Today was the big day!! After only 23 days in the NICU, my little peanut got to come home. Considering the initial estimate from the doctors was a 5-7 week stay, three weeks seems like nothing! That is not to say that it was an easy three weeks, but by God's grace, provision and strength, and some truly wonderful people supporting and encouraging us along the way, we made it through.
And now she's home.
And she's so unbelievably perfect! I would have been 36 weeks pregnant today, which is still incredibly early for her to be going home, but ever since week one, she has refused to believe that she was an early and tiny as she actually was. All the nurses would joke, "She must not know how young she is, because she's acting like a full term baby!"
She is coming home weighing four pounds and twelve ounces, about the same size that her sister was when she came home! (Although she did not have a NICU stay). Thankfully, because she is so strong and healthy, she is not coming home with any medical equipment or medications. Just milk and vitamins!
She is already very much loved, and is blessed with three wonderful siblings who will no doubt spoil and dote on her everyday. At least until she gets old enough to talk back or steal their toys ;)
Thank you for your prayers and love. I am so completely in awe that my daughter is sleeping soundly in the next room. God has truly blessed our family!