Amazing, awesome day….Emily came home!!!!! She had a great night, gained weight, ate like a champ and docs were ready to discharge her this morning. Bryan had to work today, so I went to the hospital to handle all the discharge stuff (lots of paperwork, oxygen company came out to teach me how to use her oxygen tanks, cleaning out all her stuff, goodbyes to our favorite nurses, etc.). After all that, her awesome nurse Theresa helped me get all her stuff to the car, and we were off!
Emily did great on the car ride home- slept the whole time 😉 And once we got home, we quickly relaxed into a sleep, change diaper, eat schedule, minus all the machines/wires/beeps /people/etc. of the NICU. Bryan got home in the early evening, and we promptly experienced our first real diaper blowout…and Emily’s first bath at home! The rest of the day has been spent napping, eating, and exploring Emily’s new surroundings.
We feel so incredibly blessed to have so much support– the last few weeks have been the most difficult, scary, anxiety-filled of our lives, and we know we wouldn’t have been able to do it without all the love and encouragement from our friends and family.