Today we brought Ryder home from the hospital! Rustin will be coming home tomorrow. They actually offered to have me take them both today, but I opted for one at a time. I am not one of those people that jumps straight into the pool and gets wet all at once, I am more the one stair at a time type :-) So far Ryder is doing pretty well, despite all of Riley and Kaiya's attempts to "love" him. I was actually a little nervous to start bringing babies home, but the adventure has to start sometime!
This morning I met with some gals from our church who are organizing volunteers to help. It is amazing to me how many people are willing to do something. Sign-up sheets went around in all the classes last Sunday and even several men signed up to help out.
My recovery is slow, but steady. Everyday I feel a little bit better. I still have a lot of swelling in my feet, legs and tummy. If I leave my feet down for too long, they really puff up. My family finds my feet quite entertaining. They (my feet) have been compared to a memory foam mattress---you can push your finger into them and then take it away, but the indent still stays there. And it doesn't just have to be finger shapes, it works for just about anything.
I also walk pretty slowly, since I still have some pain. Today I took my aunt, who has MS, and my grandma with me to the NICU to see the babies. We had a race to see who could get there first. It was kind of like watching three turtles race in slow motion. I am sure we were quite a sight :-) (No offense Grandma and Jeanie).
My kids, when they first saw me in something besides a hospital gown, had some funny comments. My son Riley told me that I was skinny again and he was so excited that he could put his arms all the way around my waist when he hugged me. My daughter, Kaiya, just said, "Wow, mom! How come you are still fat? Did they leave one of the babies in there?" I think I need to work with her on being a little bit more tactful :-)