Sunday, February 08, 2009

Home Sweet Home

I am home! I am finally home!

Friday morning my nurse came in and said that she had spoken to my doctor and as long as there had not been any changes overnight and everything looked okay on the monitor with the baby I could be discharged!

My emotions went into overload. I was happy, excited, relieved, scared and nervous all at the same time! First and foremost I was beyond happy, happy to see Josh, Jonah and Riley! I was excited to be back in my own house and my own bed. I was relieved to be leaving the hospital and room 366. But I am scared that something will happen between now and when I have the baby and I will end up back in the hospital. I am also nervous that bed rest at home for the next six weeks is going to be a lot harder than being in the hospital.

I listened to the baby one last time on the monitor. She sounded perfect! Afterwards my nurse brought in my discharge notes which stated "mandatory bed rest with bathroom privileges only." It also included follow up instructions which stated "weekly sonograms with my perinatologist and weekly appointments with my OB."

I couldn't sign my name fast enough!

I called Josh to share the good news and the voice that responded back did not sound good at all. He and Jonah both have the flu! He had a 104 degree fever, couldn't even stand and didn't feel it was safe to drive in the car. While I agreed I was disappointed because I was so ready to leave! Josh offered to have a car service pick me up but I decided to wait until Jerod could pick me up and drive me home.

I walked in the front door to a dark house and my two guys asleep on the couch. Josh looked up with sleepy eyes and said "I'm glad you are home." Then Jonah sat up and with the sweetest smile he asked "Mommy, are you done with your checkup?"


Katie said...

So glad you are home!!! sorry to hear that your boys are sick :( I hope they feel better soon!!

Amy said...

YEA!!! Sorry the boys aren't feeling well but you are HOME!

Courtney said...

so glad you are home. I hope the boys feel better soon. I am so sad we missed you on saturday, I was looking forward to spending some time with you!!!

The Clark Family said...

I am so glad to hear you are home, even if the boys have the flu. Take care of eachother and stay in bed!! Hugs and love...

Kim said...

That's so great you are home, Monda! I'm sure you are so happy to be with Jonah. That must have been extremely hard on you. Take it easy and enjoy the time with your family.

hoLLy said...

yea! i'm thrilled for you! we'll keep you guys in our prayers that everything will stay okay and that you can stay there!

hope everyone is feeling better over there-we've had our share of that stuff too! cali is the only one left with something.

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