The trip home went very well. Gwyneth slept most of the time, so we only had to make to pit stops on her account to change a few diapers. Tricia drove the whole way, so I got to sit in the back seat and keep Gwyneth happy when she was awake. Our car was loaded from top to bottom everywhere but our three occupied seats...we had already sent two car-fulls home with our parents last week...I have no idea how in the world we accumulated that much stuff. Below is our car with just Gwyneth's stuff (99% of which has been given to us by you crazy blog readers).
I was told that the OBX community was buzzing about us coming home (which still amazes me), and that several local businesses and churches had "welcome home" signs up for us, so we took the "scenic" rout home through Manteo, and sure enough, in Manteo, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hill and Kitty Hawk (where my parents live), there were several signs and banners. Here are a few...
My Grandma's house (our old house...thanks, Mark and Sue!)...we stopped to see Grandma and Ralphie! Grandma was excited to finally hold her great-granddaughter, and Ralphie was licking Tricia like she hadn't been gone a day.
Mama Kwan's...basically my favorite restaurant ever...you'll probably see me there sometime later this week!
Make sure you check out my Dad's Blog and Andy's Blog to see what else was waiting for us!
While we're not in our own home yet, it is incredible to be far away from the hospital and back on the OBX. I'm looking forward to going to work later today for the first time in months (outside of working from my computer in Durham). Tricia is ready to take on her first day by herself as a mommy.
Looks like we'll be seeing a lot of blog readers on Sunday, many of whom just happen to be in town on vacation.