I greeted mommy and daddy this morning with a big smile and a 30 gram weight gain! That, combined with my great overnight feedings, was my ticket home. Mommy and daddy were so happy. As the most popular baby in the NICU, it took me awhile to say all of my goodbyes. (Daddy told me I already have mommy beat at workin' the crowds and taking long to say goodbye.) Here I am with my favorite nurse, Adeline.
Daddy put me in the car seat and I soaked in some Calfornia sunshine and enjoyed my first breathe of fresh air. Check out my cool car seat that Uncle Vinu got for me. Wait until you see the stroller and other matching accessories.
We arrived home and grandmom had decorated the house with ribbons and balloons for me. I picked up where I left at the NICU and within 30 seconds of pulling in the driveway, I was already holding court with the neighbors.
Daddy gave me a quick tour of the house and I posed for some photos with the monkeys in my room. I finally got into "civi" clothes and although none of them fit, I looked awfully cute yawning in my "roar" PJs.
It's been a long 10 days and mommy and daddy officially celebrated my arrival home after putting me to bed. They watched over me and shared some tears and joy in cutting off their hospital tags that granted them entry to see me.
Going forward, my priorities are to eat, sleep and grow big. I will update you all in a few weeks but in the meantime, I need to focus on growing and further stabilizing. Once I'm a little bigger (over my current 4.25lbs), I look forward to meeting and snuggling many of you.
Thanks for your prayers, love and support. And don't forget to check in.