Dom snapped this photo of Lucia last night while I was holding her upright on my lap to burp her. If you look carefully you can see my finger and thumb on either side of her jawline, but it sure looks like she’s sitting up on her own about to log in on my computer.
Oh it is so very good to be a home. And a whole day early at that. I can’t believe they actually discharged me today!
My hospital window looked right out over the ambulance entrance. The kids were entranced. (No, I didn’t mean to do that, but I’m too tired to think of a different word right now.)
I may write more about our birth experience later when I’m not having trouble keeping my eyes open for more than ten minutes at a time. I think I have more to say about it all. But for now I just want to say that the whole experience was just so peaceful and blessed and I want to thank each and every one of you who offered up prayers on our behalf because I know that all those prayers were supporting and sustaining me.
This was by far the easiest birth, the easiest hospital stay. I almost feel guilty for how smooth it all was. How did I get off so easily?
It was also the easiest discharge. I didn’t even have to fight to get out early. The nurses were all going to bat for me without my having to say a thing. They wanted to help me get back home to m own bed, to my family. And they went out of their way to make it happen smoothly and easily. I am so very grateful.
Bella just loves singing to Lucia. I’m trying very hard to be patient with this. Also trying to encourage her to sing when I have to put Lucia down.
Welcome home gang. I kept drifting off to sleep and Bella kept singing to Lucia. Trying not to be too annoyed by the constant jostling and jockey for position. Glad to be with my family again.
And so now we are home. Dom went and got me a great big sushi dinner to celebrate. And my awesome mother-in-law dropped off some Italian pastries from the Mike’s Pastries in the North End. A fitting way to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany—though the kids’ gifts will wait for tomorrow.
Ben was so very happy to have me to snuggle with him and read a book with him and tuck him into his bed. I think my being away affected him more than anyone else.
Anthony keeps saying, “Baby! Baby!”