Friday was spent in the hospital, just hanging out and relaxing with Paige. It was a pretty easy day. I ordered enough breakfast for the sisters and I while Cody was home getting Harper ready to come visit. Harper was so excited to come up and see Paige again and she held her all morning. She also enjoyed running around the hospital playing on their computers and running in the halls. Paige ate and slept, ate and slept. Dr. Lipscomb saw her that morning and said that she was perfect and gave her a great report. She passed all her tests and spent most of the day just being held by everyone. Taylor and Carleigh went home with Harper for nap time and they all three just relaxed at home. Cody and I laid around the hospital room and enjoyed some peace and quiet for most of the afternoon. We only had Buddy and Kelly come visit since we told most people we would be home Friday so we thought home visits would be easier. Around 4pm, we were told we could go home (we asked, we were ready!). It still took a few hours for them to discharge us, read us all the paperwork, explain all the meds, and for us to get packed up. But we were able to head home around 6 and it was nice to be comfy in our own house. We put her in an outfit so she would stay warm on the way home and it was so big on her! She is so little!
Thursday, February 26, 2015
I was remarkably impressed with how smooth everything went on Thursday, considering no one was prepared for Paige to come that day. Our first priority was to spend time with Paige, and then to have Harper get to meet Paige before anyone else. We got to just relax in our room for about 2 hours and then Buddy and Serena brought Harper up to the hospital. She came in the room and was extremely nervous and freaked out. I might have scared her a bit with my rushing around and being nervous and anxious that morning. Cody held her and she wouldn't come near me. Finally, I just grabbed her and sat her on my lap and she did great. She hugged me for awhile and then finally met Paige. I can't believe it, but she instantly loved her. She looked at her fingers and toes and gave her kisses. She held her for a good 20 minutes, which is big in toddler time.
After about 30 minutes, they came to take Paige to get her first bath. They also were moving us to our room for the night. And after that our family was allowed to come in. During her bath, Cody said she hated it but loved getting her hair brushed. And in her bath pictures, she looks so much like Harper in her first bath pictures. They have the same little nose and eye shape. Harper was a little chunkier, but their pictures look almost like the same baby.
After bath, most of the family got to come in the room. They were able to watch the bath too, but now it was time to pass the baby around. Mark and KK, Buddy and Serena, Gary and Kristi, Taylor and Carleigh. Kristen was out of town in Chicago and I am betting we both teared up during the day. But I am so thankful that she was coming home that night. Everyone got to hold her and she just slept the entire time. Harper got some good attention and a Frozen balloon from KK. Plus, any gifts for Paige were just as fun for Harper to open. Sadly, since she came early, she missed her shower that weekend. So the grandparents brought their gifts to the hospital so we would have them for her. After awhile, Carleigh and Taylor took Harper to run around the hospital and get some energy out. When she got back, she immediately wanted to hold Paige. We let her up on the bed and she got to hold her. And of course, sweet girl, loved on her so well. She broke out in Happy Birthday and it was the most precious thing ever! Kristen got into DFW at 6pm and immediately drove up. She got to see Paige from 8-9 and it was so nice of her. She is pregnant and usually goes to bed at 8, so I was thankful that she came at all! Cody took Harper home at 8 so that they could both get a good night's sleep. Then at 9, Kristen and KK went home and Taylor and Carleigh stayed the night with me at the hospital. Taylor got the crappy fold out chair and Carleigh got the foam on the floor. Poor girls. Paige slept good that night, but I had to keep my hand near her so she wouldn't cry. I'm sure she had a rough day.
Happy BIRTHday Paige Marie! We love you so much!