Leaving the Hospital
I was not sure how leaving the hospital would go. I’ve been wondering about it for what feels like forever. Would I cry? Would I say something horribly sarcastic and probably inappropriate? Or would I trip and fall on my face (because I am actually known to do that from time to time)?
Well, once again, like everything, it went nothing like expected. No tears, no sarcasm and no unexpected trips!
The hospital required that the birth mom be wheeled out of the hospital with baby in her arms (she was physically fine, but the hospital requirement was that she use a wheel chair).
Additionally, even though she wanted to walk home the hospital would not allow it. So we clearly offered to drive her, and she accepted. Since we were driving her and she knew we needed a few baby things at a nearby store, she asked if she could join us to pick up a few things of her own.
And, so that’s what we did.
A lovely volunteer pushed her wheel chair. She held baby. Mr. MPB carried the car seat. I walked beside carrying bags.
We chatted the whole way out. Yet, I have absolutely no recollection of what we talked about.
Mr. MPB left us at the front door and brought the car around. When he returned, Mr. MPB got Baby MPB all snuggled safely away into the car seat. I jumped in the front seat and our birth mom sat with Baby MPB in the back seat.
We went from the hospital to the store. We shopped together – she got what she needed and we picked up a few things for Baby MPB.
Then, we dropped her off at her place and we went with Baby MPB to our hotel.
We parted ways knowing that we’d see each other the very next morning as we already made plans for a visit.
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