Monday, August 22, 2011


I was only home for less than 24 hours when my daddy did this to me:

Yes, I'm home.
I've been home since Saturday night.
Boy is it different here than at the hospital!

Mommy and Daddy are so tired they can't see straight.
They think I'm going to stop breathing at any moment.
They're kind of weird.

So far life at home has consisted of sleeping, diaper changes (which I hate), and eating.
Mommy and Daddy are trying to feed me from the bottle.
Sometimes I like it; sometimes I pretend I'm asleep so they'll leave me alone and put the milk in my feeding tube.
I tried pulling the feeding tube out this morning.
Mommy was not very happy with me.
I think it's because when the nurse tried to teach Mommy and Daddy how to put the feeding tube in, I screamed and screamed, which made Daddy cry just a little bit.
I heard a rumor that if I pull my tube out Mommy and Daddy just have to take me to the InstaCare or to my pediatrician and have a professional put my tube back in.
The doctor said my nose is so small Mommy and Daddy would have a really hard time getting my tube back in.

I met my cousin Trouble.
I think she and I will be good friends.
She draws me pretty pictures and loves me.

I'm going to go now and join Mommy in taking a nap.
Daddy took care of me all morning so Mommy could get some work done.
I love my daddy.

Thank you all for praying for me.
My #1 job now is to gain weight so that in 6 months I'll be in the perfect condition for my next surgery.
I guess if it means that my aunts won't ask why I look blue all the time, surgery is a good option.


Sam said...

That. Is. The. Cutest. Sleeping. Bag. Ever.

Love this post! So glad she's home!

Joann Mannix said...

How adorable! Of course, her daddy couldn't wait to get her in there.

The first few weeks of bringing a new baby home are so tough. I hope for everyone's sake, Miss Emily decides to let the feeding tube stay put. And that the nights aren't too bad for all of you.

I'm rejoicing that you all are home as a family, together. Hang tough, lil Mama. You're doing great, brave lady.

adrienzgirl said...

Nice to finally "meet" you Emily. You are a little trooper aren't you? You make sure and eat like you are supposed to for your Mommy and Daddy. They love you very much and they don't need more things to worry about, they'll be worrying plenty about you from now on.

That's what us mommies and daddies do. We worry. We worry about everything. It's a big job being a parent. So anything you can do to help your Mommy and Daddy out so they don't have to worry about that would be lots of help to them!

You be brave and get big! I can't wait to see how fast you grow!

Heather said...

I am so glad she is home. (I think we have the same couch.)

Dazee Dreamer said...

I'm so glad she is home. And what a naughty girl already. trying to pull out her feeding tube.

Mom on a Line said...

So happy to see you all are home together.

wjmom said...

Welcome home, Miss Emily. Home is happy to finally have you.

Venassa said...

That is too cute! Her daddy definitely won't let her go cold!
I'm very glad to hear that she made it home and got to meet Trouble.

Cox Family said...

Leave it up to Jason. I'm glad she's home!

Singedwingangel said...

She is so adorable and welcome home momma and Emily

le Chef said...

Yeah home!
Nothing says home like a sleeping bag. Go daddy!
All those prayers ... they're working.
So happy I could skip and dance ... and that would really upset the kiddies here, so I'll keep it contained and just say Welcome home little E! Your mommy has been needing this.
And that worried you'll stop breathing bit .. um, yeah ... we're all guilty of that one the first go round. Perfectly normal. Welcome to parenthood LOL!

I found stroking the bottom of the foot, or her palm, gently with a fingernail will get a reaction that won't wake them. Just FYI ;)
Because I know you're going to keep worrying for about the first 3 weeks you have her home.

Take a deep breath you two. This was a big hurdle, and you just flew over it intact. Congrats.

-stephanie- said...

Welcome Home little one. Daddy sure has the perfect little nest for you. Be good for your mommy and daddy. I'll keep my prayers going for you.

Tiffany said...

Yay!! I'm thrilled Emily is home. And I'm so glad you've finally joined the Sleep Deprived New Parents of America Club. Hang in there!

p.s. she just couldn't be any cuter.

Lalis said...

~*~Welcome Home~*~

(And your Daddy wouldn't be your himself if he didn't stick you in a sleeping bag :) )

Shan said...

Okay, I know I've had a very long day... but I read half of this before I realized that Elimy was telling the story. LOL, I thought maybe you still call your parents Mommy and Daddy, which you might. And I've had children, so I could rationalize hating getting *my* diaper changed, too. Whatever. I'm babbling now because I just cannot believe she's home. How is that possible? Isn't that just about the most amazing thing you ever *heard?* Wow. Alright, sitting here in the dark with weepy eyes makes it especially hard to see the screen.

I'm so happy for you.

And have you heard of the Angel Care monitor? I guess maybe you have monitors for her, but if not, that might be a good one to look into, so you can sleep when she is and worry less about the not breathing thing.

Happy Hugs,

Shan :+)

TheBlogWriter8 said...

You guys know how to put in a feeding tube? That is so cool! I'm impressed.

"Emily meets Trouble"- this ought to be a whole new episode altogether!

Happy Parenthood. :) said...

Welcome home, babe. Look slike you have the best spot in the house.
Hugs to you and your parents.

Missy said...

Good thing Emily isn't on a bili blanket or she would totally look like a glow worm!! That picture is too cute. Glad she's home.

Brynn said...

He's a fun and funny daddy. I love it. She is only going to have the best of the best.

Janine said...

Hi friend. Just been catching up on your last 2 posts. I am celebrating with all my heart with you that your baby girl is at home with you!!! What a victory!!! She is such a brave little girl with such a courageous mommy and daddy! Praying with you for her continued miracles Noelle.
All my hugs xxx

jer and lous crew said...

you are HARD CORE jason...does she have hiking boots too...if so can't wait to see those either...she better be prepared i'm sure you are ready to show her the WORLD...glad you are all home...take care...loves

Daniel and Elise said...

Ha ha! Boys. That sleeping bag is SO cute! She is going to have the cutest gear - mini sized :)

Hoontah said...

I think our husbands were separated at birth.

So glad to hear Emily is home. What a blessing. You are remarkable. Your family is remarkable. I love you and my family keeps you constantly in our prayers.

Bossy Betty said...

Sleep and eat well, Emily! You are going to need your strength and if Daddy tries to put hiking boots on you, let us know!