I was actually pretty surprised at how good I felt after delivery. I showered pretty much after I ate some breakfast and that really helped speed up the recovery. It's amazing what some warm water and smell good body wash can do for a person!!
Amelia was still at Ms. B's so we really took most of the day to enjoy our new little addition and rest up.
Our new family of four (I think Amelia's homemade shirt turned out perfect)
The evening didn't go quite like planned...there weren't suppose to be any big surprises, just a lot of baby holding!
Since I requested to go home after my 24 hours, we had a procedure and some newborn tests that needed to be completed and they used our first night in the hospital to get them done. I was hoping that I would have Jason there with me when they took him away for support and the voice of reason but he wasn't. Instead, I sat there, watched the clock, prayed and couldn't wait to get my baby back in my arms.
At 9:30pm, I hear wailing coming down the hall and I just knew it was my little man. He was so pitiful and it broke my heart. Not how I planned our night at all...I cuddled him, nursed him and tried to keep him as comfortable as possible.
Around 11am on Thursday, September 19th, we got the paperwork that we were both approved for discharge.
Jason, Amelia and Aunt Diane all showed up around lunchtime to get our bags packed so we could go home. This is the first time that Amelia would crawl up in bed with Mommy but I guess having the baby with me didn't hurt. She wanted to hold her brother and she didn't let her fear stand in her way.
**Something I want to remember about our walk from the maternity floor to the car--Amelia screamed the WHOLE time. She did not like me in a wheelchair! She kept saying "No, Mommy" and had the biggest tears in her eyes and streaming down her face. It was too much for her to handle! Once we got outside and we were waiting on the valet to bring our car, I got out of the wheelchair and she immediately calmed down.
We loaded up both kids and pulled out of the hospital driveway as a family of 4...such an amazing, surreal feeling.