I can’t decide how to title this post.

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There is so much stuff swirling around in my mind and heart, I can't come up with the right words to say what I need to say, so I'll just spit it out.

Max is coming home!

We got the results of his nuclear imaging testing yesterday and he is *not* aspirating formula. That is not causing the cough. It's probably some chronic lung damage simply caused by his prematurity, and he'll most likely outgrow it eventually.

We started him on fortified feeds yesterday (22 calorie instead of 20) so hopefully the feeding tube comes out tomorrow.

We started trying to wean him off the oxygen as well. The flow was down to .5 L yesterday, and they'll keep dropping it slowly over the weekend in the hopes that we can be off it totally. We're willing and able to bring him home on oxygen, but it's obviously not the ideal set-up.

He will be coming home on a monitor to track his heartrate and such… I've heard mixed reviews of the PITA-ness of this, but again, it's worth it to have him where he belongs.. with us.

We start “discharge planning” on Monday and will room-in (spend the night with him at the hospital, in our own room, just the 3 of us, for practice) some time next week as well. We're bringing his car seat in over the weekend so the carseat test can be done as soon as it's ordered, and we're switching him to the Playtex bottles he'll get at home, so we can be sure they work for him. If all goes according to plan, he should be home by next weekend.

It's been a long 12 weeks… will be 13 if he comes home on Thursday, and I still can't believe I'm typing this! As is true for everything else in the NICU, this is all part of the rollercoaster ride we've been on. Things could change, and he might *not* come home, but I can't dwell on that. I'm looking towards next weekend, when we can finally be home as a family!

I realized something last night, as I was unable to sleep for the adrenaline coursing through me. There's nothing else I'm waiting for in my life. My whole life I waited to see Paris, I waited to marry the man of my dreams, I waited for a baby, and then I waited for that baby to come home. I tried to explain this to Jamie and he just laughed and said “Sorry for making all your dreams come true!” and really, he's right!
I still have my list of 100 things to do before I die, but really, all the big ones are done.

We've been parents for 3 months, but we still have no idea what we're in for. I guess it's a good thing that we're aware that we're clueless, but it's a thrilling place to be.
And because no post is complete without a photo, check out Max's crib mattress! It was $20 more than we had originally budgeted, but it's got his NAME on it!

And now, if you can please do me a favor (assuming you've read this far!) can you please leave a comment, even if you've never left one before? Just a first name and a location if you want… I want to document for Max all the people who have been rooting for him… family, friends and strangers. Thanks.

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  1. Do I get to be the first to comment? YAY!

    Congrats Max, I may have to go find a silver hammer for you and have it engraved to celebrate the day!

    Much love from Texas. Erica

  2. As I read, I kept saying to myself…OMG OMG OMG! Enjoy this milestone…soak it all in 🙂 Congratulations!

  3. Max is an answer to prayer in so many ways. I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of his journey through life.

    I love you, Little Man.

    Auntie Katie

  4. Oh, Liz, what great news! I bet you are excited, scared, thrilled, and full of wonder all at the same time!

    You two will be great with Max when he gets home, I just know it.

    Congrats, and give that little guy a hug and kiss from Texas!

  5. I’ve been rooting and praying for you all the whole time, you know that. This is truly exciting. Enjoy your babymoon!!!

    Tania, BC

  6. so glad to hear you are on your way home

    been quietly following your mom’s blog and praying for you and your mom and dad


  7. I am so thrilled for all of you!! I have been following Max’s journey and am so happy he is headed home. (oh and I am a 2peas person)


  8. This is such fantastic news!!! I am so excited for you. I will be checking in all week for the updates. Let the countdown begin!!!!

    You have people all over the world rooting for you Max!

    *CLAPS* from Roswell, GA

    The Morris Family

  9. Congratulations. I am so happy to hear the good news. I’ve never left a comment before, but this is too exciting not to! We live in Oceanside, CA. Good luck as you continue on this journey.


  10. Hey from Ann Arbor! Soooo happy you’ll all be together at home soon. My friend Amy (another kidney recipient from her mom) also sends big hugs!!

  11. YAY!!!! I am so happy for you guys that Max is coming home and finally able to join his family 😀

    Sarah/quesarah, San Jose, CA

  12. Magnificent Max, Welcome home little man. You have no idea how your introduction to this world has touched so many. You are blessed with a family that loves you so very much & an extended one who cares a little bit too. 😉 Smuches from the Nest,
    Julia, Sonoma Co.

