Friday, February 20, 2009

Hospital Favorites

I got some pretty cool things from the hospital. I thought I would share my top four (ok so there are only four). Some of you may know that when you are in the hospital and you are packing to go home, you take home everything that isn't bolted to the floor. You will pay for every tissue that was provided whether you use it or not, so you might as well take it home (even if the tissues are so rough they make you look like Rudolph after the first blow). Erik was pretty excited when I told him about the "take everything that isn't bolted to the floor rule". He was already mentally placing the tv cabinet in our living room. Unfortunately, the cabinet wouldn't fit in the van so we had to leave that behind.

1. New Accessories

I did receive 4 new beautiful bracelets, custom made and personalized just for me. My personal favorite is the orange "FALL PREVENTION" one. At first I was a bit skeptical that a bracelet boasting of prevention would keep me from falling, but I have to tell you I didn't fall the whole time I wore it, so it must really work. With my falling history, it probably would have been wise to keep that one on forever.

2. New Apparel

The nurses put Alexis' little footprints on this shirt for Erik. I thought that was a really cute idea. For some reason it looks like her left foot is alot smaller than her right, now that I look at this. I will have to look into that.

3. New Cup

I am absolutely crazy about what I drink my water in. When we were first taken to our room I saw this beautiful cup on the tray. As soon as the nurse left, I said to Erik "Look at that cup. I get to keep that! Take a picture of it." I absolutely could not wait until they decided I was well enough after the surgery to have some ice water in that thing! I think I may have to check on the hospital's website to see if they sell these because having 2 would not be too many. Or maybe, I will just have to keep having babies to get more, I don't know, we'll see.

4. New Baby

Last, but most certainly not the least, Alexis is my most favorite thing we brought home from the hospital.


Jenney said...

You are hilarious. When I see you have posted I make sure all children are sleeping, I do not have to go to the restroom, and that I have a comfy chair. Then I sit and read :o)
Did you bring home the blankets Alexis was wrapped in too? We always bring at least one of those home. The nurses say they don't care (um, yeah they are not paying for it) if we have a souviner. We also bring home any leftover room service food. The hospital I deliver at has these HUGE meals, and you get like 4 sides...well I do not eat 4 sides but they are included, so a couple of bags of pretzels are always on my order...and into my bag they go! Snacks for a week!

Kristen said...

You are SOO funny and Alexis is so beautiful! Glad things are going well and that she is SLEEPING!!!

Mary Smith said...

I can definitely see why Alexis is your favorite thing. carried her for 9 months.
Plus she is absolutely precious.I was wondering if you loan her out for say a week or so? Matthew could accompany her so she doesn't get lonely.

Kim M said...

So Cute (the post and the baby!). I wonder if they sell the bracelets on their website too! I may have to check into that!

When I had surgery a few years ago, I was concerned how I was going to have enough water at my side to be able to not go crazy or harass the nurese too much! Also, much to my surprise, was a similar cup and the nurses were thrilled to refill and that I wanted that much water! What a relief!

Enjoy your blog and your family.

Rachel said...

Love it! And oh my goodness, what a sweet little girl you have there! I wish I lived closer to you cause I would for sure be coming over to snuggle with her :) Hope you are doing well!

Jenny said...

Alexis is so precious Megan. And you are sooo funny!