Sunday, December 9, 2012

Headed Home!

After 8 days at the hospital, Little Miss and I are ready to blow this joint.  

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Her going home outfit was much more planned than mine.  It took  me forever to pick an outfit for her.  For me, I just tried to find something I had left that wasn't covered in breast milk.  

Due to my meltdown yesterday, Dan and I were able to get a room in the NICU and Ina Mae stayed the night with us!

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My mom made us dinner.

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We gave Ina Mae her first bath,

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which she obviously throughly enjoyed.

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We watched a movie and cuddled in bed. 

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it was almost like being in a hotel room on vacation.  We loved it.  

Although I am very excited to be out of the hospital, the stay wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.  I kept myself very busy going back and forth between my room and the NICU.  

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Pumping, nursing, then pumping again.  (I can't tell you how excited I was go get that amount after 15 minutes of pumping.  Now I am rocking and rolling with 6 oz every 3 to 4 hours.)

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Eating fantastic hospital gourmet.  

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Visiting with our many many awesome visitors.  

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Although I am happy to be leaving the hospital, I am much more excited to be in the same room as Ina Mae 24/7 - it is just a bonus that the room will be in my home.  

During the middle of the night I would hear babies crying in the rooms next to mine and would be so jealous that she wasn't in our room.  However, I know that compared to most NICU parents, Dan and I are super lucky.  I talked to a couple yesterday who had their baby at 26 weeks. 

There are times when I think these past 8 days have gone by fast and then others when the morning we came in feels like years ago.  Either way, I am happy to put these days behind us and start our new little family. 

I want to say thank you for all the thoughts, prayers, and kind words that have been coming our way.  Having a place to organize and write down my thoughts and feelings has been more therapeutic than I ever imagined.  Dan and I are so thankful for our friends, family, and my readers who have been rooting for Little Miss!  Bless you.  Muah!

9 comments:

  1. Been following your excitement over the last 8 days! Wow! I am so glad little miss is ok! She is so, so cute. Enjoy the ride. Kids grow up too quickly.

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  2. Yay!! So very happy that you all are going home!

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  3. So glad that you get to take your precious little girl home!!! Congratulations again to you all!

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  4. So happy to hear you're finally home with your family. We'll come see you next weekend if you feel up to it. We can't wait to hold Ina Mae!

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  5. Yay! I'm so happy you 3 get to go home today!

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  6. Very happy to hear that you're going home (I'm sure you must be home by now). What a beautiful family!

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  7. Yay! So excited for you to get to go home with her! She is still adorable, and I wish many wonderful years to come for your family.

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