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We're home...well not all of us :>(

First of all, a huge thanks to Mandy for keeping everyone updated. I still may have her update since the next week or two should be a whirlwind.

They released Gracie and I today so we unfortunately had to leave our little pumpkin behind. She is still taking most of her food through the NG tube. It has been stressful getting to all the feedings (every 3 hours) while in pain but now we have to try to juggle one baby at home and one baby in the NICU. When we had to leave tonight Brian and I both just lost it. We cried the whole way home. We know she will be fine, there is just nothing that can prepare you for leaving your sweet baby all alone in the hospital. We wanted to keep the girls together but had no choice but to go.

So now Bry and I will be taking turns going between the hospital and home to be with the girls. My Mom will help a ton, thank goodness. We are really hoping that Abby will be home with us this weekend, but we have to wait and see.

I promise to post pics and the birth story (I started typing that up in the hospital) when I get the energy. Thanks to everyone who sent us e-mails in the hospital. They did print them out every day and bring them to us. It was so amazing to know so many people were thinking about us. This blog has brought me such joy and I am so happy I have been able to share this journey with such amazing people.


Mandy 11:57 PM  

Glad your home! Hope that Abby will follow shortly. I'll gladly keep updating if you need/want me to.

Love ya.

Playground Monitor 1:23 AM  

I discovered your blog via Tara's Plan B blog. God bless you and your babies. My older son was premature and we had to leave him in the hospital, so I know exactly how you feel. It's almost as if they belong to the hospital and not to you.

But soon you'll have little Abby at home too and then the real fun will begin. Parenthood is quite an adventure. That little preemie of mine is now the father of a one-year-old girl.


Jessica 6:37 AM  

Glad to hear you're home.

I know that it's hard to leave Abby at the hospital, but remember, she's getting the care that she needs right now. We had to leave our little one at the hospital after he was born (for a week). It was definitely hard to leave, but my hubby kept having to point out to me that the main thing to remember is that he was here, and they're taking good care of him. Granted, I was at the hospital every day, most of the day, but I was glad he was getting the care he needed to be big and strong for us to be able to finally take him home.

Keep your heads held high. Abby will feed on her own before you know it, and will be home in no time.


Kristin, Rod, and Victoria 7:58 AM  

As I've said before, just remember that as difficult as it is to leave Abby there, she is where she needs to be, and is in the second best place to still being in your belly. She needs the care and knowledge that the NICU provides, and she's only going to grow stronger. Don't feel guilty about not being there every minute of every day. It's not feasible, and not healthy to try. Focus on doing what you can, having as many others as possible also visit the NICU to give Abby love and support. And give Gracie hugs, too!

Lindsey 8:45 AM  

Congrats for coming home! Little Abby gets special prayers this week, I hope she can join you soon. The pics so far are adorable, I can wait to read the whole story!

Nichole 9:30 AM  

I am definitely praying for you and little Abby... Take care and don't try to overdo it!

Emilie 4:12 PM  

yea! you cried all the way home! we did that, too, and we had our only baby in the car with us! It was scary to come home with the baby the first time. EVERYTHING is so new. All the rules have changed. Having to go with out Abby sucked out loud, though. I bet you took some convining or a pry bar to get you out of there? I was told I might have to leave mine in the NICU and go home a day early, and I condidered falling out of bed or similar to have to stay another night!

Nickie 7:46 PM  

welcome home sweetie.

Marz 10:23 PM  

I'm sorry you had to leave Abby behind. I can only imagine how you guys felt walking out those doors with only 1 baby in tow.
I hope she will be released shortly for you & you can start getting into a routine at home.
can't wait to see more pics!

Sami 4:09 AM  

Congratulations on being half home... here's hoping Abby starts eating better and can join her sister and parents at home quickly. Hang in there, take care of yourself and know there are many out here praying for the girls.



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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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