All of my nurses were sweet and helpful. We have been to that Labor and Delivery floor 5 times in 7 years, so we felt special when we returned this time and walking down the hall nurses would recognize us. Nurses from our previous stays stopped in just to say hi and congratulate us. Their excitement for us was touching, positive responses aren't always so easy to come by.
My mom has been keeping the kids alot, they trickle in and out and rotate from my house to her house. Bethany and Joseph have spent some full days and nights at home but Jenna has been perfectly fine with staying at Mamma's. Brady is the one I shouldn't really be lifting and he is a handful, so he has been spending more time with her when Joe isn't home to help me. I miss them all, but it is a huge blessing to be able to have these first days to rest and enjoy Anne.
The kids were all home last night and it felt normal, Brady has gotten better about smacking Anne across the face to yank her paci out. He is getting used to her and went around the house like he normally does, occasionally he came over to her and rubbed her head. I'm sure it is gonna take some getting used to, but each day makes a little difference.
I can't imagine jumping right into life with all 5 of them right now, especially Brady. Hoping to get into a new routine of life with all of them very soon though. The older ones are really good for the most part. We are so blessed to have my mom close and so willing to support us. She is awesome! People can't believe she is taking care of all 4 of them for us, but I can. I love you so much Mom, Joe and I both say THANK YOU!!