Monday, July 27, 2009

36 Weeks (9 weeks old)

And probably our last week in NICU. That's right, unless we have an unforeseen setback - this is the week we are going home. Don't know when, still some things to be done, but later this week. She is up to 6lbs 3oz, eating over 50cc's of breast milk every three hours from a bottle, no more feeding tube, and she is eating it in less than 10 minutes. Us, the nurses and doctors are marveling at her. Most think the shunt has relieved whatever pressure she was having on her brain. It would be like going from having a constant headache to no headache. In other words, she feels good!

As of right now she is fatter than both of her sisters when they came home after being born 3 weeks early. Although neither of them spent a second in NICU. I have new pics, but the camera is at the hospital. We are trying to get pics of as many of the nurses as we can who have taken care of her before we leave and while they are working.

Got Sara's room ready this weekend, a little paint, put the baby bed back together, and moved other furniture around. Got the car seat out of the attic and cleaned up. It's getting close. Our church family even threw us a Welcome Home party last night and overwhelmed us with love, gifts, and support. They are awesome and we thank God for them.


  1. That is such wonderful news!!! Sara is a miracle. So glad to hear that she's doing well and going home soon!

  2. I am thrilled to hear you may be going home Wednesday!!! YAY!
    Hope you still keep us posted occasionally once you get home!