We've been home for a week and a half from the hospital and our little man will be 2 weeks tomorrow. While in the hospital I couldn't wait to get home, sleep in my own bed and have some normalcy back in my life. Let's just say there isn't any normalcy to our lives. I've slept in my bed maybe 2 times, our routine is so different than what it used to be. Nights are definitely the hardest part about Cole, he has had a few good nights and a few not so good nights. Looking back the hospital wasn't so bad, the luxury of the nursery and not having to worry about anything else but taking care of Cole was so nice. Now we have bills that are coming in, insurance that needs to figured out, Chad back to work, and real life that still needs to go on.
Luckily my mom has come out a few nights to help us get some sleep back and go grocery shopping for us. Chad's mom has also been coming and watching Cole so I can take a nap and shower, and our ward has been so great at bringing in meals for 2 weeks! Yep 2 weeks! I can't tell you how much this has helped us. Thinking about having to cook dinner makes me even more tired, and having full on yummy meals each night gives me something to look forward to each day.
Both Chad and I look forward to the day when parenthood starts to feel normal, and we can establish a new routine. We have been so used to our freedom and being busy out of the house that this has been a major adjustment for the both of us. I love this little boy more than anything and have faith that life will get easier and we will get sleep one day!
Here are a few pictures of our life after the hospital, courtesy of my mom.