Thursday, August 6, 2009

He's Home!

I am so excited to be posting this. I was afraid to tell anyone about the possibility of Perron coming home yesterday after what happened this weekend. Stephen and I stayed in the family room at the NICU and we got home yesterday around lunch time. The family room was an interesting experience. Perron did great but mom and dad were not nearly as comfortable. They have a full size bed in the tiny little bedroom, but they don't really have sheets and blankets that work on the bed. Apparently the idea of a fitted sheet escaped them because it was like there was a single flat sheet on a double mattress (that would encased in rubber by the way). They then gave us this tiny little blanket that Stephen and I played tug of war with all night. However, as uncomfortable as it was, it was totally worth it because it meant we got to take him home. it was so freeing, and a little scary, to have him detached from his last wires yesterday. The staff at St. Vincent's was so wonderful to us and to him the entire time we were there, it was a little sad to say good bye. It is really hard to trust the most precious gift you have ever been given to other people for such a long time, but I can truly say they all treated him like he was their own.

Perron was very interested in his new surroundings once he got home. His eyes were wide open and he kept looking all around. Aunt Diana came over yesterday evening and stayed the night with us. She has been an absolute GODSEND!!!! I don't know if there will ever be a way that Stephen and I can thank her for how great she has been. She is helping me with breastfeeding him. She helps me put his ointment in his eyes because I am scared to (although I did do it this morning) and she is a burping champion. In fact, she stayed up until his 12:30 feeding last night so Stephen and i could sleep for a few hours. It was wonderful! I just dropped her off at mom and dad's house, but no fear, she is coming back tonight. We are going to conquer the bath tonight.

We have had our fair share of funny first time parent moments. I went through three diapers with him last night because he pooped, then pooped again as I was changing him. luckily my cat like reflexes kicked in and i was able to get the clean diaper up in time to catch it. Unfortunately Stephen did not fair so well. I came in from dropping Diana off and picking up some breakfast and all I hear is "I need help!". Apparently while I was gone Stephen and picked him up and heard him pooping. Like a good daddy he thought he would go in to change his diaper. Well apparently Perron wasn't done yet because as Stephen was changing him he projectile pooped and shot poo all over the place...on his clothes, his swaddling blanket and his changing pad liner (thank goodness I had that put down). To add insult to injury he also peed on himself simultaneously. Stephen said he had poop shooting out one direction and pee shooting in the other direction. I must admit I would have paid good money to witness this event.

We have some great pictures of some of his firsts...first time in a car seat, first time in his pack n play, first time in his bouncy seat. I will post those when I get a moment.

Thank you all for your thought and prayers during this journey that has finally led us home! We love you guys!


  1. Many answered prayers for y'all! What a blessing! I was rolling reading poor Stephen's poopy story. That's a great memory though! Have so much fun with little Perron. Can't wait to see more pics!

  2. Yay!! I'm so happy for y'all that you finally got to bring your little one home. Can't wait to see the pictures!

  3. Great news! I can't wait for more Mommy/Daddy stories to come! You have had me laughing pretty good as I have been reading Stephen's diaper story! Enjoy every moment!! ;)

  4. Yay! How exciting to have Perron home. I love hearing all the stories - poo and all! Makes me want to have another baby - uh oh! :)