We were actually a little late getting there. Not late, but later than I wanted to be. His nurse Charlie had him all packed up when we got there. I thought we may have to wait around a bit but Charlie was ready to kick him out! We got him changed into his 'going home' outfit as Charlie went over the discharge instructions. We said our goodbyes and Charlie escorted us to labor and delivery because the staff had requested we stop to show off our boy!
Helen, Melanie and Charlie with Reed. Helen told us if we hadn't shown up by the end of her shift, SHE was taking him home!
Our little guy, all ready to go! I did try to put booties on his feet but they are so tiny, they just fell off. I guess this makes two barefooted babes at our house.
Me and Reed with Kathy and LauraBeth. Kathy admitted me and was my nurse the day Reed was born. She was awesome! LauraBeth was my nurse one day during my week-long stay. She and I used to live in Pontotoc together and her dad was the pastor of our church. I hadn't seen her since we were in elementary school until a few weeks ago!
Our precious family, minus our little big guy!
Finally outside after 2 1/2 weeks with no windows.
We got home about 12:30 and fed him. Brad's dad brought Will home a little after 1:00 and visited for awhile. Then from 2 to 4 I did NOTHING but hold my baby. We napped in the recliner amidst Will running around and slamming doors and being a noisy toddler. I didn't care, though. I finally had my baby in my arms in our house and I was loving it! It has been an interesting evening since Will isn't the constant center of attention. He seems to like Reed but then throws stuff at him. I don't think it is anything personal against Reed, Will just likes to throw things! It is a frustrating thing for me and Brad to deal with (throwing in general) but what can you do besides time-out and spankings? I know life is just going to get more interesting and challenging in some ways, but I am so thrilled to have my baby home, I just don't care how challenging it may become!