After Maggie was born, we were taken to post partum for the rest of our stay at Texas Health Resources Plano Presbyterian. If you ever need a hospital, this is a nice one; the nurses were great and the food was good too. We really did confuse everyone though. All my paperwork said first time mother because this was my first pregnancy, but then we would tell them we already had a daughter and put Elise’s picture on Maggie’s hospital bed that puzzled them. One nurse asked, “Where did she (Elise) come from?” so we got explain adopting Elise and other things several times.
Our first night is kind of haze except for when things made us call the nurse like ice, pain pills, and baby scares. I slept on ice because giving birth does affect the body – good times. One time during the night, the nursery nurse came in and heard Maggie cough and swiftly grabbed the bulb syringe and suctioned her mouth because she saw amniotic fluid which was clear. Later in the night, I heard something and there is brown liquid spilling out her mouth – lovely. Don’t worry it was just dried blood, so the nursery nurse suctioned her stomach which helped me not worry.
After we got through the night, we had many lovely visitors on Thursday who brought cupcakes and flowers; I think I ate most of the cupcakes. Elise popped in a couple times; she is very excited about her little sister and worried if she cries. Then it was almost Friday and time to get ready for the trip home.
Friday morning, our pediatrician came to check and everything was great. We used the same pediatrician we use for Elise, but she didn’t know we were pregnant. She was very excited and happy for us. Then Elise was delivered back to us, so we could all leave as a family. We survived the five minute car ride from the hospital to our house just fine.