Small disclaimer: I am not the best writer, nor am I the best at organizing my thoughts, and usually my posts just turn into ramblings, but at least you knew beforehand.
I never knew just being able to be a family all under one roof would make me feel so happy. I was excited to not only prepare a meal for my family, be able to sit down at the same table, have everyone tell me how delicious it was, and better yet.....everyone ate it! I didn't mind so much when Faye took something of Mitchells and he would chase her around the couch yelling "give that back, it is mine Faye" and Faye laughing that she had again been able to tease Mitchell. I had a smile on my face the whole time I was able to clean floors, and bathrooms, knowing Faye was in the other room, introducing Nixon to all of his baby toys. I know probably some of you are thinking, on a trip home away from the hospital you were cleaning bathrooms instead of hanging out with your kids? But if we had a "normal" life, and on a "normal" day that is what I would have been doing.
So although Nick and I debated about taking Faye home. We had told the doctors numerous times that we didn't want to go home, that we just wanted to stay at the hospital. We were nervous about something going wrong being so far away, we were nervous if we would be able to handle flushing her line? (which now we realize isn't such a big deal) Because the idea of taking everything home from her room, just to come back in two days and bring it all back, seemed like a huge undertaking, and we wouldn't really even get a lot of time to hang out. But when the doctors said we could take her home for about a week, that was just an opportunity we could not pass up. Everything went smoothly, we were able to organize her stuff a little bit better. And within the first few minutes home Nick and I realized we needed this much more than we could have ever imagined.
Just taking care of her babies.
Getting in some Mario Kart time with Mitchell. Mitchell sets it up so they play as a team, so all Faye has to do in the game is throw the turtle shells and such. But she doesn't know that, she still thinks she has to steer too. And besides who cares, as long as she is the princess she is good to go.
Someone came and planted these flowers in our front yard when I was gone. I was so happy about it, it was the first thing I noticed when I got home. Faye loved watering them.
Her favorite things to do at home: catch bubbles, and go on walks.
She had sure been missing out on getting to take a "big" bath. We wrapped her arm in Saran wrap, to make sure her line didn't get wet. But Still she had to keep her arm out of the water.
One of Faye's most favorite foods is corn on the cob. When she was little and we would be shucking it, she would just pick a cob up and start eating it raw.
When I was getting Nixons PJs on I was showing Faye that he had a hat that matched his PJs. When she realized this, she was quick to grab her "night night" hat too. Of course Mitchell couldn't miss out. And Nixon was super happy about the whole event.
When we were able to go home the doctors said we couldn't take her anywhere inside, because of the risk of getting her sick. But they did say outside was okay. So she got to go to her first, and last one of Mitchells
t-ball games. I think that was a good thing that she hasn't been able to go to more because halfway through she wanted to go home.
Doing some projects with Mitchell, a little play dough, and some paint!
And of course to end the trip some rides on Dad!
Just what we needed to get us energized for round two!
~Stacey (Fayes Mom)