  13. Yay Max! I’ve been following your story and so glad to see you’re going home soon. (((hugs))) and prayers from the Brown family in Oregon : )

  14. Hey! Congrats to you, I met you a few years ago when you came to Goshen NY with Suzy. I haven’t been on this board that much but was just lurking and saw your post.

    Many happy days with your baby!

  15. I posted over at 2peas, too, but I’m thrilled to hear he’s coming home. My friend had a preemie (not as early as Max), but early nonetheless and the news of him coming home was just about the best I’d ever had.

  16. What fabulous news!!! I have goose bumps reading this!

    Congratulations, and Big Hugs from NYC…


  17. I write this as i’m 32 weeks and on bedrest for high blood pressure… Lizz i’ve never even spoken to you on 2ps but i’ve followed your stories for years and have cried my way thru every post about Max! You and your two amazing guys are a blessing and an inspiration!

    Yay for you Max, from West Texas

  18. WHAT GREAT NEWS! I am teary for you. Three-and-a-half years ago I got to bring my own precious baby home from the NICU – though her time in the NICU was not nearly as lengthly as Max’s. Congratulations on this huge milestone. I wish your family every happiness in all the special times that are ahead.
    Anne-Marie (from Two Peas)
    Lewisvlle, Texas

  19. Congrats!!! I am a lurker on 2peas and have followed your story from there. I am so happy for you and yours! Have a fantastic life Max!

    Brandy in PA

  20. OMG! OMG! OMG!


    It’s been 14 years since I got similar news after only 15 days. I can almost understand what it must feel like for you guys.

  21. Oh MAx, I’ve been rooting you on. your mom is such a strong person so i knew you were too.
    Can’t wait to get to know you more.

    Richmond, VA
    aka clg0513 on 2peas

  22. Yay Max!

    You are such a miracle boy. I am truly inspired by your strength and determination.


    Denise in Utah

  23. I am so happy that Max is coming home! My daughter was 6 weeks premature and in the NICU for 16 days. I have a bit of understanding, but our situation was much different. Take care of not only Max, but of you guys as well. This is a rollercoaster and you will be getting off very suddenly. 🙂 Stacy in Kansas

  24. Congratulations on the great news!! Can’t wait for next week’s update! I have tears in my eyes as I am typing this!!

    Tiffanie in IL

  25. Hey there Max! Congrats on coming home to your wonderful Mommy and Daddy! I will be praying for you! May you grow up to be tall and strong!

  26. Words will never be able to express how happy I am for all 3 of you.
    Welcome home Max 🙂
    Much love, Shaela

  27. Yippee!!!! I am so happy for all of you guys. I can’t believe Max is coming home!!!!!

    Much love,
    Josie, Jacklyn & Joshua (Modesto, CA)

  28. I’ve never left a comment before but found the blog through two peas. Even a stranger in Springfield, MO has been rooting for you, Max!

  29. Liz, I could not be happier for you, Jamie and little Mr. Max. Sending prayers, positive thoughts and well wishes your way. Enjoy having your little guy at home finally.

    Much love…


  30. Baby Max, We are so excited for you to come home to your Mommy and Daddy. You are one lucky little boy to have them as parents. They love you like crazy!
    We’re sending all our love and best wishes your way as you get to come home for the first time.

    Roxanne (thenestbaby.com)

  31. I am so happy for you guys! I have no doubt that you & your dh will do a great job with him and handle every situation with grace. 🙂
    Ann in Sunnyvale (aka jediannie)

  32. AAAAAAAAK, That is so amazing! We can’t tell you how excited, happy, thrilled, elated, ect…. for Max, to finally go home. Congrats all. We love you. Dayvee

  33. Yay! GOOOOO Max! 🙂 I’ve been following your blog since Max arrived. I hope you won’t stop blogging now that Max gets ‘boring’ & ‘normal’. LOL!!

    Angela in Nebraska

  34. Sooo excited for you! I’m also a former NICU mom & we went through EXACTLY what you’re going through now: the anticipation, the what-ifs, the room-in, the oxygen and monitors – Aidan, who is now three and a half, DID come home on oxygen, it’s no big deal, really, you’ll adjust so easily.

    Sooo happy for you! My heart is pounding and I can’t help but feel the same feelings all over again! It’s sooo exciting! Good Luck and Best Wishes!

