This has been an awesome week! At the same time, it has been difficult. We have only been able to share our little bundle of joy with the world via the web. Emily and Jocelyn are limited to two visitors. And, I count as one of the two. That means that grandma’s, grandpa’s, aunts, uncles, cousins, good friend, clergy-types, and random strangers have not been able to stop in and meet Jocelyn Ruby Morris face to face.
We understand and appreciate the heightened security procedures. The last thing we want is for Emily or Jocelyn to contract a nasty flu bug.
The upside has been that we have been able to rest because the only visitors we get are our nurses. The downside has been that the only visitors we get are our nurses. We have had amazing nurses and doctors surrounding us. But, it is always nice to have your friends and family stop by.
The biggest disappointment has been for Samantha. She was so excited to come to the hospital and welcome her new sister into the world. She was looking forward to being a part of all of this. However, the rules say that anyone 14 and under cannot enter the hospital (unless they are seeking care, of course). I had to make a trip to my parent’s house last night for a good night hug. We’ve had several phone calls…ranging from, “Why aren’t you home?” to “Why did you have to have the baby at the hospital?” to “I don’t want to be a big sister.” It’s difficult for a three year old to understand all that’s going on.
But, we’re excited! And, we’re looking forward to going home and introducing Jocelyn to her big sister…and other healthy friends and family (if you come to my house and have a runny nose, I’ll break it). I’m also looking forward to enjoying the beverages that Stewart (my grandfather-in-law) left in my refrigerator!