Saturday, February 12, 2011

Saturday, February 12th- LAST NIGHT IN THE NICU!!

Tonight is our last night in the NICU, and technically Jackson isn't in the nursery. The hospital has family rooms for the family to stay with the baby for a night or two to make sure we are comfortable taking care of Jackson on our own. So he is in here with us and we are totally in charge!! They do have nurses who come in and make sure Jackson is doing well and that we don't have any questions regarding his care. One of the conditions of his release was that we take him home on an apnea monitor. This is because he was still having a few feeding bradys. So far the monitor hasn't gone off once. It does make it easier to sleep, because if for some reason Jackson stops breathing it will alarm, so we are happy to go home with the machine.

We arrived at the hospital around 2pm. Once we settled in our room, we had to feed Jackson. After the feeding we all took a nap. After the nap, it was time for Jackson to eat. At the end of the feeding Jackson had a visit from his "Aunt" Lisa. He spent some time snuggling and seems to really enjoy the visit.

We are saying goodbye to all of the other NICU parents we have met. The nice thing is the hospital hosts a reunion during the summer, so we are all going to try and make it. It will be so amazing to see all of our babies outside of the hospital and BIG!! We have also been trying to thank all of the doctors and nurses who took care of Jackson over the past 20 weeks. We were so blessed to have such awesome care.

Speaking of big, Jackson is now over 8lbs!! Its hard to believe that when Julia left the hospital back in October, he was 1lb 2oz and now we are going to leave with him over 8lbs. Jackson is a true miracle and we again thank you all again for your prayers, support, meals, calls, emails and love. There is no way we could have done this without our community. So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

After Jackson leaves, we will still update the blog, probably not daily, but as much as we can!! Even if its just pictures...which we know is the best part!! speaking of pics here are a couple from today.

Lisa stops by the family room for a squeeze

Milk coma

Now that's how you take a nap.

1 comment:

  1. Happy..Happy..Happy!!!! So happy you are coming home today! Wishing all three of you the happiest homecoming ever! Looking forward to hearing about how you like your new "digs"!
    Hugs & Kisses!