    Beth in Michigan

  35. Hi Lizz! Great news- I have been following your story all along! We *kinda* know each other from the garage…I used to shop there and taught a couple classes there before I moved to Illinois 18 months ago.

    Congrats to you and Max!

  36. Yayyy!! I have been following Max’s journey and I am so happy that he is finally coming home to be with his Mommy & Daddy. Congratulations! 🙂

    Brandy in Johnstown, Colorado

  37. CONGRATULATIONS! The Gilles Family in New Mexico is cheering you all on, and praying for you all!

  38. How exciting news!…I’m so thankful he’ll be home soon and I’ll get to meet him. I will be praying that everything fits into place soon and he gets to come home with you and Jaime.

  39. How absolutely wonderful. I’m so happy he’s close to being home.

    Becky living in Texas but from the Bay area.

  40. Yay, Max! Good growing, little man! I have been following your story and will continue to as long as your Momma keeps us updated.

    – Shannon in CO
    (a Pea in the Rockies – almost)

  41. I am so excited for your family! Welcome Home Max!

    May your life be full of God’s greatest blessings.

    Maria in NY
    2 peas – mvavw

  42. Such awesome news!!

    And I completely understand loving that the crib mattress has his name on it. I chose Charlotte’s bedding because it was called Lola, which is a nickname for Charlotte. 🙂

  43. I’m so happy for you, Max! I’ve been pulling for you ever since your Mommy announced that you were coming!

  44. Hooray for Max and the family! I am an NICU nurse and know how you are feeling. Good luck and prayers for Max coming home next week as planned!

    Linda in Louisiana

  45. How exciting! I cant wait for Max to finally come home. You guys are going to do GREAT.

    Katie, Camarillo, CA

  46. I peek in at your blog now and then to see how things are going and was so surprised to see today’s post. Congratulations to all of you. The fun has just begun!

  47. So good to hear great news and best wishes as you adjust to the next phase of your new life.


  48. Max, you are one of the most prayed for, thought about, and loved babies I’ve ever known. You are amazing, little man, and you have an amazing family. Grow strong, and always remember how much you are loved.

  49. Another pea here, so incredibly happy for you three, that you’re finally going to be at home together. How awesome. Now the fun begins!!
    Laurie (bizzymumma)
    BC, Canada

  50. Congratulations! I’m happy that your family will be together at home. Love and Best Wishes from a pea in RI.
    Eva dontsitstill

  51. I’ve checked out your blog several times to read updates about your sweet Max and I am SOOOOO thrilled for you & your DH to be able to take him home! What a blessing!
    He is adorable & I can’t wait for more ‘at home’ pictures, seeing his room for the first time, etc. Congratulations!
    Signed, a 2P lurker – Carla

  52. What wonderful news! I am so excited, thrilled and happy for all of you! Way to go, Max!
    (HawkeyeGal @ 2 Peas)

  53. Oh Congrats and i hope all goes well. It made tears to read your post. I have not been following or anything. Enjoy little Max and I hope that it is all uphill from here. Hoping for more of your dreams to come true!!
    San Ramon, Ca

  54. I’m so happy for you guys! I’ve been reading your blog and am totally tearing up at your great news!!!

  55. Congratulations Max (and Mommy Lizz and Daddy Jamie)!!!

    Max, I’ve been reading your mommy’s blog *long* before you came along. This is truly an exciting, wonderful event!

    Here’s to a great (although slightly delayed) start to everything ahead!

    Hugs from Candace in Oklahoma City 🙂

  56. How wonderful for your little family! What a cutie he is. I am sure that you are a little anxious about bringing him home…but you’ll do great. You are both fighters. Good luck!

    Earlene from NM

  57. Congrats! I’ve been following your story and I’m so excited that Max will be coming home soon!

    Misty (sacramento and former bay area scrapper)

  58. What exciting news! I’ve been following your blog and rooting for Max!

    Thank you for sharing your journey.

