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Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Sun'll Come Out...


I can't believe it, but one of the doctors told us we could bring Anna home on Friday. Friday! That's tomorrow! Here's how it all went down.

We were on our way to visit Anna on Tuesday evening when the phone rang. It was the mean nurse and I was nervous. It's usually the doctors that call and they usually call in the morning. The mean nurse said, "I wanted to let you know that we're moving Anna to the 13th floor." What? What for? What's wrong? What's going on? She continued, "It's just a satellite NICU where we move some babies when they are getting ready to go home." Go home? What? Really?

So, we went up to the 13th floor instead of the 9th. Things are similar there, but there are only 4 beds instead of the 50ish that are on the 9th floor. But Anna looked great. She was still hooked up to all of her monitors. We had a nice visit and we were hopeful that she really would be discharged soon.

Aunt Katie and I returned on Wednesday morning and I got to feed Anna at 9 am. She was a champ and took the entire bottle in 5 minutes. They removed Anna's feeding tube and oxygen. And when one of the doctors came by she was bragging on Anna, telling us she's doing amazingly well. Then came the magic words. "If all goes as planned then we'll discharge her on Friday." Friday! That's tomorrow!!

Alli is super excited. She's told everyone in the neighborhood that her sister is coming home on Friday. She's already planned on bringing Anna out on the porch for all of her friends to see her. I'm already planning to make sure the neighborhood kids don't touch her. They are a messy bunch!

Now it's all about getting the house together. I got the pack n play out yesterday. We finished her room this weekend. All of her clothes are washed and ready to go. We're ready. We're so ready!


  1. This is SO EXCITING! Sounds like you are more than ready for her to be home, but if you think of anything you need let me know. I would be more than happy to help with anything.

  2. Great news! Alli was so excited to tell me her news last night. When I asked if you and Jason were excited, she responded with the most serious of faces that she did not think her Dada knew yet! She was already making plans to bring Anna on the porch and wanted to know if the girls could come over and see her. I will make sure they don't touch her!

  3. I am so glad that Anna is coming home. I can't wait to meet her.

    Please let me know if I can be of any help.