|Going home two years ago!|
Hope came home for the first time! I remember the day so well. We got home really late at night because there was just so much to do before we were allowed to leave. The home health company was at the house when we got home and made sure the stuff was set up for her NG feedings. The boys were so excited to see Hope and loved that we were finally all home. We had everything ready for her...she slept in the same bassinet the boys did when they were babies. She had a brand new swing from her grandparents and we knew she would be much happier...and we were right. She was like a totally different baby at home. She slept through the night and it amazed the whole house. I, of course, slept very little. I kept getting up to check and make sure she was doing fine. I still do that...even with the boys I did it for a long time. I think it is a habit and I still check on the boys before I go to sleep.
There are so many wonderful thoughts and that day and every day since...we are a family! It didn't seem like it when Hope was in the hospital. The boys weren't allowed to visit much because it was flu season. I spent all day and most evenings at the hospital. I would come home to sleep and work out the plan for the day to see who would watch the boys while I was at the hospital. Jerry went back to work because I had maternity leave and we didn't need to worry about my salary, but we needed him to work. It was hard, but it was so worth every second. My mom took off work and was able to keep the boys most of the time. Everyone in our families stepped up to help out...they are amazing and if they are reading this...THANK YOU AGAIN!!!
Hope has been home for every single holiday. She came home right before Halloween and this will be the third Halloween that she has spent trick-or-treating. Of course, the first one we didn't really do anything with her, but we did take the boys out because we didn't want them to miss out. This year we will be heading out today...bundled up really warm because it is really cold here. I know everyone will have a great time and hopefully not too much candy.