Thank you thank you thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers while baby Declan was in the the hospital. He and I are back home. There’s no place like home. 60 hours is a long time to be in the hospital. And I learned a lot.

May I present you with 13 things I learned in the hospital:

1. There is such a thing as a “skullet” – it is one scary do…
2. I would make a perfect candidate for a style-overhaul show, because apparently, I have no taste
3. Some hospitals actually have good food!
4. It is possible to watch 9 straight hours of “Property Ladder” and still wish for more.
5. Apparently they transport ice cream in ambulances because they keep them so very cold!
6. When you are exhausted, even a chair is a comfortable place to sleep.
7. “I Love Lucy” reruns still make me laugh.
My kids sound a lot older on the phone.
9. People who work in hospital housekeeping are so sweet and they love it when you remember their name.
10. Tiny babies in big hospitals look ever tinier.
11. There are a lot of people who care about us.
12. We are very very very lucky – there were a lot of children in that hospital who will never leave it.
13. Every thing pales in intensity when your baby is sick.