Saturday, August 23, 2008

When


Life is so hard when you are a baby. You want to eat, but you want to sleep. It's enough to make you cry. And then there all these contraptions they put you in. Sigh.


Thursday's bili test was borderline, and thus bought us one more day under the lights (since they, understandably, didn't want to see us back for a re-admit). Friday middle of the night test showed a clear improvement, and the one they drew 12 hours after the lights went off was even better. There was also a carseat challenge test, which underscored just how tiny this baby is (though I do realize that he was likely the biggest patient in NICU at the time).

And now we are home. Things still are a little hectic, and I still need a lot little sleep. But we are home. We are home.

55 comments:

Beruriah said...

He is so tiny! But so gorgeous. And not nearly as visibly jaundiced. I am so happy. "We are home" - what wonderful words.

Rest and snuggle the little one as much as possible.

luna said...

welcome home sweet little baby boy! and your little puppy friend too. time to snuggle.

Meghan said...

So glad he's home with you now!

LAS said...

He is so cute! Thank you for sharing the picture. I am glad you are all home together!

Tash said...

Phew.

k@lakly said...

What a wonderful way to start the weekend, everyone home, just where they belong.
Sleep now, a new journey has just begun.
xxoo

yummysushipajamas said...

Oh, he's perfect! I am so happy for you and your family!

mareng9 said...

Oh, I am so happy to hear he's home.

janis said...

come home, welcome home!
((hugs))
And you know, we have that same puppy at home. it belongs to the big gal. and it's really grimy.

slouching mom said...

wonderful.

he's beautiful.

Mandy said...

HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

misha said...

exhale. finally.

Kymberli said...

*gasp* He's so squishably handsome. Welcome home, little one!

Wabi said...

His color does look so much better now, and I'm having a little stroke over here because of all the cuteness!

Cindy said...

What a beautiful sight!

Mrs. Spit said...

Is this where I get to say Mazel tov?

I'm thrilled beyond belief.

Dayna said...

Welcome home to you both. We have all hoped so hard for you.

So how's Monkey coping?

Catherine said...

Lovely! Welcome home little one!

Two Hands said...

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!

wannabe mom said...

I'm so glad you're all home. *Sigh of relief* Enjoy the love and hope you can get some sleep.

sara said...

Welcome home. :)

kate said...

Wow! You are home! Congratulations!!

Snickollet said...

Welcome home!

My goodness, he is beautiful.

loribeth said...

Oh, too cute!! Love his doggy friend too! Congratulations again!

dawny said...

Precious. Just completely precious. Love the snuggle puppy!

Miryam (mama o' the matrices) said...

welcome home! Gives resonance to 'shabbat shalom,' doesn't it?

Assuming the shalom part can happen on tired, grumpy-glorious terms, with the shabbat bit accepting that it's going to have to sneak in around the edges of feeings and diaperings and curious Monkeys.

Still. Not too shabby.

AmyinMotown said...

What a beautiful boy. And he is home. What beautiful words.

Beth said...

Welcome home, indeed. Such a gift.

{hug}

CLC said...

He's absolutely perfect! I am so glad you are both home!

charmedgirl said...

he's so damn cute!!!!!!! isn't it crazy to put them in contraptions when they are so tiny? it used to freak me out. anyway, he's so CUTE! i'm so happy for everyone and monkey must be going nuts!

Eve said...

That picture is enough to make ME cry. He's beautiful, and I am so happy for all of you that you are home!

Di said...

What a beautiful boy! You're home. You're home!

My Reality said...

I am so happy you are all home, safe and sound.

Birdies Mama said...

WOw!

What a cutie pie Julia, teeny tiny cutie pie! Welcome home to you all...what a lovely family. I'm just so happy for you all, its beyond words and brings me to tears.

xox
Erin

N said...

Welcome home.

Ange said...

Oh he is precious. How wonderful to finally be at home with your little one. Yahooooooo.

niobe said...

Just smiling. No words at all.

Mommato2 said...

Hey there...just stumbled on your blog via glow in the woods, and wanted to pass along my Congrats. It sounds like you had a few scares when he was first born, so it must feel so so good to be home. All the best.

Amelie said...

He's beautiful. I'm so very glad to hear that you're home. Take care, all of you.

Casey said...

Welcome home! He is beautiful.

Lydia said...

Congratulations! Such a cutie.

Caro said...

Welcome home.

Lori said...

Home. I am so, so glad.

He is just adorable- crying and all!

CappyPrincess said...

Welcome home, little one! He is precious.

The puppy reminds me of many things. It's good to see it in the photo with your son.

Rosepetal said...

He is adorable!

missing_one said...

Welcome home!

mek said...

congratulations on bringing that sweet boy home!

Magpie said...

Aw, congratulations!

christyna said...

he looks perfect, and I am glad you are home. all of you. get to know eachother.

Anonymous said...

He's gorgeous! So happy for you and your family.
Kate (a long time lurker who has been touched by your story and strength)

Ashleigh said...

I am just so very very happy for you! Welcome home little one!

Cibele said...

congratulations . he is precious!!!! I remember when Lyla was this small. they grow fast, so fast!!!!!!

Melinda said...

Congratulations! I know you are filled with indescribable joy. Joy that you never thought you could feel again. I am so happy for you.

We lost our full term son two days after birth from an infection...I have often thought of "doing" a blog. I think you're so smart and so brave to do so. You've inspired me, and maybe I'll start one too.

Your title reminds me of a quote by CS Lewis that our grief counselor gave us. She said, Love makes us vulnerable and as CS Lewis understood:

Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket--safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.

Here's to broken hearts and finding joy again, as I did with our second son and as I am sure you have with your son.

Anonymous New York said...

Congratulations on your sweet boy and safe homecoming!

Betty M said...

Congratulations on coming home!