The doctor gave me great news the morning after Cooper was born. She would release me if I wanted to go home early. Yahoo! Sitting in that hospital bed was driving me crazy. I wanted to be home with my husband and two kids!!! The pediatrician told me I neeeded to wait until Cooper was 24 hours old before he could be release due to a bilirubin test. Chris and I decided that right after the hospital staff took the test and got the results, we would go home. We checked out 26 hours after our Mini Cooper's life began and it was wonderful to be taking him home.
The bad news is that I brought home a new baby and I still LOOK SIX MONTHS PREGNANT!!! I gained about 37 lbs and only left 15-20 lbs lighter. Let's hope that I can lose the excess weight easily. If I look one month less pregnant every week from now on, that means I will be back to my old self in just 6 weeks. Sounds like a good goal!!!