We’re home! We’re home! We’re home! Praise the Lord.
The words “We Are Home” have never sounded sweeter. I can’t tell you how many times we thought of this day during the past four months. I have to say, it’s exactly how i imagined…
We arrived at the hospital around 9 to pick up our girl. Ryan dressed up for the occasion. He asked if he should wear a tie and I of course thought that was an excellent idea! After all, Grey did just graduate from the NICU!
The NICU staff made Grey a 2014 cap and a certificate that congratulated her! She clearly is pretty proud of herself.
After the “graduation ceremony” we were greeted by several people to say good bye. One of Grey’s doctors stopped in to say bye when he saw her discharge orders and my doctor, who delivered Grey, stopped by too! It was so great to see both unexpected visitors. In between all of the visitors we went through discharge paper work and said our goodbyes to all the NICU staff.
It’s hard to leave somewhere you’ve spent 4 months of your life. We made friends and close relationships with people we saw every day. The thought of not seeing them on a daily basis is bittersweet. I hope they know, but I want to say we are so thankful for each one of you! Thank you for making us feel so comfortable at our home away from home. You all have loved Grey and us from day one. Thank you for taking care of our baby girl so we can celebrate this homecoming.
Upon arriving at home, Grey was greeted by her big brother, Gus. He is already in love with her. It really is so sweet. I was nervous, but he has warmed right up to her and I can tell they are going to be the best of friends.
We didn’t know where this journey would lead us 129 days ago, but we are so thankful for each day. It’s unreal how time seems to go so fast but so slow at the same time. It feels like just yesterday we were told I was going to be admitted to the hospital. We are overwhelmed with all the love and support that has been shown to us over the past four months. We can’t express how thankful we are in words.
God is good and the power of prayer is so real. We are thankful for prayers and God’s protection over Grey. It’s truly overwhelming to think about. He had her life planned before we even thought it was possible. Last October (on the 25th), we had a miscarriage and now, October 27th we brought our baby girl home. God is so good to show us His love through Grey. We are even more thankful for this gift of life knowing how fragile it is.
This is the day we have all been waiting for. It’s amazing to see a side by side comparison of Grey! She is almost SIX TIMES her original weight.
We are overjoyed with this MIRACLE of LIFE!
We are now adjusting to life at home. We have a home health nurse coming over tomorrow and a doctor’s appointment on Friday. Grey is on a monitor so that gives us great peace of mind. We love being a family of four! Please continue to pray for Grey and her life as we go through the winter season. Pray she doesn’t get any serious colds. We love you all and we are thankful you’ve followed us on this amazing journey of Grey’s life.
Here are some fun pics from yesterday…