Nora has been home for about 24 hours now. Nursing is going smoothly which I'm so happy about. Bonding and nursing were two main motivators for me these last 2 weeks. When I was discharged, I was able to spend 9 to 10 hours a day at the hospital, thanks to my husband who was so supportive of me being with Nora as much as possible. DH actually went back to work today and I'm surprised at how smoothly things have gone. Of course, newborns are easy so I know I need to enjoy things while they are still relatively relaxed.
Jordan is all about Nora right now. She has been wanting to help with diaper changes, wants to hold her, tells me where to lay her, etc. I'm so excited that they have each other. I'm also so much more aware of how fast they grow up so I feel this need to soak it all in this time around. Especially since I now feel, more than ever, that I do not need to get pregnant again. That is not the easiest thing to accept but so many people told me that I was lucky that I stayed pregnant as long as I did when they found out I have a bicornuate uterus. I'm so glad that Nora was born healthy but having a NICU baby was still emotional. Leaving her at the hospital every night was really difficult. I think getting pregnant again would be taking a big risk.
On a side note, we have entered into a contract on a house. We are still in the option period but that runs out tomorrow. Our tentative closing date is July 5th. I still can't believe we were signing papers for a contract with a baby in the NICU. Pretty soon we will be boxing things up and moving. Crazy! I've been so focused on Nora that I haven't even really had time to process it all. (For those of you who remember the two houses we were looking at, we chose the newer one without foundation issues but without the lovely yard.)
Sorry if these haven't resized yet. Photobucket was being glitchy.