Jul 29, 2008
A big day of 1st's
My big news is.... we get to go home on WEDNESDAY!!! Mia is doing great! She is only hooked up to the feeding tube now, and has been stable for days. I have been doing all her care so the doctors are confident that I can handle everything at home. The only thing I have left to do is to put a feeding tube in. She takes her shots like a champ! I think I might put daddy in charge of the shots, because I don't want her associating my voice with the pain... although she has slept through most of them. We'll let daddy be the bad guy!
Today I fed her from a bottle for the first time. She drank it down- then fell fast asleep. We had to finish up her feeding through the tube, but I was overjoyed she did so well. Tomorrow we take on the task of nursing... something long awaited!
We took our first walk today. I took her outside and we just sat there for a hour- it was very therapeutic to be outside holding my infant- no strings attached! As I walked past the front doors, I envisioned myself bolting out of here. Would security chase me down?? As stir crazy as I am after living in a hospital for three weeks, I don't want to rush her. That, and even if I did make it out to the parking garage there is no car or car seat to aid me in my escape.
Mia had her first bath today! Our favorite nurse wheeled in the tubby and she took her first bath- I didn't get any pic's because daddy took the camera home to take pictures of the kids doing karate. Apparently John has been busy teaching them martial arts in my absence.... fabulous!