Well our first weekend at home was not without excitement. Olivia had her grandparents over to welcome her home on Friday night, the home health nurse came by on Saturday and then her Uncle Craig and Aunt Katie were over yesterday and then this morning she had another nurse visit.
The home nurse visit on Saturday could have gone better. While the nurse was very nice, she wasn't very organized and Olivia was put through more because of the lack of preparation. Then once Olivia was screaming her head off and on her way toward turning blue the nurse told us that we should really calm her down because she shouldn't be crying like that. I'm not sure about all the other heart parents out there, but I really take offense to the health care provider that makes my baby cry then instructing me that I'm not doing a good enough job to soothe my baby and keep her heart from getting too stressed. In fact I'm guessing that after a few more times of getting fed that guilt trip, I'm going to lash out irrationally at someone.
Other than that, now that I'm home with the munchkin and Brian's at work, I need to work on getting into a set schedule that allows me to be productive getting things done that I need to accomplish. The juggling part comes in making sure meds are filled and given at the correct times and keeping up with nurse visits as well as her weekly visit down at Christ for the Heart Clinic. Either way, all of the scheduling is still much better than having to deal with the constant badgering that Liv had to endure during her hospital stay. It is so nice to peek in on her during one of her naps and see her sprawled out in her pack n play or bassinet because she's so relaxed. Right now seeing her actually enjoy some of the day to day is the most fulfilling thing that Brian and I can witness before we have to take her back in for the Glenn in a few months.