Today was a good day overall. I slept a lot - you can tell I must be tired since I slept on my back all night, and I'm a side-sleeper! I saw Charlie twice today, and in the afternoon I got to hold him again - from here on out known as "Kangaroo Care" when he just lays on my chest. My Mom spent an hour or so with Roman so Doug and I could be together with Charlie - the first time since Friday afternoon, really. My incision got to hurting quite a bit this afternoon, I think I overdid it a little. My Dad went home for a few a days but my Mom is going to play driver, cook, and cleaner this week to help me get back on my feet. The following week we're hoping Doug's parents can fill that role, and by then I can probably drive again. If not, I think I'll be calling in all those offers to help and turning them into driving me to the hospital. But we'll see.
Roman is still hanging in there. He was very tired today, and he expressed many times today he was very happy to hear I'm coming home. We think my discharge will be Monday afternoon, so Doug's taking the day off because there is a lot to organize. I've technically been AWOL from work since I never did get a note faxed in to state why I'm absent! We need to arrange for a breast pump too (too many details, gentle readers?) and hope that insurance will cover it; meanwhile, I've got to keep that going every 2-3 hours. Also the emotional fallout of leaving Charlie... it's been comforting to know he's just a floor below me, and I could see him whenever I wanted (even if I didn't go, I still had that option). To leave him "behind" will be awkward tomorrow.
Well, I'm falling asleep writing this, so I'm signing off. Big day tomorrow, and of course I'll keep updating at least once a day!