On the afternoon of April 2nd, Brian and Bennett arrived at the hospital to pack up Mommy and Smith. Bennett still agreed that Smith was a keeper and that we needed to take him home (whew, good thing for you, Smith). Bennett really enjoyed all of the gadgetry in the hospital room (a bed that moves when you push buttons, a refrigerator at his level, a meal tray for eating his snack, mommy’s large water bottle, an extra bed for jumping, etc)… so he was full of energy and quite enthusiastic. He watched and “helped” as I got Smith dressed in his coming-home outfit (a sleeper and matching hat with turtles on it). Bennett loves turtles right now (thanks to our recent trip to Cabela’s), so he was really excited that Smith would be wearing “toe-tles” home on his outfit.
We arrived home by early evening and had our first dinner together as a family of FOUR. Brian and I enjoyed yummy barbeque that our friends, the Kolkhorsts, brought over; Bennett had one of his favorite mealtime staples… bean & cheese quesadillas, green beans and marshmallows; and Smith slept through the whole thing. It felt so warm and complete to have both boys together with us at home. We are so blessed to be resting at home peacefully, with visits from great friends, family and neighbors.