Linking up with Twinfatuation Way Back When-esday. Thanks Cheryl for letting me play along!
The time had come to bring my baby boy home. He came home on April 13th, 2008 after 59 long days in the NICU! He was 2 days shy of his 2 month birthday and was a whopping 4 pounds 7 ounces! He had more then doubled his birth weight of 2 pounds! You can read a little more about his NICU stay here.
Todd and I roomed in with both Molly and Luke that evening. The nurse only came in once to bring Molly's medicine. We had them all to ourselves for the very first time! Crazy! I think we were probably lucky to get a few hours of sleep that night. One of Molly's leads needed to be changed, so it kept coming off. Which meant her alarm went off every 10 minutes! It was pretty miserable! There I thought it was going to be this blissful, heavenly night....boy was I dreaming! The next morning didn't come fast enough for me. I am sure Luke probably thought the opposite, since he was breaking free!! Walking around that room with my baby cordless was delightful! I really was like a kid in a candy store! I was so very super happy and excited to experience my next chapter with motherhood outside the hospital.
Telling Miss Priss I would be back that evening to see her!
Saying goodbye to my precious baby girl that day was very hard! I always kept the hope that I would bring them home together!
First temperature reading and diaper change at home! We still had to keep temperature readings due to him still being under 5 pounds!
Daddy giving Luke his first bottle at home with Uncle Scotty looking on! Todd and I actually stayed in an apartment by the hospital for the first 9 weeks! My brother was nice enough to stay at our house during this time taking care of Wally (my doggy) & Elvis (todd's cat). It was a huge blessing not having to worry about anything at home! Thanks Uncle Scotty, we love you!
Lying (MandyE and Jenner I almost put laying) in his crib for the first time!