    Melissa (California)

  59. Followed your journey all the way (Max shares a birthday with my dh). Tears in my eyes for you all tonight. Here’s hoping you will be posting those going home next weekend:)

    Jane, Berkshire, England

  60. Ok, I am new to this blog thing and didn’t even know that I could post you a note or I would have been posting weekly. I have been checking up on you and little Max every day to every other day and calling in the family to see the pictures and to update them when something new was posted. I love how you have kept us all informed without us having to call and bug you. Danielle would love to see the picture of her and her little cousin if that turned out. So we are so thrilled that Max will be going home soon and we look forward to the next time that we can see and hold him. Marissa is looking forward to meeting her cousin and until then, your pictures will have to do. He is such a cutie and Danielle says he looks so much like Jamie. Love to all three of you!
    Aunti Lori, Uncle Tim, Danielle and Marissa

  61. Congratulations on being able to finally bring Max home where he belongs!

    Max- May your life be full of joy, happiness, and health!

    Best Wishes!

  62. I threw my hands up in the air and shouted “YES!” and now I am crying happy tears for you and your family.

  63. Woohoo!! We’ve been rooting for you, Max! Can’t wait to hear all your adventures when you get home!

    Sol (East Bay, CA)

  64. Wondeful news!!!! I’ve been following your story on two peas for a long time now.

    Love and hugs,
    Marcy H
    Purcellville, VA

  65. I am so happy for you all!! So glad that you will be bringing your little fella home. It is great news 🙂

    Heather/Gagemom (2peas)

  66. Congrats Max and family! Max, you have a LOT of people rooting for you! Be strong and go home!

    Kim from WA (TwoPeas!)

  67. Thanks for making “Uncle J” a reality, buddy! Can’t wait to see you in your new (and much more appropriate) digs soon.

    I love you…and when you can formulate coherent thoughts, tell you’re Mommy and Daddy how lucky you are to have them!


    Uncle J

  68. I am so very happy for you. I had a 26 weeker that never made it home with us…you are very blessed. Enjoy 🙂

  69. Hey, this is Sarah from Kansas. So wonderful to hear that Max will be heading home where he belongs! You guys are always in my thoughts/prayers.

  70. That’s wonderful news! I’m so excited for both of you! I hope everything goes as smoothly as possible in the next couple of weeks…keep us updated!

  71. Yay! Your baby boy is coming home. I’m a pea-my name is PierKiss, and I’ve been reading your story. I’m so very happy for you and your hubby that Max finally gets to come home, where he belongs. 🙂 Congratulations! 🙂

  72. Max… I’ve been following your journey and can not wait for you to go home, where you belong!!

    OC, CA

  73. I am so happy for you guys! Your blog entry brough tears to my eyes.

    Enjoy your new journey, it will be amazing!

    Rachel (2bearichards from the Nest)

  74. Yippeee!!! I keep checking your blog to see how you all have been doing!!! WHen I read it today, I got teary eyed. I cand even imagine how excited you are. WHat great news!!!

    Kellie ( kellcow fron 2peas)

  75. Yay, Max!

    My big, strong 14 year old boy was 10 1/2 weeks early and spent several weeks in the hospital too. I know how excited you must be 🙂

    Amy V

  76. I am typing this with tears of joy in my eyes. I have kept watch on Max’s progress since the beginning & I can’t express the happiness I feel for all of you now! Enjoy having your family home!

  77. Congratulations on bringing Max home where he belongs! I have been hoping and praying for your family every since I happened upon your blog.


  78. I’m so glad your little one is finally going to be “home where he belongs”. Big hugs to all of you and I hope to meet Max someday soon.

    Rene (San Jose)

  79. Way to go Max! I’m so happy for you and your parents. Enjoy seeing your home for the first time, and getting to spend all the time in the world with your two loving parents!

  80. Great News! Glad Max is coming home!!! Your mom is right – this is the best thing in the world!!!

    With love and prayers from South Carolina!

  81. Yay!!! Go Max! I’ve been reading your blog since WAY before Max was here, Lizz. 🙂 I’m so thrilled for you! My little girl is due the first week of September and we’re starting to get excited, too. I can’t wait to read your updates – he’s doing so well!

  82. Way to go! I am very happy for you guys, Rock on Max!!!

    P.S. Max no matter what your mom and pops tell you the Husker are awesome!

  83. YEAH! For Max!

    It’ll be so exciting to have him home, where he belongs!! 🙂

    How exciting!!!

    Congratulations !!

    Love from a Pea,

  84. I have been lurking your blog but have never left a comment until now. This IS a dream come true. I can’t even begin to tell you the excitement and chills that came over me when I read your post. I will be praying that all goes well and little Max can definately come home!!!!!
    Hang on I’m gonna email you.

