Sunday, October 7, 2007

Coming home without her

Tomorrow is going to be hard.

We found out today that she needs to stay until Wednesday or Thursday. An eye specialist will be coming to see her Wednesday and they want to go ahead and get her immunizations started while at the hospital as preemies often don't do as well as regular sized babies. They want to monitor her to make sure that everything goes ok. To be completely honest, I was completely ok with them keeping her. I don't want to travel home only to end up at Vanderbilt right away so I think this is the best decision.

BUT....

After we sign our official paperwork we have to come home tomorrow. The kids are dying to see us (Anna went home this morning) and Jonathan has to go back to work. It is going to SUCK leaving without her and I am already trying to figure out how to come back ASAP. My plan at this point is to come home and get stuff at the house taken care of and come back on Tuesday morning. They want us to "room in" at the NICU the night before we leave so I hope to just hang out at the hospital with her until her release on Wednesday (hopefully)

She already looks like she has grown to me..maybe it's because I am getting more and more used to her, but I can tell she is starting to get used to us as well. When we feed her the bottle, she will barely open her eyes and look at us. I guess she thinks we don't notice that she is completely checking us out. As she eats, I tell her to give me a good burp and she can lay on my chest. This morning, she looked up at me with those big eyes after her burp and snuggled into my chest....oooh how I love this child. It seems as though she is thinking, "I don't know who you are, but you feed me and hold me so I like you."

I desperately miss Isaac and Luke and even though Anna hasn't been gone long, I miss her so. She is such a great helper and is such an amazing big sister. Yesterday at lunch, she was already talking about adopting again. We had to tell her to slow down sistah! Isaac and Luke are so sweet on the phone and I know they are so excited to meet Mary Elizabeth. I can't wait for you all to meet her.

Ok, I will quit blabbing...we are EXHAUSTED and turning in early, but I will post more pics of her tomorrow. We love you all and GOD IS IN CONTROL!

14 comments:

Crazy Aunt Jane said...

So very happy for you and your family and so proud to be your crazy aunt! God Bless you and much love. CAJ

Anna Banana said...

Aw man, That stinks I really wanted to see her Mon. when I got home of the school bus. Love you (and me), Anna/Big sis.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness... I know you had your heart set on Monday.. but you need to do what is best... and you are right.. God is in control!!! I can't wait to see more pics!!!!

Vickie

BlessedWithDaughters said...

It is always better to be safe rather than sorry...I'm glad your heart was at peace with the decision. The days will go quickly. Take my word for it...get rest and go on a date if you get a few spare hours! I'm sure she'll be happy to see you on Tuesday.

I LOVE that Anna is so excited!!!

Hey, I got a call at home today from a cell with a TN area code...you? I wasn't sure if it would be you or my aunt since it was a cell and I don't know my aunt's cell # by heart. Let me know if it was you and/or if you need to talk...

Love you, and still just brimming with tears of joy for y'all every time I look at her little pictures.

Min

Kim said...

If my memory serves me correct you guys left your two baby boys in the hospital too right? So you've done it before and Thank God this time it's only a matter of days and for shots & eye appt. Can't wait to see you both.

Anonymous said...

I just got "caught up" reading all of your recent blog posts. Brea, this is an amazing season of LIFE! This earthly family has been knit together to love one another, to call Him LORD together, and to reach out together into a world that NEEDS LOVE! You are precious...and so is this baby girl. I love her little lips! May she bless the LORD all her days! I rejoice with you.....and too can't wait to meet her.

Laura

Susan said...

Brea
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!I can't even tell you how excited I am for you and your family!! She is absolutely beautiful!!
Susan

nene said...

Hang in there, Wednesday will be here before you know it. Would love to hear from you if you get the time - I can't wait to see pics of the boys meeting their new baby!

Kerri said...

Brea,
I'm so happy to see how God is blessing your family. Mary Elizabeth is just beautiful. God has given you such a love for others, and I'm glad he saw fit to let you share that love with this beautiful new baby.
Love,
Kerri Jo

Jennifer Kristen (Bopp) Cady said...

Wow! Brea Amazing!!! I just caught up with the news. I am so excited for your family. She is BEAUTIFUL!!!God is so good

vicki said...

your new baby is beautiful and you are so very blessed as you know lol your little girl sounds so excited i am really happy this tiny baby found a home with such loving and caring mom and dad, i saw this on story on another blog and had to read it then was excited for you so decided to post lol wend will be here before ya know it, preemies take a little while longer sometimes, both my nephews were small babys weighed 3 pounds and dd has a friend whos baby girl weighed in a whopping 15 ounces but is now doing great, isn;t it amazing how wonderful god has directed the medical community. god bless you all and what a wonderful family you have

Rachel Wilson said...

OMGoodness! I am SO happy for you! She is Beautiful. I am praying for you guys!

BWakefield said...

Brea!!! Angel gave me your blog site today! I'm soooo excited for you, your family and this beautiful, sweet baby girl! I can't wait to follow your journey.

Beth

Sarah :0) said...

Hi Brea! It's Sarah again and it's now Thursday...any updates? I'm anxiously awaiting meeting Mary Elizabeth and can't wait to hear how this week is going. Love ya girl!