Thursday, January 5, 2012

Coming Home

Tomorrow we will celebrate Hunter's one week birthday by bringing him home from the hospital!!!!

He has done so well this week and even though he still has one of his breathing episodes a day they are very minor and the doctor feels comfortable sending him home on a monitor knowing that this is something he should grow out of soon. So tomorrow morning we will get trained in CPR and then on how to use the monitor he will be on and bring him home!

It's been a tough few days running back and forth to the hospital twice a day for a few hours at a time to nurse and just visit with him. The nurses have been absolute angels and I don't know what we would have done without them. We plan to send them a huge bouquet of flowers to thank them next week.

I'm so excited to get our little guy home tomorrow so we can just spend all weekend staring and snuggling with him. My mom will also be coming to stay for the weekend to help. I've been feeling much better as well, still very sore but better.

Here are some of the pictures from this past week.

His first photo

Daddy holding him for the first time.

The first time I got to see Hunter, I was barely awake.

Waiting in the recovery room while they sewed me up.

In the recovery room.

My mom meeting her grandson for the first time.

So happy with my boy.

Snuggling a few hours after he was born.

One day old in the NICU. Poor baby full of wires. 

Daddy is in love. 

Visiting him for the first time in the NICU

Midnight on New Years Eve.

Grandma holding Hunter for the first time. 

When my mom and I got back from visiting Hunter this is what we found, guess Kristian was tired. 

Celebrating that he had gotten most of his wires removed.

Three generations

Finally free of all the tubes and wires.

Visiting with his other grandma.

My sleepy angel boy

Perfection.

Love those eyes. 

15 comments:

Lexilooo said...

he's lovely!

Gaynor {Our Day by Design} said...

Hunter is adorable; im so glad you are getting to bring him home, hope everything goes well when you do get home, it must have been so hard having to go back and forward to the hospital.

Will be thinking of you all tomorrow. xxx

KLaw said...

He is just so beautiful! Enjoy your day at HOME with him today! Love ya!

Alli said...

He is beautiful!!

Congratulations!!

april said...

Aw, so precious!

We were trained in First Aid/CPR while I was pregnant. It made Rob feel better prepared. He was the most nervous parent I've ever seen, but it was nice to have a refresher for me.

Enjoy your first moments at home - a nice mix of wonder and terror all rolled into one. :)

Love all the pics!

beka said...

Oh my goodness, that "three generations" photo instantly made me tear up!

What a beautiful little blessing he is. I am so glad that you get to bring him home! And glad to hear you're recovering well, also.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Aw he is so so sweet! What an angel face! :) The three generations photo is absolutely adorable! I also love the one of you two kissing over the his bed! So sweet!

I thought he was already home, but SO glad he is home now. Yey!

♥ Marcy ♥ said...

So excited for you that he gets to come home today! What a blessing! These pictures made me cry they are just so precious! So happy for you friend!

Dani said...

He's adorable! congrats!

Heather said...

These are such beautiful pictures full of love! He's precious! I am so happy to hear that Hunter is now warm at home in your arms.

carrie1 said...

So glad to hear both of you are doing better, and that he is finally able to come home! =) He is precious. =)

~KS said...

Welcome home Hunter!!!

Seriously... SUCH a handsome little guy. Love his dark hair and big eyes... you got some great pics of him over the last week already!!!

Meg said...

OMG! Congrats, congrats, congrats. I just got caught up on everything I missed. Hunter is gorgeous. I am so sorry the whole start to little man's life was crazy but I'm glad he is healthy and now home with you which is right where he belongs!

AmyJean {Relentless Bride / Fry, The Baby} said...

I am so thrilled you will be bringing your little man home! That's very exciting! I'm so happy he is doing better as well! The pics you have are great! I love how you've captured each moment so well! :)

AmyJean {Relentless Bride / Fry, The Baby} said...

I am so thrilled you will be bringing your little man home! That's very exciting! I'm so happy he is doing better as well! The pics you have are great! I love how you've captured each moment so well! :)