Thursday, January 27, 2011

We're Home! {kind of}

After six weeks in the NICU, Elliot was discharged today. We're staying at the Ronald McDonald House for one more night and heading back up north tomorrow.
I don't want to jinx anything, but Elliot has been SO great since we brought him home. No crying or fussing. All he cares about is eating, sleeping, and cuddling. He's such a good baby.

Some things you have to do to come home:

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Take your first REAL bath- he loved this! Since he always screamed through his sponge baths, I braced myself for the worst as I stripped him down for his bath. But as we lowered him into the warm water, his eyes got huge and he sat quietly the whole time while we soaped him up.

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Get dried off

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Bundle up

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Pass the carseat test- He slept through the whole thing- all 90 minutes of it.

25 comments:

  1. Fantastic news. SO glad he can come home!

    He is such an adorable wonderful little man.

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  2. Hurray! What wonderful news. I'm so happy for you that you get to bring your sweet one home. He is too adorable with those big bright eyes. Good job Elliot and good job Mama and Papa!

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  3. That bath picture is adorable!!

    You have an award on my blog- don't rush. Enjoy going home with your little man!

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  4. Congrats on being able to go home. I can't get over how alert he is.

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  5. That is fantastic news! I am so happy for all of you. <3

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  6. what great news!!! glad to hear things are going so well for all of you! He's such a handsome little boy! Take care!
    ~brandy

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  7. Great news!! I'm so happy for you guys and I hope everything is going good! :)

    The Sweetest Life

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  8. Awesome news!!!. I am so happy for you guys!!!!

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  9. This just made my day! Yay! I am so happy for you guys!!!

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  10. Congratulations! I've been reading your blog since right before you went into labor...so happy to see you get to take your little man home finally. Not sure how you've managed to cope this long! :)

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  11. Hooray for being out of the hospital!

    I realized in looking at your photos...our hospital never did a car seat check. Whoops. :) Oh well!

    Cute pictures, as usual!

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  12. I am so happy for you!! I know Elliot will thrive much more at home with you.

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  13. So pleased with the good news! He's just so handsome!

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  14. Oh, I'm so happy for you all!!

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  15. I hope the transition is going well! So happy for all of you!

    You and your dh are in my prayers today- iirc, he's leaving today?

    (((Hugs)))

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  16. I hope you are settling into Elliot being home. It is such a blessing when your baby comes home with you and in your case, it is probably quite a lot more work than a non-NICU newborn. Been thinking about you a lot this weekend. Hope you are getting a little bit of rest and have lots of help. You're a terrific Mommy!

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  17. Oh that is fabulous news! Congrats!

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  18. Brilliant news. Hope this is the first step to everything becoming more "normal" for you!

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