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The RE's Muse

After 4 years of infertility, 2 surgeries, 1 miscarriage, and 19 months of high risk pregnancies, hubby and I now have two little women in our lives--one a toddler, the other not far behind. Buckle your seatbelts, it's gonna be a wild ride.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Guess who's coming to dinner?

Yep, today she comes home, just in time for dinner.

We have training on the apnea monitor at 3:30 today at the hospital followed by discharge summary. If all goes according to plan, Daniela should be home in time for dinner tonight.

How I've waited for this day and it's finally here. Now it's time to begin the new process of acclimating her big sister and us to life as a foursome. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't scared of what tonight may hold. You get used to having monitors and machines around to give you a sense of security when your child is in the NICU.

Tonight, we're on our own. Gulp.

Will post more when she's here :-)


At 2:31 PM, Blogger Klynn said...

Oh, yay! It's going to be an exciting evening. Don't hold your breath on everything going smoothly. Hospital discharges are notoriously lengthy. Definitely have a plan B for eating dinner. The first night home with no monitors is definitely nerve wracking. Hope you got some sleep last night, as it might be quite a while before you get uninterrupted sleep again. Thinking positive and v. v. happy thoughts for you and yours.

At 2:33 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

So happy to hear this. I have not posted any comments throughout your ordeal because I couldn't find the appropriate words to say to express how I felt. I was thinking of you all the whole time, and I know you must be relieved, ecstatic and also a little anxious that she is coming home today. I am so happy this day is here - congratulations to you all!!!!

At 3:25 PM, Blogger Cricket said...

I am so excited. She's come a long way. Can't wait for the update.

At 3:39 PM, Blogger Jenbuster said...

Congratulations! I hope that everything for her homecoming goes smoothly and hope all the best. Enjoy!

At 4:19 PM, Blogger Chebbles' Mama said...

Rock on!!! I'm so excited for your new foursome. You'll be unstoppable together. That's interesting about the apnea monitor... good luck with the training, and introducing J to her little sister.

It won't be long until she's wearing your clothes, J!!! (and, as an experienced older sister, I can tell you that Daniela will never STOP wearing J's clothes... ugh! Where's my pink dress???)

At 5:10 PM, Blogger Mae Midwest said...

HOORAY! The first week is going to be unusual. So much to get used to, especially after a child has been in the NICU. It's been a month and right now my preemie is in her pumpkin seat while her older sister attempts to scrapbook by her side. Life will become as normal as it gets very soon. Congrats!

At 5:51 PM, Blogger Heather said...

YAY! Welcome home at last, dear Daniela.

At 6:09 PM, Blogger Miss W said...

So excited for you! Congratulations Dee!!!

At 6:51 PM, Blogger Pam! said...

Just what I wanted to hear! I'm so excited for you and your whole family Dee. I know tonight is going to be hard but it's also going to be so wonderful to have everyone in the same place. Enjoy!

At 7:09 PM, Blogger Amanda said...

Yay!!! I am doing a happy dance for your right now!

Have a wondeful first night. Wishing you the best on your trip home and your first night together as a foursome.

At 7:34 PM, Blogger Cat, Galloping said...

great news!

At 7:48 PM, Blogger WriterGrrl said...

I am SO THRILLED for you! Wonderful that she is coming home.

At 9:13 PM, Blogger ThreeBees said...

Hooray! I'm so glad she is coming home! Much love to you all!

At 10:29 PM, Anonymous Frances said...

Fantastic! Simply fantastic. The first night will be the hardest- those NICU monitors and machines do give an odd sense of security, so you probably won't sleep much, but it's all good. Daniela will be home. HOME!

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