  85. Sheesh…I just BLINK and there are about a zillion commens!

    I am so proud of you both (all three, actually) for your determination and your grace under so much pressure.

    The Papa

  86. I have been lurking your blog but have never left a comment until now. This IS a dream come true. I can’t even begin to tell you the excitement and chills that came over me when I read your post. I will be praying that all goes well and little Max can definately come home!!!!!
    Hang on I’m gonna email you.

  87. I have been lurking your blog but have never left a comment until now. This IS a dream come true. I can’t even begin to tell you the excitement and chills that came over me when I read your post. I will be praying that all goes well and little Max can definately come home!!!!!
    Hang on I’m gonna email you.

  88. Rock on, Max! Bring it on home, baby…

    We love you all so much!

    Dave, Ann Marie, Ashleigh & Ryan
    Bay Area, Cali

  89. Max, I have been reading your mom’s blog since the day you were born. It has been great watching you grow up 🙂

    I am so happy it is finally time to go home with mommy & daddy!!

    Laurie G. in Danville, CA

  90. Yay, Max! So nice to hear you are finally going to be home where you belong! Grow strong, little buddy!

  91. I’ve been following Max’s story since the beginning (actually I have been stalking your blog since long before he was born!). I am just thrilled that he’s coming home!!

    Lawrence, Massachusetts

  92. Max,

    Never forget for a single second how much your mom and dad love you.

    You are a lucky little boy.

    Much love from Chicago,
    M in Chicago

  93. That is such wonderful news! I havent left you a message before, but I have kept up with Max’s progress. I have seen many babies go home from NICU, but luckly I havent had to take one of my own home from there. Good luck to you and your husband on your first few nights with him. I bet you will not sleep a bit from being excited! Take turns and take naps!

    In my prayers in Kentucky,

  94. Great News! Good luck next week and remember to take turns taking naps. Dont but of you stay up 24/7 with him! I’ve never posted before, but I have kept up with Max’s progress. Keeping you guys in my prayers in Kentucky.

    Tami a Respiratory Therapist 2peaser

  95. It’s almost time to say, “Welcome Home Baby Max!” Your mama and daddy will be thrilled to bring you home where you belong! 🙂

  96. I’m MoeSoDak from the Peas and have been following your story, Max, along with thousands of others people. Congrats on getting to go home!

    Celeste in Wisconsin (contrary to what my Pea name is!)

  97. Yay Max! Congratulations to your mommy and daddy for keeping their wits about them. They’ve already been through a lot. Please make their lives a little easier and be a good teenager when the time comes.

    Piedmont, CA (we’re practically neighbors)

  98. OH Lizz I am so happy for you and Jamie!! Congrats on getting to bring your beautiful little boy home with you finally!

    Love from BC,

  99. Congratulations Max. I hope everything goes smoothly for your mum and dad (because you KNOW they’ll be more stressed about this than you will be). Max, you just keep doing what you’ve been doing, being the most beautiful baby, growing stronger, and learning how much you are loved.

    All the best to the 3 of you.

  100. Yay Max! I’m so glad you are finally getting to go hom! It’s so exciting to finally have it be a possibility.

    Hugs from Illinois!

  101. Congrats on his getting to come home. Please know this isn’t the end of the prayers for him and your family, only the beginning…

  102. Yeah!!! I am a lurker at Two Peas and followed your wedding/pregnancy. I am so happy to hear the Max is coming home.



  103. What exciting news!! Lizz & Jamie, I am so happy that Max is finally coming home! I am looking forward to reading about all the times to come! =)

    Thanks for sharing your treasure, Max, with us!

    Debbie in Michigan

  104. Yeah, I have been reading Max’s story from the beginning on Twopeas and then on the blog and our whole family has been praying for you!

    Bothell, WA

  105. Ohhh I am SOOO excited!!! I am from 2Peas and been following your story with Max on your blog all along! But I have never posted a reply.. but I will now, since you asked 🙂

    I am Anna and I am from Northern California!

  106. Oh wow! I am SO happy for your family! Your first night all sleeping under the same roof in your own beds! 😀
    -Christina (St. Charles, IL)

  107. Lizz – I am so happy for you and Jamie, can’t wait to meet the little man. Hugs hugs and a little one for Max! Victoria

  108. I’m so happy for you guys Lizz!
    I am continually amazed by Max’s incredible progress.
    You guys will be absolutely wonderful.

