Thursday, July 12, 2007

Home Alone!...with Babies!

Last week I finally had some good blood tests showed improvement in my liver function. While my liver enzymes are still not in the normal range, they are much better, so talk of a biopsy appears to be off the table. Thank goodness! Thank you all for the prayers and good wishes. I was really worried that my condition had stagnated.

I moved back home with the babies and H on July 4, our own little independence day. H was off with me for the long weekend, and then MIL stayed with me Monday and Tuesday. After I saw that I could handle the babies much better on my own than with MIL, she went home and I have been alone with them for the past two days. It has been tiring for sure, but so wonderful. I am finally their Mom in the way I imagined I would be. I've definitely started to bond more with them the past few weeks, and I see them developing a preference for me as well. After all the people who have handled them the past two months, it is a relief to see that they do seem to recognize the woman who carried them for 37 weeks and then disappeared for almost a month.

Now I have one week to be alone with them and H before our au pair arrives. I am excited about her arrival and I know it's the right child care choice for us, but I'm sad that our time as just a family of 4 has been so brief.


Somewhat Ordinary said...

That is great that you are home and bonding nicely. I wish you continued improvement in your health!!

Jamie said...

I am so excited that you are home and doing well!! That makes me so happy! I think of you often!!

What is the plan for your return to work? Is there any plan at this point?

Keep us posted when you have time! I am sure that things are quite challenging right now -- but in a good way, I hope!

Jacquie said...

Awww so glad to hear that you are at home now. Such a trying journey you have had. To be home with your boys is truly a blessing.

Hopeful Mother said...

I'm so happy to hear that you are home and finally feeling like the great mom that you are!

We've missed you!

Motel Manager said...

Congratulations! I am so excited that you're back home with the little guys!

GLouise said...

Aww- I love this line, "I am finally their Mom in the way I imagined I would be."

I am praying for your continued healing.