Thursday, November 17, 2011

We're home

We made it!

She passed all her tests, kept her temp up and we were released this afternoon about 3:30.

It's very surreal to be home after nearly 2 weeks gone.

Charlotte seems a little overwhelmed. She's yet to sleep. She ate kinda crappily, then wanted more an hour later and ate well. I was a little worried because I don't even have a pump, so if she doesn't eat, I'm going to HURT. Thankfully she did a great job a little earlier. She almost nodded off, but as soon as I put her down, she woke up again. She seems to be looking around like "whoa. Where AM I?"

Obviously she can't see much, but I'm sure the shapes are different, the smell is different, the sounds are different. She hears Robbie and she seems really curious. I hope she settles in soon. I hope *I* settle in soon. It's just surreal.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need a nap.


--Trish

19 comments:

cd0103 said...

Yay! Congrats!

Adriane said...

You did it!!!!! So happy for you. Hope you all get some rest. Can't wait to see more pics of your sweet baby girl who is HOME. :-)

Georgy said...

Congratulations Trish; glad to hear it was a short NICU stay and Charlotte's home now.

A and W mom said...

<3

kcoleman said...

Congratulations!! So happy for you guys. I hope everyone settles in nicely and quickly.

Meghan said...

YEAH!!!!! So glad she's home! Hope you all settle in quickly and you get some rest.

Deep Thinker said...

Yay!

Anonymous said...

Dude. Man up. I was in the hospital for 9 weeks before having my daughter at 35 weeks. At that point, I had a vertical c section and they didn't hook up my medicine bag. That was 9 horrible weeks of bed rest, bleeding, constant worry and missing my 6 year old son. And still I complained far less than you. You have two healthy children and you will be fine.

HazelMay said...

Anonymous, training for the pain Olympics, are we?

Martie said...

Anonymous must be quite bitter about bringing her children into this world. Trish was not complaining, simply stating what she's been through. And after a c-section, people need their rest regardless how long a hospital stay.
Trish, I am so happy for you. After the struggles you had with #1, you deserve a relatively simple birth story with #2. Enjoy every moment you have :)

Monika said...

Ditto what Martie said. Yeesh. Love how people post rude comments but aren't "man" enough to post with an identity.

Very glad it ended up being a short stay and that you guys are home now! <3

Court said...

Anon, well you obviously win. You had a tougher time, you don't complain (but really isn't that what you are doing?), and you don't even need a nap. Here is your medal. Oh wait...

Trish, I am thrilled you guys are home relatively unscathed. It's an adjustment with 2, but I have no doubt you will to to the challenge. Enjoy your nap.

Sara said...

Hey, Anonymous, my son died. I guess I win the Pain Olympics.

As for Trish, she wasn't even complaining.

And FOR Trish... I'm so thrilled that your stay was short and she is HOME!!! I'm so excited and happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Oh, whatever. She is still just blah blah blahing about her complaints. You aren't the only one to struggle with pregnancy, you aren't the only one to lose a child (so Sara, no.. you don't win)... You aren't the only one to almost die during birth, struggle settling in... but you should be praising whatever higher power you believe in that you have two healthy babies - even with Robbie's struggles. Where is the praise? Oh, you are too busy complaining. I forgot. Lame.

Sara said...

So have YOU lost a child?

Anonymous said...

Yes. 5 actually. Is that enough for you? Here, let me spell them out.

1. Pregnancy lost at 14 weeks due to T21 complications.

2. Stillbirth at 20 weeks. Delivered daughter after 4 days of labor.

3. Loss of daughter 1 day after birth due to heart issues.

4. Loss of two of three triplets. One at 8 weeks, one at 16 weeks due to T16. Went on to successfully deliver daughter at 35 weeks after 9 weeks in hospital. Almost died on the table and again the next day. 4 blood transfusions were necessary.

Is that enough information for you?

I don't define myself by my losses. I have grieved them and will carry them all of my days. I define myself as proud mother of two beautiful, healthy children and as someone who doesn't quit. Ever.

Sara said...

And yet you judge other mothers going through hardship. My son died when he was 15 weeks old just 2 months ago. It taught me patience and respect for others. And most of all, that life is too short to insult and judge other mothers.

If you feel so strongly about tearing Trish down, at least do it behind your own name.

Martie said...

Anon, if you are just going to complain about what you think Trish is doing, just don't visit her blog. Honestly, it's not your job to educate people on how good they have it. It is your job to take care of you and your child(ren). So, live in peace and support, but please stop the pain Olympics. I am sorry for your series of losses in the past, but if you don't know what Trish has been through, just stop.

Mab said...

Anon: Butt out. Everyone has her own struggles and her own level of pain. Take an opportunity to identify with those who share some of your grief, or go wallow in your own. Just because other children die doesn't mean I'm going to not worry about mine. As a matter of fact, I'll worry about him more.

Trish has more than paid her dues, if you'll look back far enough. We who choose to identify and support one another expect her to post this information so we can support her. You don't like it, then go away and be hateful to someone who gives a damn what you think.