I feel like "Welcome to the Jungle" should be the Moran family theme song from now on because I'm pretty sure that is what my life is going to be like everyday from now on.
Jeff, Palmer, and I picked up The Queen B tonight around 5. Ashlyn Kay stayed with Laura & Ashley & big cat (ha) while we were taking care of business. After we gathered all of Blakely's belongings and got our million appointments set we were off. So here Jeff and I set out with the twins in tow and me sitting in between them. Not 5 minutes in Palmer starting crying because she had a bad diaper. Here goes Blake crying to make her feel better. So we stopped at the gas station, changed Palmers diaper, and off we were again. We picked up Ashlyn Kay and headed to the apartment. After taking a half a hour-not really-to unload three kids, their crap, and the stuff from the hospital...it began.
Jeff started to cook dinner and Palmer started to cry because she was hungry and so while Jeff was working on her bottle ashlyn kay was shaking keys in front of her face saying "hush baby sista, hush". Started feeding Palmer and here went Blake. So I started to feed Blake and then AK starts crying, "mac and teese, mac and teese". Okay, so now I am holding and feeding both twins, J is working on our dinner, plus mac and teese for big girl. I think by the time it was all over my shoulders were permanently stuck around my neck which is sure where they will be for the next oh lets say ever!
It is just so comical! We are so thrilled to have Blake home with us though. It is all becoming bittersweet and very real what has happened and what will continue to happen.
When you leave the NICU you are given a discharge summary which summarizes your child's stay. Upon reading what all happened the night she was born I was almost in tears. I never realized actually how terrible it was. She was born with no heart beat and they brought her back to life then lost her again and then brought her back...and here we were sitting in our SUV driving home. Oh Lord how much I love you for saving my angel!
Taking care of her bottom tonight was and will always be a constant reminder of her journey and our future journey to come.
I can't wait for Thursday but am sad at the thought of closing a very important chapter in my life. I also very sad to be leaving the Bradley family. They have been our saving grace and I will be indebted to their kindness and generosity forever. I love them so much!
Keep continuing to pray for a safe trip for us home and the ability to constantly give it to God.