We were welcomed home from the hospital with great fanfare. The children made a party - with signs on the door and walls, cards, dancing, and speeches. The speeches were the best and almost made me cry. Siblings are amazing - they can be at each other's throats, arguing over who gets the better piece of toast or who is touching who, but when one little sister's chips are down, they rally. They all found things in their room to give her - stuffed animals and other toys. They made cards to welcome her and I home. It was the ultimate in sweetness.
See that really blurry kid in the first picture? That's her twin sister - she was so excited to have her sister back, she could hardly contain herself.
She was tucked snugly into bed with me for the night. Her and I have had quite the bond this past week and we weren't quite ready to be apart.
She of course didn't go to school the next day, but she did ride along for drop off, and they seemed very pleased to have her along, and made sure she was covered up well. She has missed a week and a half of school now.
When you don't eat for over a week it takes a toll. Over 10% of her body weight - she was 50 lbs two weeks ago. So it's whipped cream on everything, and basically whatever she wants to eat, she can have.