Friday, March 6, 2009

1st Day Home

Yesterday was a big emotional day for us all. After NICU staff rounds yesterday, Hayden was taken off all monitors and issued a discharge. Scott spent the morning checking out of the Ronald McDonald house and worked hard cleaning. The Neonatologist said that our stay was short (I don't want to think about what a long stay is) and that Hayden had recovered faster than any baby with meylo spina bifida in his memory. Praise God for answers to prayers! Hayden had the best surgeons and nurses. When we got home Hanna was sleeping taking her nap. When she woke, we recorded her reaction to introducing her to her baby brother. The video is priceless. She has been so sweet and excited.

Hayden did great his first night at home. This was also the first night that we spent with him. He ate at 1 and slept till 6am. What a good baby. He has transitioned without any problem.

8 comments:

Mark and Tara Christiansen said...

We are so happy for you guys. Welcome Home Hayden!

Tricia H. said...

I can't believe he's actually home! What a wonderful day it must have been. I am so happy for you!

emily and Becky (we both have blogs)! said...

When you have a moment I would love to chat! I know how tired you are, can you believe that you made it through this time? It is now behind you and the best is yet to come!

The Cochran Family said...

What a sweet little spirit! How are YOU feeling? That is amazing what the docs said about a speedy healing, what a blessing! I will have to stop by and see the little guy when he is stable enough to be around "outsiders" :) I am full of glee for yall!

Ang said...

Congratulations!! He sounds like an amazing, strong little boy. We're so happy for all of you. So glad to hear that you enjoyed a great first night together and fun meeting with his sister!

Tara Collins said...

"If you have love, you don't need to have anything else. And if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have." -Sir James M. Barrie

What an incredible milestone to be home sweet home with your two beautiful babies! I am inspired by your deep faith and your strength. I want to give you all huge hugs as soon as you're ready for visitors :) Welcome Home!!

Beam Family said...

We are so happy to see that you guys made it home and that things are going well. We were able to meet Lei, from your ward, a few days ago in the PICU. She worked on Nikolas, what a wonderful person. You guys take care and we'll be checking your blog.

Kelly said...

He slept from 1 til 6!? You've got yourself a peach there :) And, can I just say again how handsome he is...