Because miss Ruby graced us with her presence in the middle of the night, we were only in the hospital one full day, Thursday. That day, and the days afterward were filled with visitors. I don't have pictures of all of the visitors, but I do have some, so I will post them!
John's sister Jenny was the first to come visit us on Thursday. John and I slept for as long as we could, and Jen came up around noon, so even after waiting for his sheets, he was able to get some sleep. My parents had come back up to the hospital to hang out/help out, which was nice, because John gets a little stir crazy when he has to sit in the same place for long periods of time, so with my parents there, he was able to go home, shower, and get some things done that he felt like needed to be done.
Mel Nash wasted no time coming to visit us either, which we loved. And she brought me the cutest little survival bag for the hospital! Diet Coke, pretzels, a magazine, some binkies and lotion for the miss, it was fantastic! John's mom came up that afternoon and spent most of the rest of the day with us. Two of John's brothers came up, with their wives. Three more of my friends (and one husband) came up to see us. My brother and his fiancé came as soon as they were off of work, and, of course, Kati came to see us as soon as she got off the plane from New Jersey.
We also got a visit from my doctor, who came to talk to me about discharge instructions, and also about my blood pressure. It had been high since I was in his office the day before, and during labor had gotten very dangerously high. While at the hospital the nurses continued to monitor my BP, and while it was slowly coming down, it still wasn't where it should be. So, my doctor gave me instructions to take it easy, and call him if I had any concerns after I went home from the hospital. Except, I would need to call his partner that was on call because it was President's Day weekend and he was going out of town. Ha. That was okay though, I didn't expect anything to go wrong. Thursday night we sent the baby to the nursery so that we could try and get the last little bit of sleep we would be allowed for a while. It was really nice to have her in the nursery, because I slept so well, and didn't worry about her at all, and when she got hungry, they just brought her into me, I fed her, and sent her back to the nursery!
Friday morning my parents came up to the hospital so that John could go home and get the car seat, and also clean up our house a little bit. We definitely weren't prepared for the baby to come when she did, so our house was kind of dirty. John left me at the hospital to make sure all the dishes were out of the sink, and to vacuum our house. Just little things that he decided needed to be done before we got home and had a bunch of people in and out of our house. I ordered lunch from the hospital cafeteria, which, I must say, was really nice while I was in the hospital. Didn't have to worry about food ever because it's included in your stay, so you literally can just order what you want, and they will bring it to your room. Awesome. While J was gone I took a shower, which was super nice, and then got my discharge instructions from my nurse. Started to pack things up, and waited for him to come back with the car seat. Once he did return, we packed up the baby, and had the CNA come in and do the car seat check and we were on our way!