Ahhhhhhh. Finally. Day 67. Jason and Mom and I went to the hospital this morning around 10:30. Nurse D was waiting for us. Saw nurse J who gave Alexis her first swimsuit (Daddy was pleased!) and got to see several of our other favorite nurses. Dr. M did a final check on her and they sent us on our way. We got home around noon.
The boys are still in Kokomo. They don't know anything about Alexis coming home. I asked Jim and Connie not to say anything since you never know when plans will change and I wanted to see their reactions myself. I can't wait untill they get home. When they get home, I can finally feel like I have 3 children, not 2 children here and 1 child there. I think maybe I've felt like my children were divorced but without any animosity. I had custody of my boys in the mornings and custody of Alexis in the afternoons. Evening custody was 50/50. And tonight we can all be a family together.
The doctors have suggested not taking Alexis out to anyplace crowded, not that I have plans to go anywhere anyway. They also have suggested limiting the number of visitors she receives. So while I can't wait for everyone to see Alexis, we're going to lay low for a week or so (I reserve the right to change this time frame), and keep the visitors limited to grandparents only right now. I'm also feeling hyper-protective, so forgive me if I act a bit anal and obsessive about things for a while. She's lived in a very sterile, protective environment for over 2 months and now her tiny body is going to be subject to a whole new set of germs.
Time to go clean something.