This all still seems surreal...did I really drive away from the hospital with my baby girl this evening? Yes, I did! We are safe and sound at Gran and Poppy's. Was I nervous on the drive from Dallas to McKinney? Yes, I was; however, it gave me peace of mind to have my mom (Gran) riding along side Kennedy in the backseat. I have already completed her first round of feeding post discharge and she took the entire bottle. I'm gearing up for our next round at midnight. I had always imagined Brian and I would drive away from the hospital together with our babies in tow, but clearly that plan has been altered. In time we will all be home together. At least Kennedy and I were able to FaceTime with daddy this evening. Thank you, technology!
As excited as I was to finally leave the hospital with our baby girl, my heart was torn. Our little boy is still hooked up to a ventilator in the NICU. It was harder on me emotionally than I thought it would be to leave him there for the night. Thank goodness I feel comfortable with the doctors, nurses and respiratory therapist at Dallas Presby. I will be checking in on him throughout the night when I am up feeding Kennedy. They are weening him off of his pain medication and hopefully he will be able to come off of the ventilator soon. From now on, I will be spending my days with Drake in the NICU and my nights with Kennedy at Gran and Poppy's. We are beyond thankful that my mom (Gran) will be able to take care of Kennedy daily while I am with Drake at the hospital.
1) Drake can't wear his clothes, but he's still rocking the shoe-socks
3) Kennedy's note to Drake (our nurses are so sweet)
4) Kennedy in her carseat
5) Walking in at Gran & Poppy's
6) Getting out of the carseat
7) Mommy & Kennedy