Saturday, January 30, 2010

20 days later...

She's home! This morning when I went in to feed Alison the doctor was there. I actually had never seen this doctor the whole time Alison was at the hospital, so I was hoping that wasn't a negative thing for her/me! I was so hoping the doctor would tell me I could take her home today. The doctor introduced herself and said, "I have good news to tell you. Would you like to take her home?" Yay! So happy! Last night she passed her car seat test. Once they say they can go home, you just arrange what time is best for you. We had a couple of things going on today so we came back about 2 pm to get her.

Justin and I came with an outfit and blanket, changed her clothes, signed some papers, made sure we knew how we were supposed to feed her and left! Simple as that! They want me to breast feed her twice a day and to give her my milk in a bottle at all other feedings. So I will still pump and pretty much follow the same schedule I've had--going in to feed her twice a day and bottles for the other feedings. I go to doctors office again on Monday to see how she does.

We were anxious to see how Molly would react. We came inside and grandpa was holding her. She was interested and just looked at the baby.


We brought her into the family room to take her out of her car seat. Molly kept saying, "She's tiny!" and giggling about it. It was so cute. She was pretty excited once she understood what was happening.



Molly even gave the baby a few kisses!



Our little family all together!


Molly really wanted to give the baby her binky. Alison was pretty sleepy, so we didn't actually let her put it in her mouth. When I took Molly downstairs for her nap she wanted to keep the binky with her.

We are so grateful to have her home! Now she'll actually feel like she's ours! Thanks to all of you for your support, encouragement and prayers. We appreciate it!

25 comments:

Wendy said...

I'm so happy for you and, I admit, was getting all teary-eyed looking at the pictures of you all together and little Molly finally being able to see her! Such a great day!

Niederfam said...

YAY!!!! I had the same teary eyed problem seeing you ALL together too!!! So sweet!!!!! I can't wait to HOLD her tomorrow!!!! I'm SOO SOOOO HAPPY she's home. GOOD LUCK!!!!

Brooke said...

YAY! I'm so happy that she finally gets to come home! The only problem now with coming to see you is we'll have to wait out my kids colds

Melissa said...

It must be genetic. I was blinking tears as well. I am so glad she got to come home. She looks so cute in her cars eat! I am so happy for all of you!

Erin Hatch said...

Congratulations Nicole! You look beautiful and you have a beautiful family!

emily said...

oh such wonderful news! and she is so beautiful, and tiny liked molly said. :) i love, love, love the pictures with molly just adoring her sister. so cute and sweet.

i hope all will continue to go well, as i am sure it will. you have such a gorgeous family!

Jeff and Kathryn said...

I'm so happy for you! So glad she is doing well.

ps You look gorgeous in these pictures!

Karen said...

I'm so glad she's finally home and that Molly finally got to meet her sister! I just love how tiny they look in their car seats! So much fun! And if she's anything like Brooke she'll grow REALLY fast!

Laura said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!That is so cute to see Molly with her. What a happy day!!

galbraithfam said...

We can't wait to see you Alison!!! And I can't believe how big she's gotten Nicole! And to me, she looks even more like Molly! And she's so dark--beautiful coloring!! Ok--I know it's cheesy and dramatic, but I seriously got teary eyed when i saw that picture of all of you together! Such a sweet family and you are FINALLY all together!! I'm so happy for you!!We love you guys and PLEASE! don't ever hesitate to ask for anything! Lexie loves having Molly over anytime!

The Blakes said...

Oh, I NEED to hold that little one!

Sunny said...

Crazy, it made me teary eyed as well... I love it and we can't wait to meet her. Doesn't it feel amazing to have her home. Now breathe... right?

Brookie P. said...

YAY! She is so cute... and tiny too. The family pics are so neat. I too got teary eyed..... and you are all together.... FINALLY! I can't wait to meet her next week! Beautiful family.

erinmalia said...

everyone looks great. congrats on having her home!

Jill said...

Such beautiful pictures, this is the best moment when you finally feel like your family is home! Love it!

Christine said...

Oh Yay! I am so thrilled, and Molly looked so cute in those pictures. Now you can just do your own thing, hooray!

Wendy said...

P.S. You look great--like you never had a baby!

Emilie said...

What a blessng to have her home!! Your family looks great all together :)

Brett & Sydnie said...

I'm so glad you got to bring her home! She is so small and cute.

Lori Wyatt said...

yay, I'm so glad you finally got to take her home! She is so sweet, congratulations again to your cute family!

Tyler and Emily said...

yay!! so glad she's home! she looks so adorable in that car seat!

Holly said...

What a cute family picture, all of your together. Congrats, I'm so happy she's home!

Momma Chickie said...

Congratulations. You finally have baby Alison home! She is so beautiful. She reminds me of my tiny baby girls. Hope both you and Molly adapt well.

Jen said...

Yay congrats! You all look beautiful together!

Becky said...

She is so beautiful, Nicole! You've been through a lot, WOW. I'm so so happy that you get to have your little baby home now. I can't wait to meet her!!