I didn't realize that it has been 3 days since I last posted. It has been kind of emotional around here. I think there was this state of euphoria following her birth and my homecoming that kept us from realizing the enormity of the situation. The reality is she is doing quite well however we are leaving our daughter at the hospital to be cared from when we long to have her in our arms. This reality kind of hit me like a MAC truck the last couple of days. Thankfully we have our visits with her and our boys at home lovin' on us and each other which is making it all more bearable. God is definitely sustaining us.
OK back to Miss Addison and her progress. First of all, Happy One Week Birthday to our sweet girl!!!! She is up to 12 cc's a feeding! So far she has had little residuals (Residuals are food remaining in her belly that was not properly digested. This is checked before each feeding and will tell them how the previous feeding went.) She has not had a big loss in days and last night she was 915 grams (just over 2 lbs). We thought she would have to be 5lbs to come home but apparently this is no longer a policy and hasn't been for quite some time. We have been told by several nurses that she will probably be smaller and will require a car bed (an infant "seat" for babies under 5 lbs). I won't even tell you how nervous the combination of twin 3 year old boys and a 3 or 4 lb baby makes me but I will welcome the challenge! :)
Yesterday I had the best day playing in the backyard with the boys. I laughed so hard and am surprised I didn't hurt my incision. We also visited the NICU with them and I plan to post about that with pictures but Jared is currently sleeping where my camera cord is so I will have to wait. I will however say that it is a sweet memory that I will not soon forget AND they managed not to push any buttons that would harm their sister. Hallelujah! Jared and I also shopped for our girl last night and got her some preemie outfits because they have started to put clothes on her. I will try and add pics of that too.
Thanks so much for all of the sweet comments and prayers. Each one of them encourage us on this journey.