. Craig got the car and the nurse and I walked out with Gage. I felt tears welling up in my throat as so many feelings were coming over me. It seemed like ages since we had come into the hospital. I felt surprisingly disappointed that it was over. The day, the moment that I had been looking forward to had come and gone and now we were going home. I never expected to feel sad it was over! While I was pregnant I couldn't wait until it was over and I had my baby!

Two different perspectives...
The minute Craig started the car a talk radio program came on and Craig said, "This is how it's going to be buddy...you and me listening to talk radio in the car." I was sitting in the back seat with Gage, feeling so emotional and trying to hold it together. Along our route home I would have a thought and burst into tears telling Craig things like, "I just feel so much closer to my friends who have had kids now..." And Craig would be saying things like, "Look Gage, there's Jack Trice Stadium where we're going to be spending lots of time together!" Me: "I didn't think I would, but I miss being pregnant..." More crying. Craig (after listening to me and doing his best to comfort): "There's Reiman Gardens where we will take you someday!" All of a sudden I started to laugh at how different we were dealing with coming home from the hospital! Thank goodness for my cute and sweet husband who helps balance me.

Gage is home!

1 comment:

Partyhouse 4 God said...

He is so cute all bundled up. I remember bringing Pres home and Greg had to stop at Lowes just to show Pres where he will be shopping at or the next 80 yrs. I was emmotional too, and Greg just wanted to show his new son all the IMPORTANT places that couldn't wait until he could at least see out the window or had his eyes open while I am crying my head off just overwhelmed at the thought of 4 kids. These are the stories that Gage will love to hear when he is older!
~ Going through this with you (GTTWY) Shelli