Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Re-entering the Real World

My little wooly mammoth (you’ve seen the videos, you see the beard) is getting out today! When he’s in, I try to be there as much as possible, and when I’m not there, we webcam frequently, but there’s NOTHING like having him home.

By now I’m sure you can tell that I’m pretty energetic and easily excitable. Now add to that my giddiness (yes, giddiness) when I haven’t seen Ronnie in a while, and you have one bouncy, overwhelming monkey anxious to do everything you haven’t done for a few weeks together RIGHT when you walk in the door.

You may be thinking, “Aw, how sweet”...but for Ronnie, who is generally a little out of sorts when he gets out, not so much. I have learned that after being stuck in a tiny, bland room for so long, Ronnie’s body and brain go into system overload when he’s first out. Loud noises, people all around, screeching girlfriends all overwhelm him. So every time he gets out I have to do my best to suppress my prancing, clapping, wiggling, giggling, blabbering, blubbering ways for the first few days.

I’m happy to do my part because I know Ronnie does his. He tries to snap out of hospital mode a little faster than normal and not let himself go into overload (if you know Ronnie, you know he’s one of the most controlled, patient guys in history - one major point on which we differ - maybe he’ll rub off one of these days, but I doubt it), but there’s only so much he can do.

It normally takes the first day for us to get back into our grove and I’m sure the longer we are together, the better we’ll get at balancing the first few days post hospital. As for today, I’ll enjoy snuggling up and enjoying some quiet time with Ronnie home and save all my craziness for tomorrow!

7 people had something to say...:

Natalia Ritchie said...

Yay! Ronnie's getting out. Fantastic!!

Rachel said...

You're such a sweet, understanding girlfriend! I pray all the time for Asher to have a someone like you.

OceanDesert said...

Welcome home :)

Brandi said...

You describe that getting out of the hospital feeling perfectly! And it's nice to see someone who "gets it" and doesn't mind (at least not too terribly much). Glad that Ronnie is home!!!

Denise said...

I never thought of it that way. I'm sure it is hard coming home at first. I'm glad he's making his way back to you!! Lots of hugs!

Somer Love said...

YAY!!!!! Bustin out!! Life out on parole! Good luck and keep up the good work!

niki36 said...

hey mandi! thanks for the update..so glad ronnie is outta the hospital =)
you are a great girlfriend..and i was laughing at how you said you get so excited and everything. my husband is in the army, so he goes away ALOT for deployments, training, school...so when he comes home i am the same way. he just wants to chill but its hard to contain the excitement sometimes!!
anyway..enjoy your time together!