Sunday, September 18, 2011

Home Sweet Home

The first day in the hospital was non-stop, to say the least. It seemed like every 10 minutes there was a doctor, nurse, hearing test, someone wanting birth certificate information, newborn photos, lactation consultant, etc. It was hard to get much time to just take her all in. And to be honest, that's really all I wanted to do.

Family and a couple of friends came up to visit and see Landry for the first time. That part was the fun part.

The second day, however, was the complete opposite. No visitors, no doctors just a lot of time to snuggle Landry and just stare at her all day. I gotta say, it was kind of weird and lonely and nice all at the same time.

We found out early that my doctor wouldn't be there to come "dismiss" me until after her office closed. So we knew it would be evening before we were out of there. We asked the nurse if we could get things moving on everything else because we didn't want to get home too late and we wanted to make it home before the boys went to bed.

Well, even after being seen by my doctor, things didn't seem to move fast enough. We were ready to go home long before they were ready for us. So in the meantime, we played dress up. This is a first for me since I'm used to just throwing on t-shirts and shorts on my boys and if they're lucky, brushing their hair.

Finally we got clearance to pack up and go home. It seemed to take eternity. I couldn't wait to get home and get started on our new life as a family of five.

 Landry seemed too tiny to even put in the car seat.
 We almost made it to the elevators and Justin reminded the transport guy that Landry still had her ankle bracelet on. Good thing he reminded him because he said all the hospital alarms would have gone off. Glad we didn't have that be part of our going home adventure.

Just as we get her packed in the car and I'm about to take a sigh of relief that we're finally headed home, our car doesn't start! The battery was dead. We have to call the hospital security to come give us a jump. Really? Of ALL days? Luckily, we were only waiting a total of about 5 minutes and a jump was all we needed. This heat has caused us to buy batteries for both of our cars this summer. 


We made it home just before 8:00 p.m. and the boys came running to meet us. I'm bummed because all the pictures turned out really blurry but they were excited to see Landry. After Campbell's reaction to her in the hospital, I wasn't too sure how he'd act once we brought her home.

Once we walked in, we couldn't find Campbell and Justin finally found him in Landry's nursery waiting for her. He was dying to show her her new room. I just thought that was the sweetest thing. We're all adjusting to adding a baby in the mix. I seem to be the one having the hardest time and that's only because of the sleep deprivation. Even though we just did the newborn thing with Campbell just three years ago, it still is a shock to the system. Everything else seems to be fitting in just fine. The boys are great with her, she's healthy, feeding great and such a good baby. What a blessed life we have.


  1. Awww. So glad you all are home and getting settled. They always take forever for checkout. Can't wait to see more photos of your sweet Landry.

  2. I love that the boys were waiting in the nursery! I bet they are loving her like crazy! She is perfect!!



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