God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
(2 Corinthians 1:3b-4, NLT)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

home at last!

Wednesday, May 20
We finally got home Monday night. We flew out of Boston the morning of the 13th, the day Faith turned 6 months old. Dave flew home, and my mom, the boys, Faith, and I went to my brother's, before taking an unplanned side trip to introduce Faith to my grandparents and Gram in Wisconsin. Faith enjoyed meeting everyone, and Gram got Faith to laugh out loud for the first time, and a few times after that!
The drive from Wisconsin to home wasn't bad, although it was long. We stopped one night in Omaha, and since we were there we decided it would be nice to take something to Emerson's mom. We were happy to meet her, and glad to be able to pay forward some of the kindness and generosity others have shown to us.
Now we're working on getting into a routine and getting used to being at home for really the first time, other than that one short weekend before heading to Boston. Faith's already had her first appointment with our family doctor, and continues to grow well. She's up to about 13 1/2 lbs now, which means she has gained 4 1/2 lbs in less than 2 months. She's starting to have chubby baby cheeks and looks really good.
She'll have her first appointment with Dr. Soden next Tuesday. I'm trying to be optimistic about how that will go... I'm planning on taking her by the NICU to show her to all of her nurses after our appointment, and I'm hoping maybe we'll see Dr. Sandoval too, so I can show him that Omegaven works! I'll probably take a meal in to leave in the kitchen in the NICU, since I remember how nice it was not to have to worry about what to eat while Faith was there. I can't wait for everyone to see how much better she is, she's like a different baby!

I hope to be able to post some more updates soon, to tell more about the last month and everything we did in Boston, and post some pictures!


Unknown said...

My heart is so overjoyed for your family! Praise the Lord everyone is well and home!! :)

Jenae said...

Wow, I am so glad this day has come for Faith, you and your family. I can't wait to see you all again soon! I am filled with so much joy knowing things are going well for Faith. You are such a STRONG mama and an amazing family! (((HUGS))) to all.

Yuko, Randy, Max, and Kai said...

Welcome home!!! We are thrilled for you.
Randy and Max and I also came home from Boston to an unusually cloudy Colorado, which somehow seemed to ease our transition.
Looking forward to getting together when you are settled.

Leisl said...

I'm so glad to hear that you are home. Can't wait to hear about your adventures.

Anonymous said...

welcome home!

Unknown said...

Rae-Anne, Oh my gosh! I am so overjoyed to hear that you all are home and Faith is doing so well! It really does speak to God's grace and his amazing power. He blessed Faith with a Mommy & Daddy that would NEVER stop. I will let Dr. Sandoval know & hope to see you guys, but I might have to come up to Loveland for that to happen since I work strait nights now. Congrats. Keep us updated, it really inspires us to keep fighting. -Cristi Brooks (TCH NICU)

Kim said...

Faith looks so much like you! I can't get over it! Her and Noah both have your dark brown eyes!

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