March for Babies

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Nesting

This weekend we are nesting in the Extreme Home Makeover kind of way.  T is building a second bathroom in the basement (plumbing already there, we just need the room and the stuff hooked up, etc.), we had central air installed yesterday which will be a life saver this summer when it is 80F with 1000% humidity and Azure is literally stuck to my boob with sweat and dribbled milk.  I am also painting the back stairway and doing more laundry than I ever have in my life.
Why all the fuss?
She might be home next weekend!  Holy Shit!  How did this sneak up on us?  How does one become comfortable with the schedule of hospital work home hospital sleep hospital work, etc.?  We will do CPR training today.  Tuesday or Wednesday we get trained on the take home monitor.  Friday will be a sleepover at the hospital and then next weekend we expect them to boot us out.  This is a tentative schedule based on how we do, how she does, what they have going on at the NICU, etc. 
Again, Holy Shit!
Better go, Home Depot is calling.
 

23 comments:

PJ said...

That is so awesome. Good luck to getting your house projects done.

Tertia said...

what wonderful amazing stunning divine news!!! i can't believe she is about to come home. so happy for you

xx

B said...

OMG, Blue! This post made me cry! That is fantastic news!!! I'm so happy for all of you!

daysgoby said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

J said...

I am so very happy to hear that the coming home time is so near :-) So happy!

electriclady said...

Amazing news! So happy for you.

Shannon said...

Good luck on getting the babe home! It was the same way with us...all of a sudden BAM! Your baby is going home! We were not prepared at all and had nothing ready for her. It all worked out though.

CONGRATS!

e said...

This is SUCH fantastic news!!! I'm sooo happy for you guys!! :D :D

Sol said...

How wonderful to hear about Azure´s homecoming. I did the CPR training course last week, totally worth it.
Will you have a home health nurse assigned to Azure or is it just the monitors for you to check up on her?

We are looking forward to new updates from home with pictures, if possible! (Please)

Enjoy the weekend, the last weekend before she´s home . Yay!!!k

lala said...

holy shit is right!!! That is wonderful! So how much does she weigh now and how much time can you take off?

Heather said...

Fabulous news! Oh, I can't wait to read the official "She's coming home" post.

What's Meant to Be said...

Congratulations!!! Have fun nesting!

JJ said...

Wonderful!

JJ said...

Wonderful!

Miss W said...

So happy for you! There just aren't words that express the feeling you get when the NICU tells you your baby will be home so soon. Just happy she will soon be a "NICU Graduate"!

amy said...

I remember feeling the same way; that all of a sudden what I had dreamed of was happening all too fast. It is almost surreal. Our nurse had to force me to leave the hospital to go buy a car seat because we hadn't done it yet and they needed to do his car seat test. I was in that much shock and denial. But, what amazing news! Yay for the Elephant Trunk family! So so so so happy for you.

ThreeBees said...

Wonderful news!

justdawn said...

WOO HOO! Coming out of lurk to congratulate you on nearing the end of your NICU journey! I can't wait until you get to bring your Sweet Baby home!!!

Pygmalion's Wife said...

Whoo-hoo!!! How exciting! We want details--how is the breastfeeding going and how much does she weigh now and did you finish her room yet and what will you do about child care...??? CONGRATULATIONS!

Vacant Uterus said...

WOOHOO! That's awesome news!

Heels said...

Happy, happy news! I can't wait to hear more.

Rachel said...

Wonderful news!! Happy nesting.
Would love to see another picture of Azure. How big is she now?
Rachel (in NYC, no blog)

Well-heeled mom said...

That is such good news. Thanks for sharing!