Sunday, June 9, 2013

Welcome Home

   Brighton is finally home after 3 weeks. He got home last night at 6:30 p.m. We are so happy to have him home (even though we are in the middle of moving). The hospital, our pediatrician, and nurses were amazing and they did such a great job taking care of our little boy when we couldn't. We LOVE them.
   Brighton came home weighing 6 lbs. 6.4 oz. and healthy as can be. We did need to bring a monitor home with him for his heart rate and respiratory rate while we get his acid reflux medication figured out. He shouldn't be on it too long though. I'll admit, it's somewhat comforting to know that if he stopped breathing or had any other problems, an alarm will go off. This makes the night slightly more restful.
   Lila is in love with her little brother, but she still doesn't fully understand everything that's going on. She also gets a little jealous when she sees him breastfeeding. :) She has been the sweetest little thing though, wanting to gently rub his back and kiss his feet. She also laughs a lot when she sees him because she's so excited. It's really quite adorable.
   Life is absolutely crazy right now, but it's also amazingly good. We are very grateful to the hospital and all they did to take care of our family. Not only did they take care of Brighton, but they took care of  the rest of us as well. They gave Lila toys, they gave me presents weekly to keep me encouraged, they gave me whatever supplies I needed at the hospital and for home, they gave us updates to help us understand what was going on, and they just showed so much compassion toward us and our situation.
   There was a time in the hospital (about a week) where Brighton was the only one in the NICU and it gave me a tremendous opportunity to really get to know the men and women taking care of Brighton. They really are caring people. It's not just a job to them and that's what makes them so great.
   Last, we're very grateful to our Father in Heaven in keeping our little boy safe and healthy. My dates with Brighton were definitely not off, but he was so much stronger than a lot of babies his gestational age. He actually came home a week ahead of schedule because everything went so perfectly and there really were no setbacks. I know that this is due to miracles that come from heaven.
   Here is our little boy and one of our first family pictures with the guy. Our family is all together! Yay!


  1. Welcome home, Brighton! We can't wait to see you next week at the baby shower. :)

  2. Welcome home Brighton, we are so happy that you are now safe and snug in your own home and growing beautifully. We love and miss you all everyday and look forward to more updates as you grow bigger and stronger xxxxx

  3. Yay! So happy he is home! Can't wait to see you this week!

  4. Congrats! That's exciting. you have such a wonderful attitude about everything. I don't know if our heart monitor was out of whack, but it went off all the time and it made me break down at his doctor appointment when the doctor asked how we were doing :) haha, hope yours doesn't give you trouble!