Bobby's First Walk

Sunday, November 15, 2009

It is unseasonably warm here today. Like 67 degrees warm. Definitely not what you think of when you think mid November. When we were being discharged, the nurses told us that, should days like this crop up, as long as we bundled the babies up, they could go for short walks. So, Bobby and I went for a brief walk around the neighborhood and I am posting this from outside! We've been out about 15 minutes, so I'm taking him in after this, but I thought I'd share how we spent a lovely part of our early afternoon.

Abuelita and Grandpa (Peter's parents) came for a short visit as Bobby was waking up for lunch. So they witnessed our little one pee on himself, get changed into his third onesie of the day, and have his bottle. It was a short visit, but a nice one. I know they were really excited to see him at home and they cant wait until Maya is home with him. Then, we went for our little walk. Isnt he cute in his carrier?

I love the mei tai. I had initially bought them because they were the only carrier I found that got great reviews for doubling for twins (you can either back/front them or put one of each side). But after using it today, it is worth its weight in gold! Bobby was fighting sleep, so I put the he and the carrier on (which was a breeze) and he was asleep in minutes. He was snug enough that I could use my hands (although I found myself keeping that one hand on him (more for me, I think... this still doesnt feel real...) Same thing for the walk. He felt very secure and was out like a light before I left the driveway. I just came inside and put him in the cradle. He didnt even stir when I moved him from the carrier. It is just so easy... A++!

I realized today that I didnt take his hospital bracelet off last night. My mother-in-law saw it when I was changing his diaper and I cut it off then. There's a part of me that thinks they are going to come and take him away. That I couldnt possibly be lucky enough to have him home. There are other fears... That something will happen to Maya... I've never gone this long without seeing her and it is killing me. Peter was there twice today but I havent seen her since 5pm last night. I've never gone this long without seeing her. Not one day. We wanted to wait for the maiden voyage with Bobby to be when both of us could be there, since we werent sure how he would handle sitting in the carrier, needing to eat, needing changed, etc. Peter is helping a friend move today, so we decided we'd wait and go when he gets back, rather than me going alone with Bobby. It is so hard. I've called and she is fine, but it is still heartbreaking to have her there.

Well, my little Chipmunk is stirring... (and it is so cute!)


31 comments:

Alisha said...

So happy for you that you have Bobby home! That was a really poignant realazation about the bracelet. Bless your heart! I can't wait to read about Maya's homecoming!

Love you!

Kandi Ann said...

Hey Mitchy I just wanted to give you a huge internet hug. I know this is harder then you could have imagined. And well, welcome to the guilt train. It will be a lovely ride, One I wouldn't trade for the whole world. xoxo, Kandi (Ps. My sister is named michelle and her nick name is Mitch but uh. too boyish so I added a Y. You can shoot me if you wish.lol)

Michelle said...

Welcome home precious baby boy! Congratulations on Bobby coming home. I hope Maya can join him soon!

Lachlan's Mum said...

I am so, so happy to see Bobby home with you. What a beautiful photo of him in his carrier with his mama. I'm thinking of Maya and really hoping that she will come home soon too!

Bluebird said...

I can't believe your little boy is finally home! What a long, long road it's been. I can't imagine how surreal it must feel to see him in your house!! Now I'll focus my energy on hoping Miss Maya joins him soon :)

Glenda said...

Congratulations on Bobby being home! I can understand the surrealness and your emotions. Praying for Maya to quickly join him!

Kristie said...

So awesome! 'm glad you and Bobby are enjoying yourselves. Isn't pumping, feeding and taking care of him at home just crazy!?! It is so much work, and the mastitis can't be helping. You are doing an awesome job! I hope Maya sails right along over the next few days and joins you all at home quickly.

Michelle said...

I love it! So happy for you & Peter to have Bobby home. Hoping for Maya to follow shortly! Enjoy the warm while it lasts!

Paula said...

I'm so happy Bobby's home and I'm praying Maya joins him soon.

sonja said...

Welcome home, Bobby!!! Praying that your sweet sister is right behind you!

