Monday, February 20, 2012

Mini Reunion

After one night in the hospital, I was ready to go home and sleep in my own comfortable bed. Nurses are great and all, but I prefer to be comfortable at home and make the sleeping hours as comfortable as possible. That hospital bed is not made to lounge in!
Joe and I got home to a quiet empty home. Mark and Kelly who had been staying with us since Wednesday, had taken the kids down to Angela's house to give us some peace, which was exactly what the doctor ordered. We had a quiet afternoon and turned into bed early. But we all (mothers at least) know that this is just where it all begins. Miles had been so used to being held, that when he was just sleeping in the bed on his own, he kept waking up every hour or so. Feeling like there was no way he could actually be hungry every hour, I sterilized some binkies and started plugging. Still, it was a rough night with little sleep.
Sunday turned into somewhat of a mini reunion. Mark and Kelly came back up from Angela's house, and by this time Earl had picked Liz up from the airport and brought the kids home. We all just visited, napped, and had a great Sunday dinner together.
The kids all really love holding Miles, but with so much sickness going around, we had to set some ground rules. Winter was excited to write them down in a list.
After a busy (with a lot of people around) day yesterday, I am excited about a super quiet day. It's president's day, so Joe and the kids all have a free day. All the family is going to a skating place and eating pizza at Angela's house, and I get to stay home all alone. It feels wonderful not to worry about covering up for nursing, and just doing whatever. (don't get me wrong, it's wonderful too, to have people to keep me company and help out, but downtime is also precious)
Speaking of downtime, I'm gonna join Miles and take a nap!


Wendy said...

yay you posted! love it!

Maddy S said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new baby. So dang adorable. Congrats Jessica. Good job with delivering him sans epidural.

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