Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We're HOME!!!

This is Liam waiving goodbye to all his wonderful nurses that helped take such good care of him!
Taking a little cat nap while waiting for the doctor to give us the discharge instructions.
Three strikes and your out right? Well, at least in Liam's case. Today was the third time they said he was going home and we are outta there! Tim took a half day off in anticipation of Liam maybe going home. They wouldn't give us a for sure answer because he didn't finish his 16 feeds in a row until 11:00 today, and then the doctor had to give approval after that. We didn't get the official go ahead until 2:30 and we were gone just after 3.
I finally got the car seat checked yesterday and we both took infant CPR today. So everything was set, we just needed Liam! We are a little nervous about being home, no nurses to rescue us, but we are ready. He is on a monitor for his heart rate and breathing, so that is reassuring or it just freaks you out because the alarm is really loud. It hasn't gone off yet and we hope it stays that way.
He has really got the eating thing down, lets hope he has the sleeping thing down too - even though we will have to continue to wake him up to eat every 3 hours until he gets a little bigger. It is so fun to watch him sleep. He makes little noises and it sounds like he is laughing. It's so cute. We're going to try to catch it on tape. It's just something that you hope you will always remember once they get big and start to talk back!
We apologize for not really calling anyone and letting you know we are home, but we have just enjoyed this time together and wanted to sit and relax and be together - it's been a while. Thank you for all the prayers and support, Liam so often reminds us that God is good.
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25 comments:

Rosencrans Family said...

Congratulations! God is amazing! Praying he feeds and grows just as a newborn should! God bless you all!

Matt Yount said...

I am SO STOKED! Sorry I never got up to the hospital to see the little guy! But how more exciting to see him on his own home turf, where he will feel comfortable to sit around in his underwear and scratch himself (just like his dad!). I am very pumped for you guys. Speaking of "pumped" . . .

We love you a lot!

Rachael Zeerip said...

What a JOYFUL day!!!

Neal, Rachel and Morgan said...

Jen & Tim-

Yes!!!! How exciting! I hope that tonight goes well for you! :) So glad to hear that you are all home together as a family! We pray that Liam continues to eat well and continues to grow!!! How exciting!!! Welcome Home!

Alex and Jen Dewitt said...

yay! Congrats guys and good job Liam!!! Hope all goes well for ya at home, get as much sleep as possible! We're still praying for you!

Jayme said...

congratulations on the big move and i hope that things go well at home! so happy that you are finally all home together as a family!

The Robinsons said...

What wonderful news! We are smiling huge smiles for your family today and praying that the transition home goes well!
Praying for you!

Nick and Kristi Bonstell said...

Congrats! that is amazing and we are so excited for you guys. We will continue to pray that things go well.

Nicole Poest said...

Yeah!! That is AWESOME :) I'm so glad he is home...hope it was an easy transition for all of you! Enjoy your little guy!! Can't wait to meet him!

Jessica said...

Congratulations! I'm sooo happy for you guys!! That is one of the best days in your life, you'll never forget it, walking out that door with your litte one. That's great that the THREE of you got to relax together!!! Can't wait to see him Jenni :o) Again Congrats! hugs, Jess

Josh said...

Glad to hear he is home!

Nicole said...

Jen, you don't know me (I'm Jessica's sister), but I have been following your blog. I know how happy you must be right now! I remember how exciting it was for us (and I'm just the aunt!!) when Chase came home last year. Enjoy this time together!

Mike, Em, and Gavin said...

Wonderful!!! We're so happy that you're all home together.

Kyle Reed said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys. I hope the transition will continue to go smoothly. Can't wait to meet him.

Kyle

Mary said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting to finally have him home! You do deserve some time alone with him!!!
Hope and praying everything continues to go well and he doesn't keep you up to much!!
Aunt Mary

TracyVDM said...

I heard the news from Matt today!! I checked your blog last night, but you must have posted after that!! Congratulations on having your sweet little guy home with you! I can't wait to meet him!

The Rotman's said...

Very, very exciting. So thankful that he's finally home. I hope your first night went well. Can't wait to hear all about it.

DeWitt Family said...

Congrats!! How exciting to have your little guy home!!

Chris Klein said...

God is big and is so faithful. We will continue to pray that his hand just blesses Liam as he grows. I am excited.

Bruce, Annie, Avery & Jack said...

So happy to hear that Liam is home! What a great place to be! We will continue to keep you guys in our prayers.

Kara Steketee said...

That's awesome! I can't wait to see you all!

Josh said...

What a great day! This is so awesome!

Lisa said...

Jen and Tim-
What wonderful news! Now you can watch him grow every second, every little inch and every little new hair on his head! Congrats and ENJOY!

Lisa Theodore

Tripp said...

How exciting! I am so glad to see that he was able to come home. Enjoy every minute of it!

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