Sunday, September 15, 2013

Home At Last

I just looked next to me and saw 3 teeny babies and I laughed. Kind of they way I laughed when I was laying in bed last night listening to 3 babies grunt and suck their binkis and wimper from 3 different cribs. A little surreal. I still can't believe we have 3. And all 3 are FINALLY home :) Little Sterling Claire joined us at home on Thurday :)

No more NICU
No more having to walk down the long hallway that smells like B.O. everyday
No more living on cafeteria and fast food (we'll see)
No more blood transfusions, heel pricks, IV's, beeping machines...
No more wondering who is taking care of my babies when we're not there
No more having to say goodbye to my babies when I go home every night, without them.
No more leaving my phone ringer on super loud in case the hospital calls in the middle of the night
No more sleep :)

It's been a crazy, emotional, difficult, humbling experience the past 2 + months. We have tough little babies. I know I've said it a zillion times. We feel SO blessed. Having babies in the NICU is something that you don't fully understand until you go through it yourself. I'm grateful for the staff at Banner Good Samaritan for making it as easy as possible on us. But I can't say I'll miss the place ;) They've had amazing doctors and NP's and nurses and RT's caring for them. A few of them are more like family to us now. The poor kids are probably wondering who's idea it was to send them home with 2 inexperienced parents like us. We'll get the hang of it... hopefully :)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Its been a big week for us. And for some reason I haven't slept as well ;) Worth it.
Our boys got to come home! Jones came home first on Saturday, then Cash on Sunday. Sterling should be able to come home tomorrow!
I feel like I've been waiting a lifetime for them to be able to come home. Jones came home after 75 looong days in the NICU and Cash after 76, one day shy of their due date :)
I've loved having these two snuggle buggles around, but I miss Sterling like crazy because I haven't been able to go to the hospital as much. I seriously can't wait til tomorrow so I can have all 3 of my babies at home, where they should be.
It's been a long, hard 2 months, and I know the hard part isn't over yet. But we're pretty lucky parents.

The boys are big and strong now, almost 7 lbs! Cash will need some follow ups with a cardiologist, and Jones with a Nephrologist, and there's no telling how far behind they will developmentally, or what lung issues the could have later on. But over all, they are healthy, adorable babies :)
Little Sterling is doing so well :) I can't believe how big she is now. Cant wait til tomorrow!
 Jones' first night home, being the only baby he was definitely spoiled.
And its a good thing we have 3, because we didn't really like taking turns :)
 The dogs are doing surprisingly well at just leaving the babies alone. We dont let them touch them, obviously. This is the closest Zoey's ever gotten and it didn't last long. But they certainly like to stay close to them.
Yes, i'm a mean mom :) And dont worry, I only made them wear the hats for pictures. I cant help myself