We brought baby Ellena home from the hospital the day after she was born. It was a bright sunny April afternoon when we left the hospital and placed her into our rental car. We were still waiting on our car which was being shipped from Italy. It was a tiny car and her Graco 4Ever Convertible Car Seat basically took up the whole backseat.
I can’t tell you how happy I was to be home. I had great care and a pretty uneventful labor and delivery, but one really can’t get any rest when in the hospital and I was exhausted by the time we pulled into the drive with our precious cargo.
We spent the first couple of days she was home going back to the hospital because she wasn’t putting weight on quick enough, and she became jaundiced. So by the time we were given the all clear I was fairly tired of seeing that place.
It’s still feels unreal to have her home. My heart is full and my family complete.
Nicole Olea’s love language is communication. She does this best using her keyboard as a freelance copywriter and editor. Creative and resilient with high-level experience in social media management, content creation, and eCommerce marketing, Nicole Olea was a professional volunteer, sharing her skills with various non-profit organizations who paid her in hugs. For the last 20 years, she’s lived a quasi-nomadic life, moving across the country and the Atlantic with her active-duty husband and their three kids. She’s awkwardly stumbling toward her goal of becoming a saint. She’s got God-sized dreams and wants you to have them too!