Friday, June 23, 2006

she's HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG I am the happiest mom in the whole world.  Words can't describe the feeling I have when I'm holding both my kids.  It is amazing and wonderful.

We roomed in with her last night.  The nurse came in just before her feeding times, every 3 hours, to check her vitals and then we would change and feed her.  She's a little slow on her feedings sometimes, she takes the first half great but gets tired from that and is slow to take the second half, sometimes its a struggle to get her to take it.  However, she took almost the whole feeding everytime, only had 2 that she didn't take quite all of it, and she gained 30 grams (one ounce) overnight so they were happy.  This morning they came to take her to the nursery for her daily assessment and then came back in to tell us they were definately discharging her!  The nurse practitioner came in and went over a ton of stuff with us, Meghan has follow up appointments with a pediatric opthomologist to reexamine her eyes (so far they're fine), an apt with a pediatric neurologist for a final head/brain scan (her first 2 were perfect), and a home nurse coming in to give her the final 4 shots of epigen over the next week and a half.  She'll also have an evaluation by a developmental nurse to determine if she is doing things when she should, but that will be in a few months.  PHEW!  This is all in addition to her normal visits with her pediatrician, whom she will meet on Monday.  After the nurse practitioner went thru all this, she went and wrote up the discharge papers and we were out of there!!!!

Meghan looks so cute in her carseat, she's so tiny!!  Of course we have photos of everything, which Scott is working on downloading and emailing.  The camera software is on his computer of course, and I usually do this website from my computer, but later on I may just go down to his computer to upload the tons and tons of photos to this site. 

Brendan came home about an hour after we got there, after his nap.  His Grandma asked him if he wanted to go to the park (his favorite place) or go see Meghan and he said "I wanna go see Meghan!"  LOL.  He was sooooo happy to see her!  I was holding her and he came up and said "wow!!  She's sooo cute!" and touched her, then gave her a gentle kiss!  A few minutes later he was playing then stopped, came over, hugged her very gently and said "I love you Meghan!"  OMG I about cried it was the sweetest thing I have ever seen!  I'm tearing up just thinking about it!  He doesn't want to leave her side, I put her in her swing and he ran over to it and stayed right there watching her.  I did have to stop him from swinging it once or twice of course, but she was buckled in just in case :-)  She just stares at him like "who is this crazy kid?"  That's when she's awake, which is rare.  This kid sleeps thru anything.  There was construction going on in the room next to us at the hospital, and she slept thru it all.  She sleeps about 22 hours a day.  Right now she's asleep in her bassinett next to me.  I LOVE our bassinett, the basket part that she sleeps in she comes off the base and is portable.  Anyway, Brendan even held her and Scott's parents got a couple pics of the four of us, with Brendan holding her.  I LOVE saying that, "the four of us"!!!  After she ate we took the kids (another of my new favorite things to say) upstairs for bathtime.  After we got brendan washed up, he played in the tub while we washed her in her tub on the counter.  Then after they were dried off and in their PJ's they both sat on my lap for storytime.  We got pics of that too.  OMG this has been the best day of my life. 

I promise I will upload the photos as soon as I can.

1 comment:

celticdreameretn said...

Jen I'm smiling from ear to ear reading your post! I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to see the pictures!  YIPPIE