Why yes, I am just now getting around to posting about our stay in the hospital when Brooks was born…EIGHT weeks ago! HA!
I am one of those weird people who LIKES to be in the hospital having a baby. I know. But it’s fun to me! Brooks was born on a Monday and we went home on Wednesday morning. Even though I like it, I was ready to be at home! I can never sleep while in the hospital, I always end up staying up ALL night the night baby is born. I mostly just stare at the sweetness. I guess it’s because I know I need to soak up that time that I have to myself. I only slept a couple of hours the entire time we were in the hospital so I was completely wiped out by the time we left! Thankfully my rockstar husband took off work for two weeks!
I don’t really have any stories to tell, we just visited with family and friends who came by and kissed on baby Brooks a lot! Oh there is one story…the photographer! At our hospital the people that take the baby’s hospital picture are not hospital staff. Tuesday morning the lady came in our room to take his picture. They never give you warning about when they are coming, so if you’re busy, too bad so sad. So she came in and said she would give me a few minutes to get him dressed and would be back. I didn’t really want pictures but since we did them with the other three I decided that we might as well do them. I got him dressed in the sweet little blue day gown that Griffin and Peyton wore for their picture that my mom made. She came back in and was setting up my bed to take the pictures on. She moved the bed to the highest position it would go and made a “nest” on the end of my bed with my boppy pillow. She then proceeded to put my brand new baby in said “nest”. Now. He was on the end of the bed in an elevated position on the boppy pillow. He was so close to the end of the bed that his feet were touching her. He could have slid off had she moved. She then said,”Ok mommy, need you to move back.” This would be because I was standing close enough to catch my kid if I needed to!!!! I looked at her like she had lost her ever loving mind and said, “UM, you have my newborn baby on the end of a bed, I’m not moving.” And then she brought her arms to her chest and touched her fingers together and said,”um well do you want shadows on his pictures?” in a smarty way. I gave her a “go to hell” look and said, “ummmm NO and I don’t need your pictures either” as I was grabbing him up outta her stupid nest and I immediately turned by back to her with him in my arms. She said,”well ma’am I’m sorry you feel this way.(is she for real?) I want you to know in 5 years I have never had an accident(is she for real?).”
And then I said, “and you’re NOT going to have one with my baby either.”
So she packed up and left.
Hubs was sitting on the couch this entire time, he knew the momma tiger was coming.
That lady was loony tunes. Couldn’t she have offered to take the pics somewhere else since it made me uncomfortable?
Anyway, other than that our hospital stay was perfect! The nurses were incredible. I felt VERY well taken care of! Every minute of the day! They were so sweet and caring.
OH and one more little exciting story from the hospital! My sister and I work together, we bring our babies to work with us for a while. So, since it would be tough to have two babies at work at the same time, the plan was for her to get pregnant when Brooks was born. On Tuesday while she was visiting me in the hospital she told me that she thought she was going to take a pregnancy test the next morning. Wellllllll at 1 am I got this text…As soon as I saw it I let out a shreek!!! Hubs jumped straight up out if a dead sleep…”what’s wrong?!” Me, “OMGGGGG Al is pregnant!!” Yeehaw! We were pregnant at the same time and didn’t even know it! HA! oops!
Back to Brooks…
After his bath! My middle of the night view! I’m not going to commentate all of these! AND please by all means do not get your feelings hurt if you visited and your pic is NOT here! Several of the pictures didn’t turn out so well!! That “L” is comical! Wasn’t worried about changing it to a “B” while we were there! HA! Landon is still his first name so it’s ok! Headed home!