Sunday, May 22, 2011

Coming Home!

We were shocked when we arrived to the NICU on Friday to this...
No feeding tube!

Jack had hit 4 pounds and was making all the right steps. We were told that once he had been eating all his meals from a bottle for 48 hours without any "episodes" that it would be time for him to come home. We kept our expectations low and thought we might have another week or so.

Not so.

We were told today that Jack will be coming home on Tuesday! This weekend has been spent frantically trying to get ready everything we had been thinking we had time to do - buying diapers, washing sheets and blankets, and cleaning the house.

I'm not sure why I'm surprised with how things are going, this little guy has been on his own schedule for some time. We were told to expect him to come home around his due date - June 23rd, and instead it will be May 24th. The nurses are all very impressed and call him their "over achiever."

Nonetheless, we are all very excited, and Cole can't wait to hold his little brother. We welcome visitors, but please remember that Jack will continue his same schedule that he was on in the NICU and can only be held for short periods of time, so please call before you come. Also, no kids for the next few weeks.


Cassie said...

I am so happy Jack gets to come home! Let me know if you need any help at all. For you- I would even take a day off work. You betcha. Love you, Yell!

Stacey said...

How exciting!!! Way to go Jack! Congratulations!!

Heidi said...

No way! I am sooo excited for you guys. If you need help with anything, please let me know. Way to go Jack!

Mom of three ♥ said...

That is wonderful! I will wait awhile to come and visit, since I just had my baby. But I do want to see him soon! Good luck with everything and his homecoming!!