Now that things are moving, they're going along at the speed of… at the speed of… well, something really fast!
Our last few days have been like this:
Wednesday, July 9: Max's nurse says “If you guys are gone when I get back from vacation…” This is the first time a medical professional has made a specific mention of him coming home.
Thursday, July 10: His nuclear med scans come back clear. “Would you guys be OK with taking him home on oxygen and a monitor? Maybe he could come home end of next week.”
Friday, July 11: “Let's take that feeding tube out!” and then “Let's see how he does without that O2 cannula!” (Hence the photos above, of Mr. Nakedface, for the first time ever!)
Sunday, July 12: “I've heard rumors of Tuesday for homecoming… since he's doing so good off the oxygen! Oh yeah, he doesn't need to come on oxygen, by the way!”
Monday, July 14: “He doesn't need oxygen, he doesn't need a monitor, he passed his car seat test with flying colors. How's Wednesday?”
Our Max is coming home on WEDNESDAY!
We're going to “room in” tonight and start our discharge training; giving him his meds and such. Rooming in is us staying in our own room, off the NICU, for the night, just our family, like a “practice run” with the nurses available if needed.
So we room in tonight, finish our training tomorrow night and then arrive 9am on Wednesday morning for final discharge stuff and then we GO HOME!
That's all there is! We'll be home with our wireless, totally portable baby, for once and for all!
Jamie and I were totally blown away by the number of comments on my previous post… I knew there were people out there reading and praying for and thinking about us and Max, but I'm speechless (and if you know me…)
Thank you so, so much for everything.
I'll try not to get too caught up in baby gazing at home and post some pics of him where he belongs!
All our love,
Jamie & Lizz
I just stumbled upon your blog from 2peas. Congrats on that big step! My daughter was born at 29 weeks, 2lbs 8oz. I went back and read some of your older posts and it sounds so familar. 85 days in the NICU and she finally came home Jan. 8th. She’s about 15 pounds now and doing great.
Good luck with everything! Max is beautiful! He’ll be a big boy before you know it!
Ann Marie says
Smiling so much as I read this… that is awesome news!
Love those photos! Glad to see naked face although I would have preferred it earlier to the naked bottom! 😉
Can’t wait for the next chapter…
joe parsons says
Totally cool, you guys! Proud of you all.
Aww sounds like Max is doing great & those photos are so cute! Good luck this week!!
What a beautiful little face! And, what wonderful news! How exciting!
Oh’wow, this is the best news! I’m so very happy for you!
I’ve watched your story & prayed for your little one. Our little granddaughter was born on the same day as Max, so I’ve felt this connection to him & hoping that he would be okay.
I’m so happy for you that this time is finally here & he is ready to go home & one day shy of 3 months old! That’s terrific!
How exciting! And what a cute little naked face!
Wow! Look at that gorgeous, naked face!
Enjoy your rooming in, and know my prayers surround you in the days ahead!
She Who Waits... says
Praise the Lord! Wednesday is going to be a beautiful day : )
So amazing! He has come such a long way, I’m so happy for you. Enjoy your little boy at home, where he belongs.
He is absolutely adorable, even more so with the naked face!
Great News Lizz! I’m so excited. I’ll keep you all in my prayers hoping that all goes great the next few days and that Max is home on Wednesday.
Steve T. says
So you’re saying Max has a WiFi card in him now??? 😉 I’m so glad to hear that he’s going home sans accessories (well at least of the medical kind….I’m sure Jamie will be making a Max sized Bow for him soon….)
Yeah! It’s about time! Can’t wait to come see my little nephew without all of those wires. We will let you bond and settle in before we come knocking at your door.
Love to all of you and congratulations. You must be on cloud nine!
That is the best news all day.
Congrats enjoy your last rested night.
Lizz,Congratulations to both you and Jaimie not only for becoming parents, but for sustaining your faith and courage throughout this time of trial. Lizz you have once again demonstrated you are a very special and strong woman. Jaimie you have demonstrated loyalty and the courage of a lion. Max you are the luckiest little boy in the world to have them as parents!
Welcome Home Sweetie.
Your Great, Great Aunt Sheila
Yeah! I am so excited for you guys. We are on vacation in Mass, but I saw a little something on your facebook and just had to check out your blog. I am just so happy for you guys. Good luck with the adjusting of having a baby at home. What a joy.
Seeing Mr. Nakedface brought tears to my eyes! I am so happy for you, hubby and Max!
He is sooo beautiful.
Liz, Mr. Nakedface is just beautiful. Congratulations and good luck with it all. You will all be fine.
Just wanted to wish Max the best on coming home! How exciting that must be!
So awesome Lizz. Praising God for and with you!
what a beautiful naked face 😉
i’m so happy that max will be home soon!
That’s awesome news Lizz. Max is such a beautiful baby.
Good luck with everything!
So happy that Max is home!! thinking of you all the time! Loads of love from Maine–
Sarah and Gary