Friday, June 17, 2011

days 8-11

we are home and happy to be home! i just wanted to sum up the rest of our hospital stay...
knowing that we were going to be here for the weekend, we settled in and our days were a bit more relaxed. we just need her drainage to slow enough that they can remove the tube. all her other lines and wires have been removed and it's much more comfortable to hold her and nurse her. every day, our little girl seems more like herself. more smiles. more goo-ing. more pointy fingers. we're so grateful to have a private room but baby girl does NOT sleep well here. she's up at least 4 times each night and mommy is t-i-r-e-d. one night the nurse decided to do a blood draw at 4am, so you can imagine how happy we will be to go home! j & i talk about how strange it is how life is just going on without us outside the hospital walls. we are missing birthday parties, family dinners, work, etc. it seems unfair. and then the little girl from down the hall walks by with her chest drain catcher thing [official name]. she was here before we got here and she will be here when we leave. that's not fair. and i think about the young mom in the room next to us with her baby. the entire time we were there, i never once saw a visitor. no father. no grandmother. no friends. that's not fair. there are a lot of things about life i don't understand. but i believe God has a purpose through everything that happens. i believe His love never fails. and the verse that came to me the day she was born carried me through this hospital stay... great is his faithfulness.

Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23


  1. Love all the pictures,glad you got one with her and Amanda. And I love the one of Fabs holding the book.

  2. Sweet,sweet Fabs, you're an amazing little girl!!!!

  3. love all these photos of her! and what a sweet decked out hospital room she has! :)

  4. your little girl is so precious...
    So glad to hear you are home again. Prayers for health and easy adjustments...

  5. amazing. what a joyful, beautiful little girl! xoxo to all of you.