Here are a few pics of our time at home. This post will not have too many details until daddy can get to it.
Getting ready to take Mia home. Ellie is practicing being quiet while she sleeps- we'll see how long that lasts.
Daddy can't wait to bring home his little girl. We were so excited to take her home we left without a pager for when it was time to bring her back for a transplant. They decided to mail it to us instead.We made it home Wednesday around 2:00- the kids were waiting on the front lawn. When we pulled up to the house I was overwhelmed with happiness. Mia was hungry and crying when we arrived, and Ellie stepped on a rock trying to fight her way into the truck. All girls ended up in tears- all for different reasons. Happiness, hunger, and pain.
Let the mauling fest begin. "Can I hold baby?" is the only phrase we would hear out of their mouths for next four days. They were enamored with their sister, and wanted their fair share of holding time.
Ellie, long since bonded with her little sister- needed the most time reuniting with Mia.
Jensen was surprisingly good at holding her by himself.
Mia photo shoot. We gave her a bath and put her in a dress that Ellie wore when she was a newborn.
Holding onto Aunt Boonie's finger... so sweet!
Checking out the ceiling.
Big yawn- she is a big yawner- always needing a little extra oxygen!
Aunt Boonie and Uncle Carl were able to fly in for one day to meet little Mia. I am so glad they were able to be here when she was home- it was a special treat.
Mia was always wide awake and calm when uncle Carl was holding her. I was surprised how alert she was when in his arms. Kisses from Uncle "Ca-woah"
Mia in her bouncy seat- in OUR HOUSE!
Daddy must have thrown out our baby tub because when I went to retrieve it from the kids bathroom it was nowhere in sight. She fit perfectly into the sink for her first home bath.
Just a cute pic of her getting dry.
Nana spent a lot of time holding Mia as well. She was basically held during her time at home. You can see Ellie in the background- she spent most of her time waiting for her turn to roll around again.
Unfortunately, Sunday Mia went into heart failure and we rushed her down to the local ER. From there she was life flighted back to Children's. Today she had a line placed in her chest that will be there until she receives the transplant. It was such a blessing to have her home for the time we did. My heart is broken for my sweet little daughter- I just want to hold her and let her know how much I love her. For now I will be patient while she continues to fight.