Thursday, July 17, 2008

Going home...

I'm going home tonight. Wow...it's been 8.5 weeks since I've been there.
We will have a long visit in the NICU with the boys before I go home tonight, and Jason get's to have Kangaroo Care with Brady.
I can't drive or even walk too well, so I will get a lot of assistance from Jason to come back each day to the boys.
We knew the day would come where we would go home without them, but I can't believe it's actually here.
My heart will remain here...

12 comments:

Harris Boys said...

I know this has to be SO hard...I'll be thinking about you and hope those precious little boys grow big and strong.

Take care

Katie

SoMdGrl said...

I am thinking of you I can't begin to know how hard this must be. Take care of yourself and your boys. We all miss you on the nest. People ask about you all the time. **HUGS**

RynHales&Peanut said...

I am so glad that your boys are here. I can't imagine the roller coaster of emotions that you are going through. I pray for your family and your strength to get through this time. Take care of yourself!

Andy & Heather Singer said...

My prayers go out to you and your family. Take care of yourself and get a lot of rest - you need to feel well to take care of your boys. Easier said than done...I know I didn't take that advice. My girls were born at 26 weeks and are home and doing wonderfully!

Searching said...

You and your little ones will have my prayers. I'm amazed at their birth story- miracles indeed!!

An insider tip: The nurses know it's very difficult that first night home without your babies and don't mind at all if you have to call several times throughout the night just to check on them. Not that they will have much to tell you (usually just that they are fine and sleeping!) but it's okay if you need to do that. Don't ever feel bad about crying either, your heart is left behind in those isolettes and it hurts. I'm sorry they aren't in your arms right now but am SO GLAD you made it so far and they are both alright!

Lindsi said...

We are all pulling for your little boys, Annie! We all love ya!
Lindsi
(SNL0605)

Shannon said...

That must be so hard leaving your boys at the hospital while you go home. I cant imagine. But they are in good care, and now you can get some much needed rest at your home. We will continue to pray for you and your family

Carissa said...

Leaving my boys in the nicu was the hardest thing I've ever done It gets easier and they will be home before you know it. Good luck

ThreeRingCircus said...

It's an experience not many know...and those of us that do truly understand the ache you're feeling. Our home was an hour away from the NICU...those were the longest minutes I'd ever experienced. I couldn't ever get back there fast enough. Do your best to keep sane. People living their "real world" lives won't get it... the lady in front of you in line at the grocery store that's complaining about something worthless won't get it, the people driving slower than dirt on the freeway don't get it... I get it :). Praying for your boys...and for a speedy recovery for you.

Crystal said...

I know it must be tough to leave your boys... but I bet time will go so fast and they will be home with you before you know it! Congrats again.

the schirano triplets said...

oh honey, i know how hard that is and all i can do is tell you that i am praying for you and those beautiful boys of yours and send you lots of (virtual) hugs!

Suzanne said...

My heart goes out to you. I know leaving your boys at the hospital has to be hard. I will pray for them to quickly grow big and strong.