4.18.2009

Welcome Home, Britton Grace...We've Been Waiting For You
















She's home!! Enough said...? No, of course not!






Britton Grace came home today, weighing in at 6 pounds, 1 ounce...probably more than 3 pounds less than Jack and 1.5 pounds less than the next smallest, Lila Addison. She is a dainty little thing and she's going to be high maintenance for awhile, but oh my gosh is she cute!!! The acid reflux thing is definitely going to be tough to manage so please keep the prayers coming for her (and us!). She is on a three hour feeding schedule (the others are now on four hours), Casey and I are the only people allowed to feed her, she has to be held upright for at least 45 minutes after she eats, and if she doesn't eat enough, Casey and I will have to put a tube down her nose to get her the rest of her bottle...not easy. Goodbye to the little sleep we were getting... ;-)

I've got to say that despite the challenge that lies ahead, we are so relieved and happy to have Britton home with us. Today was her three month NICU anniversary - far longer than we ever expected - and it was getting really difficult to get up there to see her. It's also so gratifying to finally have our whole family under one roof...can you tell by the smiles on our faces?? We had a lot of fun taking these pictures...good times today and many good times to come!!

I'm going to bed now...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....

God Bless,
Ethan

6 comments:

Grandma W said...

Praise the Lord for all the babies being home where they belong. We'll be praying much for Britton Grace to outgrow her reflux quickly so she too can get to 4 hr schedule and can be fed by volunteers as well. Praying for Ethan and Casey to get the zzzzz's they need to keep going too.

Thanks for the GREAT pics-we've been waiting for that pic of the five together at home-so glad you did it in their name shirts before Jack outgrew his!!

Kylie said...

Congratulations! What a huge milestone you all met today! I hope that Britton settles in well at home. Wishing you the best of luck for your new adventure :-D

susanc said...

good luck....I'd stop by to lend a pair of hands but I'm in Australia.....

hope she settles in quickly

you must be thrilled

Susan xx :):)

Shannon said...

YAY! What an amazing day. Acid reflux isn't too bad once you get used to it. Always always be armed with a burp rag for the next 3-6 months (typically resolved by 6 months but give it til 9 with adjusted age). Oh and use a bib all the time... :-) My girl twin had it really bad for the full first 6 months. One thing that worked for us was introducing a teaspoon or two of rice cereal into her bottles instead of the Prilosec at around 3 months of age. The doctors said that usually works just as well as the drugs when their tummy can digest it ok. It worked better then the Prilosec for Maddy! Good luck. You guys are really a good looking family. It's so awesome you guys are by the Wilkinson's too!

Tori :) said...

I'm so happy for y'all!! Praying for y'all too Ethan.

Rachelle said...

How wonderful to have everyone home!!! We are so happy for you guys! I hope we can get over to see those little cuties before they get to big!

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