After...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Coming 16 1/2 weeks early,
gaining 5+ pounds,
countless IV's,
numerous PICC lines,
2 brain bleeds,
chronic lung disease,
1 esophageal perforation
2 PDA ligations,
10+ eye exams,
4 different breathing machines,
1 trip to Primary,
24/7 pumping sessions,
many, many, AMAZING nurses (and doctors),
bottles, boobs, and stinky diapers
and
124 days in the NICU...

Darbi has come home.

29 Wisecracks:

Anonymous said...

May I be the first to say "Welcome home Darbi welcome home"! As the mother of a 27 weeker, and a little girl with a heart transplant (Mercy's cousin) I know the thrill of bringing your girl home. Enjoy the moments they go far too fast. BTW by the second night I was ready to throw the monitor out the window. May you fair better then I.

Preemie loves,

Angela

Megan B said...

I have chills. I'm weeping. I'm so happy for you ALL!!

Debbie, Taylor and Raygan said...

This is such wonderful news, we are so happy for the three of you!! Hang in there, that which does not kill us, makes us stronger!! Or at least that is what I have heard . . .

Alison said...

YEAAAAAAA!!! Best news of the day!!!

The Blackham3 said...

So happy for you...now have a long nap.

Lindsay said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy that you have your little baby at home finally! Good luck with everything.

paul & ashlee said...

CONGRATS!!!!
time does fly doesn't it!
-ash

Jenny Cox. said...

Audrey congrats!!! That is GREAT news. I am so happy for you:)

Alisha said...

I am soooooo happy for you! What a little miracle baby. Enjoy every moment... And try to get some sleep occasionally! :)

Toni said...

Yippee!!! Welcome home Darbi! Audrey, ask you mom what I told her about the heart monitor. Little piece of advice. Have fun with your precious one!!!

The Robisons said...

WAHOOO!!!! Congratulations!!!

The Thueson's said...

Congrats!!! Oh my gosh.. I have the chills. That is sooo awesome that you are able to be home with your little Darbster! :) She is such a cutie.

Aimee said...

What amazing news!! :) Just made my day... which is NOTHING compared to the day your little family is having!! Congratulations - now your lives together can truly begin!

The Grady's said...

CONGRATS! I am so happy for you guys! Kevin and I have ben praying for little Darbi ever since she was born and we couldn't be more excited for you! Congrats!

Becky Bean said...

Yes Ma'am!!

Audrey said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

David and Stacie said...

I can't believe that this finally happened. Congrats.
Stacie

Jessica Gonzalez said...

HOORAY! We're so excited for you!!!

E-Ballyn said...

This made my night btw... congrats! I'm so happy. She deserves to be in your arms in your own home where she can grow to be just as amazing as her parents.

Courtney said...

YAY!!! Congratulations!

regannmom said...

I am thrilled for you! I have followed your updates from the beginning (I am Tasha's sis-in-law, btw)and am so glad that your amazing little fighter has come to your loving home. Her journey (and yours) has been incredible to read about. I look forward to reading about your adventures with her home - when you get the time to blog, that is! It may take some time to stay up on, now that Darbi is in you 24 HOUR A DAY CARE AT HOME! Hurray! Congrats!

rachel b. said...

Congratulations!!! That's awesome, I'm so glad your little girl is finally home! It must be such a relief to finally leave the hospital WITH her!

Deidre said...

How wonderful to FINALLY have her home.

hendywow said...

Hooray! I am so happy for you and your whole family!

The Alleman Family said...

What an adventure! I am so happy that you are all together under the same roof! That is so GREAT!!

Nikki said...

that is so fantastic! Congratulations! Clearly many people love little Darbi already! Looking forward to when she can travel and visit Grandma and Grandpa so we can meet her!

Megan B said...

Hey, are you busy or somethin'? I thought about calling you at 4 this morning, but I figured on the off chance that you MIGHT be sleeping, that I would let you continue :)

Stephanie said...

Yay!! That is so exciting! She is one amazing little girl. I hope all the adjusting goes well.

The Humpherys Fam said...

Audrey,
I am a friend of Steve and Clerissa Lewis and found your blog link on theirs. I have kept track of Darbi and her progress from up in the NICU. I am a volunteer with the Parent Support Group at the NICU and first saw Darbi when she was only a few days old. Two weeks ago (on a Tuesday) when I went to help pass around gifts, she was in the same bed that my son Sam was in before coming home. I was so excited to see her look so healthy and wide awake. And then when I went two days ago and saw that she was home I nearly cried for joy. Congratulations! I can't tell you how happy I am for you. Best of luck with EVERYTHING!
-Ann