I had Ellie on a Monday night and we didn't go home until Friday morning. Seems like a long time but it really wasn't bad. Had a beautiful view, amazing nurses, lots of visitors, and it gave us a lot of time to get familiar with Ellie and learn from the nurses about how to take care of her basic needs. They really provided us a great starter tutorial so we felt pretty prepared when we got home.
I barely left my bed. I was in a lot of pain but eventually started getting up for the bathroom and to take small walks with Rodger around the floor. I eventually took a shower and even changed Ellie's diaper. Rodger pretty much took care of her the whole time we were there.
The food was okay. They did provide us with a celebration dinner of steak which was actually pretty good. And they called me for every meal to get my order. I most looked forward to the two bowls of Frosted Flakes I requested every morning. They did cut me off on the last morning there citing nutritional reasons. Whatever, after we got home I got myself a huge box.
I was surprised after the c-section how many muscles are in your abdomen. It hurt so bad to cough or laugh. We watched the first Republican convention and I couldn't stop laughing so that wasn't so great.
The days in the hospital with our little Ellie were really special. I was even a little nostalgic for it when we got home. But it passed quickly. I just love cuddling with our baby wherever I am. She is the best.
|With Dr Chou|
|Our favorite nurse, Kevereen|
|Finally heading home|