I'm so happy for you, Michele!

Heather said...

This post made me cry. I'm just so happy you have him home and can't wait to see Maya home with him. It just must feel so amazing...

sara (Angel Anthonys mom..with Alyson on the way) said...

I am so happy for you guys that Bobby is home .. and sounds like Maya is making her way home as well. I thins its wonderful that you are bringing Bobby to visit her too! They need eachother and I believe that he can help her out a ton!
It truly is a blessing to have your baby lay in their crib and "sing" to you.

and..haha... do you realize that at discharge (6lbs10oz) .. Bobby is bigger than my Alyson was at birth of 38 weeks 1 day ..she was only 5lbs 12oz.

Heres hoping Maya makes it home soon :)

one-hit_wonder said...

lovely!

Cromdubh said...

Nice touch , the green hat.
Definite tater.
I'm sure if Maya was in difficulty you would have heard.
Beir bua!!
Slán tamall,
Tom Johnson

gwinne said...

Oh, Michele, I'm just thrilled for you! I hope Maya gets to come home soon.

Once A Mother said...

Congratulations Bobby, on going home and on your first walk!

Sophie said...

She'll be okay Michelle. You'll have plenty of time to make it up to Maya. I bet those nurses are giving her lots of love and cuddles in your absence. Give yourself time and space to be with Bobby and don't feel guilty about it. It will be Maya's turn soon enough!

Your husband is one generous man to be helping someone move. Where on earth does he get the energy? He wont have it when both those babes are home!

Reba said...

yeah!! i am so glad to hear bobby is home!! hopefully soon maya will join him and then the real fun can begin :)

Just Breathe said...

Very exciting post about your son Bobby being home. Maya has to follow very soon. My heart is overflowing with the happiness I feel for you and Peter.

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful to hear you have your little boy home now. Mothers never quit worrying tho. I pray when I worry and it does help to know God is there and is in control. Hugs and love, Anne

Barefoot said...

Congratulations on Bobby's homecoming! And how exciting -- a walk.

Hoping you all are doing well and adjusting, and that Maya won't be far behind.

NancinaT said...

Remember, once you bring him home and cut off the tags, there's no exchanging him!! Congrats, I am so excited he is home with you! Maya will be there too before you know it!! Come on Maya!!! We're praying for you!!

cheryllookingforward said...

Congratulations on having Bobby home! I can't wait to see the post for Maya. This has been a long journey!

Leah said...

Bobby is home! Congrats! Wonderful news! Serves me right not to read blogs for a couple of days. :-D Glad you guys had a nice walk outside. 67 in November sounds perfect! :-D

B. said...

Congratulations! I know how much you must miss Maya, but what a joy to have bobby home, and Maya recovering well. It's as though the universe is finally organizing herself and making things right (well, except for the mastitis... so sorry to hear about that). Sending warm wishes for Maya's continued recovery and hoping that very very soon you'll have her home too. I'm so thrilled for you all!

Tash said...

Aww, welcome home Bobby!

Hoping Maya joins you, SOON.

Hey, BF'ing is hard work WITH ONE. Please don't beat yourself up -- if they're getting anything, it's a real bonus and great for them and don't worry about the edges, they'll get blurry soon enough.

Jill said...

Love the picture of Bobby outside!

addingtothepack said...

I am catching up on a few days behind, but I just wanted to say congratulations on bringing Bobby home! I hope Maya is soon to follow.

The Swann's said...

Nothing but smiles for your adorable Chipmunk being home and enjoying a walk with family!!!! Can't wait until Maya comes home too and your are all together!!!

Amanda said...

I'm just catching up here... congrats on bringing Bobby home! That is so awesome. Maya is sure to be close behind. I'm so happy for you!! :)

Jen said...

Wow, I haven't checked in on you in several days and... CONGRATULATIONS! It must be so hard having them separated, but I'm so happy to hear you have a baby home with you finally! You have been on such a long journey with your little angels already. You are great parents, and are doing a wonderful job taking care of your babies.