Sunday, February 15, 2009

SURPRISE!!

So, it seemed like a fun a idea to maybe just not tell people when Abby was coming home and surprise everyone.... Well, the hospital kind of did that for us....

Today John and I were walking from the car on the walkway bridge thing from the parking garage to the hospital doors when Abby's nurse called us. I figured she was calling to see how soon we would be there with the milk we said we were bringing - it was getting close to feeding time.... Instead she said that they were discharging Abigail today, and she wanted to know when we would be there.

Umm.... Can we say "Happy Shock" or "Jaw Drop"??? Seriously??!! What??!! Since when was this even talked about?? WOW!! Really??!!

The nurse said she did not even know about it until the social worker (or maybe she has a different title - can't remember, but she helps me with stuff for Abby) came in and said she was going home.... Later the doctor said that tomorrow morning was decided; so they decided why not this afternoon -- or something like that.

The process really did not take that long because of how much of the process I had completed the first time we thought she was coming home.... So we fed Abigail and gave her a bath - and off we went....

One chapter has closed and another one is beginning. Abby will have plenty of doctors' appointments.... This is just amazing, and we are EXCITED, but SCARED!! We are so thankful to have Abigail in our family and now home. So many miracles..... Thank you to so many for all of your love and support.... I can't wait for her to get bigger, stronger, and healthier so I can show her off in person, instead of pictures.... P.S. - When Abby was weighed last night, she weighed 6lbs 15.8oz. So, we basically brought home a seven pound baby.... We are so grateful to so many wonderful doctors, nurses, and other team members who did such a marvelous job!! I won't miss being at the hospital, but I will miss seeing them....


Eating one last bottle at the hospital



Warming up after one last hospital bath--bath time was planned for today earlier this week


Bye, Bye!!

Daddy taking stuff to the car

I came really close to crying as I put her in the car seat.

Someone from the hospital had to be the one carrying Abigail until she was in the car - hospital liability stuff. She was a great sport with my picture taking...





Can't seem to get this picture to flip the right way....

Home at last.... The bags next to her are our regular baggage - oxygen and monitor

Getting ready for her first bottle at home

Taking her first nap at home before it is time to eat again

15 comments:

KaraLyn said...

I'm so excited for you guys! I've really enjoyed seeing your little Abby grow and develop. She is such a cutie!

Liz Farnsworth said...

Oh I am so excited!! I got all teary eyed scrolling through the pictures of your walk out of the hospital! Enjoy your first night with her. What a blessing to finally have her home. She is a champ.

Brent and Terina Maldonado said...

OH my goodness!!! I'm so happy for you guys!!! I have to admit I got a little emotional for you guys! This is so wonderful!!!

3in3mom said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH we are so thrilled for you! I literally cried for you. We hope there are no "return" visits.

Yeah for you and yeah for Abby. Welcome home sweet girl!

Erik and Kellie Anderson said...

Yeah! I have to say just like some of the others I got all teary when I saw all the pictures and read the exciting news. I am so excited for your little family. Yeah Abby you got to go home!

Arizona Mama said...

Congratulations!!! I am sure you are so ready for her to be home. Let me know if there is anything you need. I am literally seconds away. We are SO happy for you guys!!!

Stephanie Bodine said...

OH MY GOODNESS! CONGRATULATIONS! I am so excited for you both! That is so wonderful!:)

Susan said...

I'm so crying right now for you!! This is the happiess post I have readon anyones blog. She looks so cute and I love the happy content face she has as she sits with daddy at home. I will give you a few days to adjust and then I;m calling. I want to hear everything. Kim, I'm so happy for you!! Yea abby!!

Jenni said...

CONGRATS!!! I am sooooo happy for your cute family! Can you believe that the day is finally here!?! She is so precious and lucky to have you both!

Liz O. said...

Hooray!!!!!

So glad she's home. :)

Dawna Allred said...

This is the best news ever! I seriously teared up with joy. I am so happy for you two...I mean THREE!!! Good luck with everything and I look forward to more cute stories and pictures. =]

Jamie Pearce said...

I am so happy for you guys. I'm sure it is such a wonderful feeling to have your family together at home. What an exciting time! I'll keep you in my prayers!

Tasha said...

That made me tear up as I read it. I am so happy for you and your little family. What a wonderful thing to be home.

Jen Pennington said...

Hi there! I hope you don't mind that Jen gave me your blog address when I kept asking about Abby:) I'm so happy she's home and she couldn't be more beautiful!

Carl and Starla said...

Oh, how exciting! What a great, great surprise! Congrats! Now the REAL fun begins! ;)