No, not in that way. It’s my last post before Olivia Moonpie comes home. She passed her car seat test today (she failed it yesterday halfway through. Removing the extra headrest did the trick though.) so we will be doing our rooming in tonight and bringing her home tomorrow!
This has been such a long time coming. There have been so many days when I thought we’d never get to bring a baby home. I can’t wait to walk through the front door tomorrow and spend the next few days doing nothing but cuddling and loving the Moonpie. No more “touch times.” No wondering if an admission will cut short or prevent a visit. No more having to ask if she’s eaten or pooped or slept well. Mine all mine. Well, ok, ours all ours, since I suppose I should share her with Shannon….a little. 😉
It’s very overwheming on many levels. There is a bunch of emotional baggage coming along to the hospital tonight. This has been such a long, hard journey. I simply cannot wait to take that car ride tomorrow that brings this particular journey to its end.
No promises for updates for awhile. I’m looking forward to wallowing in baby for now. We have a freezer full of stews, just waiting to be reheated, Shannon’s got vacation time, and I still have the NICU on speed dial (along with several offers of baby sitting assistance from some wonderful RNs.) We’re gonna be just fine. And, I’ll resurface sooner or later when the intoxication wears off a bit.
Thank you, everyone, for walking along beside us. You’ve held us up and cheered us on and kept us going. Thank you.