    P.S. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!:)

  109. May you be blessed for ever and ever and ever. May you also have nothing but a lifetime full of happiness and joy!
    Nest name: MelnDan05
    Real name:) : Melissa, Lodi Ca

  110. I am sitting in my room with tears in my eyes… I am so, so, so very happy that Max is going to be home.

    Enjoy your precious boy!

    Many xxxxxxxx and oooooo from Irvine, Ca.


  111. Yay for Max! Such happy tears for the little man’s homecoming! Congratulations!

    ABarker (San Francisco Baby’s Nestie)

  112. I am doing the happy dance for you all. Congrats Max and Soon we’ll be saying welcome home!!

    Kristin Van Ness

  113. I have been reading your blog for months now and I am so excited for you!! I saw your post on 2 peas and I just knew that Max was coming home!!!

    Congratulation Max, Mom and Dad!!!!

    Lisa in Groveport, Ohio

  114. Way to go. This is the best news I have had all day.

    Our family has been praying for Max since before he was born.

    Karen (mom2waddel)

  115. that is awesome.. 🙂 i have seen his beautiful pictures in your sig on the peas boards. he is just adorable. congratulations… 🙂
    sooke b.c.

  116. Congratulations and best wishes on Max’s impending homecoming. So happy and excited for all of you:)

  117. Congrats on this wonderful news! What a blessing this little boy is! And just think, it is only going to get better!

  118. I am so very happy for you, Jamie, & Max. I hope his homecoming goes smoothly for all of you. Keeping you all in my prayers.

    Connie (Remember the Moments MB)

  119. YAY!!!! That is great news Liz!!! I’m so happy to hear he is coming home!!!! AWESOME!!!! *Hugs* Brandy and Jonathan; Vallejo, CA

  120. Yay to Max doing so well
    Yay to being able to come home
    wishing you all the very VERY best and yay again!!!!

  121. Hi Lizz,

    You don’t know me at all (I lurk here and there on 2Peas) but I’ve been following Max’s story. 🙂 I am so happy he’ll be home soon – you guys are gonna have so much fun as a family of 3!!! Congrats to Max on making giant steps!

    I am currently pregnant with my 3rd, due in 2 months! My username is GinaMiller on 2Peas in case you ever wanna look me up. 😉

  122. Wow! This comment makes 220! Max certainly has a followning! SO glad you finally heard those magic words, HE’S COMING HOME! I hope the transition is a smooth one and life smoothly goes on from here.

  123. Congrats to you and baby Max! Hang in there. There’s lot of people rooting for you.

    Love from Central CA. GB

    P.S. I love the name Max

  124. I’ve been rooting for you guys all the way from Spain and I’m so excited that you’re finally coming home. I hope all goes well! Congratulations!

  125. How amazing Liz! What a happy happy day for you guys.

    May you be blessed with all the happiness that life can give you.

    Yayyy Max!

    xxxx ~LJ~ (twopeas)

  126. Sending lots of love from Prescott Arizona to sweet, brave and beautiful Max.

    My heart is bursting with happiness for all of you!

  127. Lizz that is fantastic news. I am so happy for you, Jamie, and Max.


    Leigh Pritchett
    Leslie, GA

  128. YAY for Max, an I am so happy for you. I remember the feeling when we brought Elijah home from the NICU. It’s going to be wonderful having him home with you.

    Kristina from AZ in NC.

  129. Woohooo!! I’m so excited for you!

    A fellow Beatles fanatic (named my daughter after a song of theirs) :),

  130. Aw! What fantastic news!! What an exciting day for your family 🙂

    Love, Joanne in England (cougarjo on 2peas)

  131. I have followed your life from Two Peas, watched your wedding come together and read all about Max. This is truly a wonderful moment for you all. What a journey you have begun. Enjoy this time together. Make sure you keep yourself healthy too. I am looking forward to watching Max grow up.

    Lorri Vallese Nanaimo, BC Canada

  132. so happy that he will be coming home soon! give him a big squeeze from me! keep on “truckin'” little man!!


  133. How exciting to finally be getting to this day!! 🙂 It’s been amazing to see you grow so far, little Max—looking forward to your many adventures! 🙂
    Erica (dblhappiness)

  134. 🙂 We “met” about 3 years ago at 2 peas. I had questions for you about your 100 things to do before you die scrapbook. I found a post about Max after you first had him and have been checking in on you often. I am thrilled for you!!! I am 21 weeks pregnant (with a little girl) and admire how you have handled everything. I will keep Max in my thoughts and prayers this week and cross my fingers that he gets to come home by next weekend.

