Friday, February 12, 2010

Brooklyn's Home!!

Day of Life 1 - 1lb 3.5 oz

Day of Life 139 - 7lbs 3oz

I've overcome...

Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Anemia of Prematurity Requiring Transfusions
Pulmonary Interestitial Emphysema
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA ligation 10/09)
Chronic Lung Disease
Collapsed Lung
Extremely Low Birthweight (550 grams or 1lb 3.5 oz)
Respiratory Failure Requiring Mechanical Ventilation
Moderate/Severe Hearing Loss Bilaterally
Retinapothy of Prematurity (laser eye surgery 1/10)
Suspected Early and Late Onset Sepsis
Infant Feeding Difficulties (no problem now!!)

Brooklyn all dolled up in her homecoming outfit! Proud Parents and nurses and Brennan's cheering her on!
Getting ready to check out of Ronald McDonald house after 137 days!

I can't believe we have two babies home! It's been really busy and crazy! Hence the late post! Brooklyn has been such a joy since we brought her home! She definitely is a drama queen and goes from 0-100 in 2 seconds, but when she's awake and happy. She's taking everything in and so sweet! She's just like her sister! We tried for about 3 weeks to get off oxygen, but just couldn't. She's home on 1/8 liter of oxygen 24 hours a day. We'll go to a Pulmonary Appointment next Thursday to see how much and how long she really needs it. 1/8th is just a wiff! We are so proud of our kids! When we were walking out of the hospital we felt like we needed a fanfare - we had 23 weekers coming home!!!!

We are so thankful, words cannot even express how blessed we are! We have seen His power and are so in awe! Just need Landon home too!


Victoria said...

I am a newbie to your blog but i am just so thrilled for you guys!!

God has sure blessed you all and will continue to do so. Hope Landon comes home soon, too!!

Jen B said...

YAY!!!! So happy for you guys!!! You're almost there! it's such an awesome feeling to have more and more of your family under one roof. Praying that Landon will be home soon!

Jenny B

Nikki said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you guys! I can't wait until Landon comes home, too! :)

Rebecca said...

hooray!! such a wonderful victory! praying you'll all be home together soon!

Mary said...

Way to grow Brooklyn!!! Continued prayers fpr you all and extra for Landon to be joining the family at home soon.


Mary :)

Britt said...

I love love love the picture of the 5 of you!! Soo cute!!

The Paulk's said...

I guess I missed this post. Awesome!! I'm sure you're glad to have her where she belongs.

On a totally different note, did Hailey get her haircut? It looks so much shorter in that picture--but VERY cute! (I noticed you did too and I love it as well)

Chicha said...

You DEFINITELY needed some fanfare. On bedrest before Samuel was born early last spring, the neonatologist went through the stats with me. He said 23 weekers have a 25% rate of survival. This is such a miracle...just goes to show you that each baby is precious in God's sight and not just a statistic! Matt and I (and our two 26 weekers) are so excited for you!