And the winner is Jack William, standing alone on the winner's podium!! As late as 9:30 this morning, we thought Radiant Ryan was coming home today with Jack, but a phone call from the NICU quickly dashed those dreams. Ryan had a significant heart rate drop at some point last night which means she won't be coming home for at least five more days. Of course, we were disappointed, but at the same time I must admit that we were pulling for Jack all along. The girls will soon be ruling this roost so it's only fair that our only boy should get some quiet time alone with the three of us before the girls take over!
At this point, however, it's anyone's guess as to who will be next. It appears that Ryan is now at the back of the line with Britton, but who knows? Lila is out until the weekend, at least, because of her heart rate drop just two days ago. And Brooklyn? Well, the little girl who was the biggest on delivery day isn't real fond of the bottle. Until she decides to start working a little harder at eating, she'll be a Seton resident along with her sisters. I can't remember the last time Britton had a heart rate drop, but she's not taking the bottle real well either. So the race for second place will continue...
Despite the setback with Ryan, it was a pretty good day for the Jones family! We picked Jack up around 2:00 at the NICU and headed for the house, picking Eliot up from school along the way. I ran out to get some work done on a remodel project I started yesterday while Casey and Eliot got the little guy settled in. Eliot did AWESOME!! She was little miss helper with anything Jack needed. If Jack was sleeping, she was giving us status updates about every ten minutes or so..."Mama, he's squeaking!!" She helped prepare bottles, she held the bottle a while during one of the feeds, she helped rock him in the swing, and she also held him for a bit. To top it off, she even read him a bedtime story complete with showing him the pictures...too cute!!!!
We're looking forward to getting the girls home - it's going to be a bit challenging to manage the NICU schedule until they do - but we're very happy to have our boy home and all to ourselves for the time being!
P.S. Big Bad Jack definitely lived up to his name, coming home at a healthy and hefty, by NICU standards, 6 pounds, 13 ounces!