    Holly Terra
    Syracuse, New York

  135. Yeah!!!! I’m so excited for all of you! You’ve done an excellent job of documenting Max’s journey. Thanks for sharing it with all of us. I look forward to meeting your little guy one of these days soon.

    Hugs, Debby (Dan the goober’s wife)

  136. Oh my gosh, Lizz! This is amazing. I am sending wonderful wishes your way. I can’t wait to get Max and Sam together.

    Congratulations and good luck in everything!

    Linda, Erik, and Samantha Hahn
    Fairfield, CA

  137. CONGRATULATIONS! I have tears of happiness for you. I’ll continue to pray for Max and you and your husband. Little boys are a blessing. Have fun with him. It won’t be long before he’s running around and driving you crazy.

  138. Congrats on him coming home. He’s beautiful and ya’ll are already great parents. He is truly blessed!

  139. Oh precious Max you are truly a wonder! We keep you in our prayers – as we have since you made your early arrival. We love you a bunch!

    xoxo … Faith’s Gram & Gramps

    ps … your parents are awesome!!

  140. Max,

    I totally stalk your mommy’s blog.

    I’m glad you’re going to get to go home soon!

    Paula, Akron, OH

  141. Yay Max……glad to read the good news Lizz…..you and Jamie will do just fine as parents…hey all parents have “no clue”…..My Wife has now raised three teenagers and it doesn’t get any easier but it sure is alot of fun.

    Steve (formerly of Cali but now in Tennessee)

  142. I’ve been thinking and praying for you since you came into this world. Congratulations on this milestone! You have many Angels watching over you!

    Natasha, Roseville, CA

  143. You don’t know me but I’ve been reading your blog since before you were married. Congratulations on this WONDERFUL accomplishment! Yay Max!!!

  144. congrats to you all! I am so glad he is doing so well! 🙂 I have followed on and off your story for quite a while and this is fab news!

  145. Max!

    There *are* no words to explain how much your parents adore you. It is so exciting to see how excited your mommy is to realize that you’ll be living in your house soon!

    Welcome to the big world, big guy!
    Chele in SoCal 🙂

  146. Congrats to Max and to your family! I have goosebumps for you! Hugs to everyone and I wish you luck!

    Krissy (AngelKriC)
    South Carolina

  147. aww, so wonderful to sign on and see your news on two peas! I hope you are loving having your sweet babe home! Congratulations!


  148. Congratulations. This is the first time on your blog and I am so happy for the three of you!

  149. Congrats Max and family! Best of luck with the transition to home.

    Erica (via the Nest NorCal Board)

  150. Lizz,

    This is Misty from twopeas (foreverinlove181) I haven’t posted much in a long time but I have followed your story and am so excited for you, Jamie and Max 🙂

  151. Hooray!

    You know, by the time Max can read this, he’ll probably be sick of the guy who isn’t his dad trying to get him to throw a baseball with his left hand.

    In the meantime, I’ll just be #278.


  152. Hey girlie! I’ve been reading your blog since the beginning…and praying for you and your family all of the time! I’m so happy for you guys!!!

    Welcome Home Max!!!

  153. Dear Lizz and Jamie,

    There is nothing like being at home with your family!
    May all of your tears be Happy tears. Your many prayers have been answered.
    I can’t wait to meet your son.
    With Love,

    Bill Parker

  154. miss lizz – we haven’t talked for years, but i’ve been keeping track of you these last 3 months and sending lots of strong baby thoughts from here in DC at nursing school. you’re amazing and i’m so proud of you all.

  155. Congratulations Derby, Hubby, and Max! I have been praying for you three since I got the first email way back in April saying that Max showed up a bit early. You have made it through many ups and downs… now life begins in your own house as a family. ENJOY!

    Rainbow/Megan Gerdts in Concord, CA

  156. Congratulations Max! I’ve been praying for you and your Mommy! (My apologies if this posts twice, I had an error the first time and I don’t know if it posted yet.)


  157. Congratulations to your family! My 27-weeker just turned 7 last week. Reading your blog reminds me over and over again how very much we have to be thankful for.

    St. George, UT

  158. Me and my girls have been rooting for Max every day!!!

    I am so happy for you all that he gets to be home and you get to be a family.


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