These pictures added 6-18-06
500ccs oxygen on nasal cannula
Breastfeeding the majority of the time
Somewhere over 4lbs... we don't have a baby scale at home :)
Leaving the NICU!
No looking back!
Getting on the elevator to go home.
Getting into the car.
In the car sleeping soundly.
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From Beth: WE ARE HOME!!! We got here in the afternoon yesterday. We've finally gotten onto a bit of a routine now. Sarah Beth still eats ever 3-4 hours and she's taking her medicines on the same schedule as she had at the NICU. She's doing great really. She has not pooped yet, so we're watching that very closely. We go to the doctor tomorrow for her first check up and we'll ask him about that then. She was eating breastmilk in the NICU but they fortified it with "Human Milk Fortifiers" which were basically fats and oils. We think that it may be those were helping her poop more regularly and without them she'll go less often. She is eating well though and keeping mommy and daddy awake most of the night. I don't think I'll ever hear a sweeter sound than that of my baby crying or "talking" in her bed right next to mine.
The monitor she is on is extremely loud. It makes us jump every time we hear it -- especially in the middle of the night. We have gotten fairly used to the oxygen concentrator. The 25 foot tubing on it will reach to basically all our house (a good thing about having this little house right now).
We'll try to continue updating as regularly as possible. I've had to stop 3 times in the middle of this update to take care of her, so I know it's going to get harder. Still... I am happier than I can ever remember being. I LOVE having to get up to check on my baby. Enjoy the pictures -- there are lots. :)
Thank you all again for your continued
prayers. We still need them!
http://www.frappr.com/sarahbeth and add yourself to the map. You should be able to do this with any connection, but it may take a little longer for dial-up people. If you cannot add yourself for some reason, feel free to drop me an email --
beth at bethnjoe dot com (typed out to prevent spam)
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