Monday, November 2, 2009

Thank you....we are HOME!

First, I wanted to say thank you all for the kind wishes and sweet words. It really helped that first day after the surgery when I couldn't see him.

He was able to leave the special care nursery on Thursday. Poor guy has been stuck with so many needles and what not. He did get a little jaundice but luckily it was at an ok level and we were able to go home Friday. The pediatrician today said that when little ones are not feeling well (the hole in his lungs) they can get jaundice easily. We took him to his first pediatrician appointment today and she didn't' seem too concerned. The hospital also referred us to a nurses program to come by and check on him for a few weeks.

Leaving was kind of emotional for me. I was in the car and I couldn't control the tears. I think I was/am so grateful to be able to take him home. Being in that nursery with some very tiny or sick babies is hard, and I am forever grateful that we were released with no issues. Trust me, I am counting my blessings right now as I look over at my sleeping baby.


I was also so grateful for the care I received there. I had one nurse come back to check up on me because she was assigned to someone else the next day. The first day after the surgery my fever got pretty high and she just wanted to see how I was doing. Top notch care for sure!

Having him home is a good feeling. No more needles, no more machines! Being a mom is indescribable. Knowing that he is ours, and the love I feel for him is more than i can put into words.

Blake described it well. When he was sitting there during the c-section, he watched them pull out Brady's head (which I have pics of, if anyone if interested in seeing :) Immediately, he said his world changed. After 9 months, and all the talk/anticipation of his birth, it never really hit him until he saw him. Then, when she pulled the rest of him out with the cord around his neck, and the breathing issues really freaked him out especially when I wasn't doing so well at the time either. It was scary but got through it. He is a keeper for sure!

The whole process is amazing, and I cannot believe that this little man was inside my belly! While my delivery was far from what I expected, and breastfeeding is way more difficult than I imagined, it is all so worth it. I am a bit bummed that I was so out of it that first night, and couldn't be with him, but then again, I look at him and thank god we are all okay.

The first few days home I did not want to put him down, or be away from him but we are slowly adjusting to our new life and my world has changed too!

Now, time to snuggle with Brady!

12 comments:

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad he is okay. I've been through a NICU and a PICU many times with my nephew and it is truly the single most humbling experience. I am so glad he is okay. Enjoy!

Sara H said...

Congrats! Glad that you guys are all home now. Being a mother is such a wonderful thing, sometimes I just want to cry because I love my little guy so much. Enjoy this time with him b/c it truly goes by so fast :)

Julia said...

Welcome home, Amy! So glad you can see the whole process as a positive thing. Now get back to that little bundle of cuteness!

LC said...

I am so happy for you, Amy. I am also so happy about how positive you have been dealing with the surprise hurdles that got in your way. Can't wait to see more pictures of your adorable man!

Sarah said...

This is so cool, Amy. :)

Jennelle said...

Amy, I'm so happy for you! I'm glad you are both doing well, and adjusting to your new life. I can't wait to see lots of pictures of little Brady. :)

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

I am so glad you are home and BOTH doing well! Brady is very lucky to have such great parents and he will be taken care of like a king. I can't wait to see more pics of him and watch him grow. Our little guys will be a couple weeks apart which calls for a meeting some time next spring :)

Angie said...

I'm so happy for you that he is doing well, and you are doing well. That was a beautiful post!

Maria said...

So happy that you, Blake and Brady are home and enjoying your time together. I wish you guys all the best!!!

Lisa said...

I love reading your "new mom" posts. Everything is so surreal to me, because I just can't imagine how quickly things change once their here. All the love, newness - our lives are never the same...thankfully :).

N. said...

This is so sweet to read, Amy. I'm so happy for you, that you're home with your healthy boy. And how cute of Blake!

Katie said...

Amy, I'm so glad you are adjusting so well! What a sweet post!