Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain...Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; they will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Remainder of our hospital stay and The Lord's Day

The remainder of our stay at Ruby was great. 

**I meant to mention that Sweet Uncle Michael hopped on a plane after work and made it into Morgantown on Friday night.  What a blessing it was to see him - and it meant so much to us both!  Unfortunately I don't have any pics of him holding Eliza, but it is for a very sweet reason.  I think he was coming down with a little cold, but he shared with us that he wanted to save the 1st time experience of holding a newborn for his own son.  These Boyce men's hearts are size Large!  (Remember Rebecca was due w/Campbell just 5 weeks after I was due with Eliza)

There is no nursery on the L&D floor @ Ruby, so the baby stays in the room with you the entire time.  I loved it so, so much!  Friday night (her Birthday) I didn't sleep a wink.  I couldn't stop staring at her.  Then she slept on Kyle's chest for a few hours, and that was so precious I couldn't stop staring at them.  Every time the nurses came in to poke and prod they would beg me to sleep.  I just couldn't.  I wasn't tired.  Well - correction - I was tired, but not sleepy.

Saturday the fam came back to join us around 9AM.  I'm pretty sure Eliza was never put down all day.  I just loved sitting back and soaking up all the joy on everyone's faces.  Granny K, Papa and Uncle Michael came in a little bit later after a much appreciated trip to the mall.  Eliza was a teeny tiny little thing and NONE of the clothes I had for her fit.  Morgantown has next to NO places to shop, so they combed through the small department stores and bought the only 3 premie outfits in the mall.

I wish I had a picture of her holding Eliza - but I had the sweetest surprise visitor all the way from Charlottesville...Daisy.  I stole a pic of her to share.  Hope she doesn't mind. :)

Kyle started coming down with a bad cold.  Poor Dad.  By the end of the day it reached its peak.  He was a little concerned about holding Eliza through the night, so one of the sweet nurses offered to take her for a couple of hours so that I could catch a nap.  I don't think I've ever slept so hard!

Sunday morning, room 602 became a different place.  Praise the Lord for livestream via Christ Church of the Carolinas!  I set my laptop up on the food tray, everyone had their bibles with them, and we watched a wonderful sermon by Pastor Bowers.  The nurses and medical staff left us alone for 2 whole hours while we worshipped in that tiny little hospital room.  One would open the door slightly, notice what was going on, and shut the door.  Vitals could wait.  This was the Lord's day.  My cup runneth over!

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