Friday, May 01, 2009
Home Sweet Home
All dressed and ready to go home
"Riding in my chariot but I'm not sure where I'm going."
Our first day home went reasonably well. Kate is doing well and even ate some supper tonight. The little kids have taken turns having meltdowns, but I expected that they would. They are glad to have Mommy and Kate back home. Jeff's mom and sister flew home today. We are so thankful that they were willing to come and take care of the kids. I don't know what we would have done without them.
"Thank you, Aunt Penny!"
"We love you, Grandma!"
Kate had a few packages waiting for her when she got home, which she opened this morning. It worked out well so that she could ease into the day and share her surprises with her siblings (who had looked covetously at her big pile of loot from the hospital.) They are all lining up to have surgery so they can get presents. haha
Kate was very confused about what was happening when we got her ready to go home last night. She got panicked and started crying when Jeff wheeled her out of her room. I kept reassuring her that I was staying with her and we were going home. She continued to look apprehensive all the way home. Once we were home, she still acted a bit unsettled, so when I took her to her room, I showed her that Zoey was sleeping in her crib. Kate peered intently into the crib but didn't say anything. I got her settled in and was talking quietly to my sister in law outside the bedroom door, when we heard Kate talking to herself. A few minutes later we heard Zoey stirring in her crib, and then Kate said, "Are you Zoey?"
Zoey said, "Yes. Go night,night."
Kate retorted, "YOU go night, night."
Penny and I cracked up!!
Kate was pretty active today and took a long nap. It's been very good for her to be home and playing with her siblings. They do tend to gawk at her chest and all the new scars she has, so I have to remind them to give her some space and not stare.
"All ready for bed after my bath."