Wednesday, March 2, 2011

News of a Homecoming

Today we finally got confirmation of Lea's homecoming! This Friday, Lain, Lea and myself will "room in" the hospital overnight. Then on Saturday, we'll FINALLY be taking our baby girl home!

I cannot explain to you the relief, excitement and pure joy that is running through me right now. I can't remember ever feeling like this. Just picturing Lea lying in her own crib, with not a single wire attached to her is making me smile as I type this. Now, we will experience the things people sometimes warn you about when having a baby:

"You can't just pick up and go anymore... You can't go out to eat... or see a movie... It's a twenty four hour job..."

All of these things once sounded so scary and binding to me. Now, there's nothing I want more. I look forward to spending my days and nights at home with my beautiful family. It doesn't get better than that. Life is REALLY about to start now, and I couldn't be more ready!

"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4: 6-7


  1. Wonderful news Jessica! You are all in my prayers!

  2. Oh wow!!!! You just made my day! I am so very excited for you and Lain and Lea! God is good! Congratulations!!!

  3. Congratulations! How exciting to finally take your sweet pea home and snuggle her whenever you want! Good luck!

  4. Hello...I have been lurking now for a little while. I gave birth to a 32-weeker on January 26th (I think our due dates were relatively close), and we got to take him home on February 23rd. You are in for such a fun adventure! We brought Sprocket (our guy's blog name) home on it wasn't a completely wireless baby. I will keep you in my thoughts as you get to know your little girl at home. Good Luck.

    Oh -- and don't stress if her eating changes...even as your room in. Sprocket didn't eat much during his first two feedings when we roomed in at the hospital. We stressed out because we thought that meant he wouldn't be able to come home. The NICU nurses smiled and reassured us that sometimes a change in setting will cause them to be a little "off" for a few days.

    Good Luck and thanks for letting me lurk :)

  5. Smithers, thanks for "lurking" and sharing your story! I'm so glad you have your little man at home. Good luck to you and your family!