Thursday, January 22, 2009

Confessions of a Preemie Drama Queen

We are finally home. It's been a long two months (two and a bit, actually). Little One was transfered from Mount Sinai to the hospital in the closest "big city" to us on January 13th and was able to come home on the 18th.

One of the nurses at Mount Sinai told me that should I ever write a book about Little One's dramatic entrance into the world, I should entitle the book "Confessions of a Preemie Drama Queen" or "Code Pink Baby". Everything about Little One has been nothing short of dramatic. Her spontaneous birth to her adventures in the NICU...and then being airlifted to her step down hospital. *sigh* I'm surprised I survived all the drama. When I think of everything that has happened, it amazes me that we are finally home. I never thought I was a "strong" person. This whole experience taught me otherwise.Bath time before the big trip! This will be Little One's second airplane trip already and she was only 37 weeks corrected in this photo.One of the nurses was telling Little One that she was about to go on another big adventure! It was so funny because it looked like Little One was really paying attention and listening!
Being airlifted by air ambulance. Brrrrr! It was COLD!
Little One charmed the pants off of the paramedics too. Too funny!
Hubby was so happy to have his girls back home :)

Never in a million years would I have imagined having to go through what Little One, Hubby and I had to go through in the 38 weeks of her life. It's funny to think that in two weeks she will have reached her "due date".
Grandma was so excited to finally be able to hold Little One!
I know...enough with the baby photos already! :) I just can't get over how this tiny 2 lb, 3 oz preemie turned into this 5 lb, 9 oz little girlie! I'm also amazed at how long her eye lashes are! Just like her Daddy's! I'm jealous! Little One won't have to wear mascara like her Mama! I've got really skimpy Asian lashes :(
Look how happy she is to be home sweet home! :) Oh, and check out the rolls on her! Aren't they just scrumptious?!


Anonymous said...

Yay! No tubes, no wires, nothing on her face but a beautiful little smile! So glad you're home, and I can't wait to get home to see you in February!

Starshine said...

Welcome home, precious girl! (And welcome home, Mama, too!)

C, you have survived and persevered, and now you're home with your hubby! I'm so happy for you.

Enjoy bonding as a family of 3!!!

Autumn's Mom said...

She is so beautiful C. I really mean that. I think she's just glowing...because she's home! Did you cry tears of joy once you were finally home??? I'm very happy for all of you. We'll have to do a special celebration on her "due date"! xoxo

jan said...

Best news on the internet!! Seriously you should write a book. With your writing skills and this experience, it should be a best seller, especially with her picture on the cover.

caninecologne said...

wow, i haven't checked your blog for a few days - and i'm so happy to see that you are all home now!!!! yaya! those pictures of her with you rmom arae precious! welcome home baby and hot mommy!

merinz said...

Welcome home you two!

Oh yes you are a strong person all right. You have proved that.

And so is Little One to have done so well.

Cherry said...

Look at all you have all gone through. You are indeed strong my dear, and so is your little one and your hubby. This is why friends and family are so important, so help get us through the struggles and to celebrate with us when the light surrounds us.

I'm so very happy and relieved to have you both back where you below.

Hugs to you all. And especially that chubby little bundle of love.

J at said...

I might have to eat her!!!

(Did that sound creepy? I'm sorry.)

I'm SO glad for you all, and now you can just get used to the normal stresses and joys of parenting. Mostly joys, and for a family that has gone through all that you have, that's even more true.

Did you sleep well when you finally got in your own bed? Or were you too worried to really relax?

Palm Springs Savant said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MMMMMMMYYYYYYYYY GGGGOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHH!!!! She is so so so cute, I know you are thrilled to finally have her home with you after all this time!

Veronica said...

Woooooo! for getting to go home!!!

She is so beautiful.

D'Rae said...

I am so happy that little one finally made it home! What a sweet little blessing!

Rosie : ) said...

Yay! You're home. Have a fun time. We'll see you in a few weeks for the pictures. :)


Calfkeeper said...

Whoopeeee! I am so glad to read about your being home at last with your little one.

She is so BEAUTIFUL!

You have my heartfelt congrats and respect for making it through this trying ordeal to get your baby home. Thank you for sharing your story with us. You have been an inspiration!

I'll bet hubby is so glad to have his girls home with him!


VE said...

That last picture is just the best! Welcome home...

Justagirl said...


My heart is screaming and jumping for joy for your little family!

louann said...

Oh C I'm sooo happy for you and your family!!!! Finally!!

Have a grand time at home =)

Patti McKenzie said...

I love all the photos!! Little One is so cute in the one with the nurse!! She looks very happy to finally be home too.

Skye said...

Excellent news!

Drop us a line when you get a chance? Thanks!

skye at blogher dot com

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Gosh C, welcome home with your beautiful daughter. Hubby must be over the moon too.
The whole Island must be celebrating.
Little One is the luckest one too with a mom like you.
MY heart is jumping for joy too but it is raining on my nose.

Rebecca said...

Hooray! I'm so glad to hear you're home!

BeachMama said...

Oh that warms my heart to hear that you guys are home. HOME!

Enjoy your time getting a routine going at home and having Hubby there to share in ever moment for you.

Don't ever apologize for the baby photos, she is so beautiful. We love them.

Congrats C!

Uncivil said...

She looks so happy and peaceful in that first photo! Love it!

Tell me you didn't fly her home in that crop duster?

Barbara said...

Wow, so happy that you are home! Now the fun begins. Enjoy every second.


Don Mills Diva said...

What a roller coaster ride!

So happy she is finally home - she looks so strong and healthY!

C said...

Hi everyone!
Thanks so much for all your notes and well wishes :) I promise to get back to you ASAP. We're glad to finally have the baby at home with us. She wakes every 3~4 hours for feeding and diaper changes. We're pretty lucky, as she is a very good baby :) She doesn't fuss much and she is pretty alert and quiet. She's cried (really loudly) a few times since we brought her home, but that was because once she was REALLY hungry and the second because we took her out of the bath and she LOVES her bath!

Catch up soon! XOXO

Jeanna said...

All right, you're back, you're all back home (cheering). So happy for all of you and the LO looks so content and at home. And big!

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