Thursday, September 9, 2010

4 weeks and.....

SHE's HOME!!!!

I'm a little late in posting this. As you can probably guess, things have been a bit chaotic lately. The hospital called me at 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning and told me to pack my bags because I would be staying at the hospital until Scarlet came home. I packed up and off I went. We worked on feedings all day long. The NICU gave me a room to sleep in so I could take some naps in between feeds. I did this all day Sunday and all day Monday. Then I made Ryan come to the hospital so he could "room in" with us. They brought Scarlet to our room and made sure we were okay to take care of her on our own. Ryan said it was the worst night of his life. It wasn't really that bad. Tuesday morning we woke up and we were all ready to go. The doctor came in to do Scarlet's discharge physical and low and behold.... She found a heart murmur. Are you kidding me? Of course this was on labor day and the cardiology people were super slow because of the holiday. We waited around for 6 hours to get an echocardiogram to make sure Scarlet's heart was okay. Yes, she does have a murmur and a few other small problems with her heart, but they don't seem to be too serious. We will have her follow up with a pediatric cardiologist in a few months to check it all again. We made it home by Tuesday evening, just in time for dinner. We are SO glad to be home. I love having her here with me all the time now. She thinks it's funny to stay awake all night and then sleep all morning. Little stink. We'll teach her eventually. They discharged Scarlet one day shy of being in the NICU for 4 weeks. Welcome home cutie baby! We love you!

13 comments:

Jacob, Amber, and Baby Kyla said...

She is such a cute little baby girl!!! I'm so glad we got to meet her finally! She is SO teeny and so precious!!!

Chris and Christina said...

YAYAYAY! that's so exciting. I'm so happy for you and she's so healthy :)

Tami said...

Yahoo! I am so glad she is home!

Dari said...

That is so exciting! I am so happy for you guys! I will have to come visit soon so I can hold that sweet baby :)

Molly said...

Oh yay so exciting!!! I can't wait to meet her!!

From our Home to yours said...

Congrats' on having her home in your arms forever!!!! We will keep praying for you and your little family! What a precious cute little baby she is!

Love ya!
Andi

cowbell kelly said...

Congrats on having her home!!!! I love picking up Ruth in the mornings cause she's so happy to see me:) I can't wait for you guys to experience that. And pretty much Scarlet will be your biggest Fan and the captain of your personal cheerleading squad.

Brett and Collette Merrill said...

I don't know if it is any consolation but my baby slept during the days and was awake at nights also when she was first born. However, I think she learned pretty quickly that dark means sleep because I within a few weeks, maybe when she was about 4 or 5 weeks old, she was falling asleep when it got dark outside. So she changed her schedule around without us having to teach her. Good luck, I'm happy she is home!

Grant and Taryn Layton said...

I'm so glad she's home and doing well :) Can't wait to see updates of the fun you all have together at home. Thanks for the great news update!

Shanna said...

congrats I am glad she is home now! I will keep her in my prayers in hopes that all is well with that heart of hers! She sure is a cutie!!

Harmony said...

Oh, I'm so glad she's home! How special! Good luck with her sleeping schedule! Ah! No sleep is not fun!

Heidi and Michael said...

YAY!!!!!!!! SO happy she is home! That is such wonderful news. Congratulations!!

Jenilyn Tolley said...

Congratulations!

I have to say, I'm with Ryan though on the rooming in. That night with rooming in with Jacob (he was in the NICU for 10 weeks) was a horrible night. SO much nicer to be home!

Good luck with the sleeping!