Since coming home from the hospital, I've realized there are a few things I miss about living there...believe it or not.
*I miss the french toast, omelets, hashbrowns, chicken salad sandwiches, and creamy potato soup from the hospital cafeteria.
*I miss all the amazing staff that made my month in the hospital feel less clinical, and more loving.
* I miss the new friends I made, the other families going through the same thing, with their babies.
* I miss the doctors and nurses that I came to know, and become friends with.
* I miss the crushed ice machine.
Things I don't miss:
*Sleeping with all the lights on.
*Sleeping on the fold-out bench next to the really cold and drafty window.
*Sleeping in an open area where people are constantly coming in.
*Sleeping only an hour or two at a time, and hardly more than a few hours a night.
*Hearing other people NOT sleeping...as in, noisy!
*Not being able to sleep with my baby next to me, because of all his cords and monitors that keep him chained to within 3 feet of his monitors.
*Waiting in line for a shower.
*The monitors and machines that constantly BEEPED.
*The IVs, wires, lines, and monitors that were hooked up to baby, which made holding him difficult, and putting clothes on him impossible until his last few days as a patient.
*Having to use toilet seat liners.
Things I am happy about:
*Taking a bath!
*Sleeping next to my baby.
*Sleeping in my bed.
*Sleeping next to my husband.
*Being home with my kids.
*Having access to the rest of my wardrobe.
*Eating meals from home again.
*Seeing friends. (Still haven't seen any, but if you are healthy...come on by!)
*Going to church...eventually...when germs are less of a threat.
*Putting clothes on Kimble.
*Helping Kolby with homework.
*Enjoying the holidays with my family.
*Adding Kimble's Christmas stocking to the rest of the family's. (More on this later)
*Blogging about the rest of the family.