Sunday, July 3, 2011

"It feels like home to me"

Last Sunday when Dr. Anderson was doing his rounds he told us that he was going on vacation for 9 days and didn't expect to see us here when he got back. Michael and I just squeezed each other's hands in the hopes we would be bringing our little girl home within the week!!

I spent everyday from 8a to midnight in her room, being there for every feeding was very important to me. Harper was lucky enough to have all of her favorite nurses her last week in the NICU.

Sweet Sarah, was her very first nurse the day she was born. Come to find out Sarah's dad works with my dad. Sarah not only loved on Harper when we couldn't be there but she also kept me company when I spent all day everyday in her room. Thanks Sarah for all you did!

Kodi was the calming voice I heard on the other end of the line when I called in the middle of the night after you were born. I had this gut feeling something was wrong. Boy, was I had just been taken off the vent!!! Kodi always gave you extra love and attention at night when dad and I couldn't be there! Oh and Kodi always made sure you looked cute and had a matching bow! :)
I totally forgot to get a picture with Jenna. She was kinda busy being in charge and admitting babies, but don't worry we will see LOTS of Jenna! Just like Sarah and Kodi, Jenna has also been there from the beginning. When I found out you were coming and coming via C-Section I asked Jenna to be there. I knew that no matter what happened Jenna would make Harper #1 and be sure that they did everything possible for Harper and her survival. It was very hard to watch them take her away from me but knowing that Jenna was right by her side was very comforting. Its almost as if she took over as your mom!

Friday morning came and we got the phone call, "Guess who gets to go home today?!" Michael and I raced around getting ready and making sure we had everything we needed to bring you home!
We were beyond thrilled to finally be able to have you at home, but we were sure going to miss the wonderful Nurses and Doctors. I'm not sure anyone can fully understand the love those NICU nurses have until you actually experience it first hand. They really do love their job. They act as parents to babies whose parents can't visit as often as we did, they are our advocates and they make sure that we fully understand everything that goes on!

When it was finally our turn to walk out the doors of 503 and the Children's Hospital, we made sure Harper did it in style!!!

We are home and trying to adjust to our new "normal". Thank you to everyone who prayed for us and for Harper. One day she will personally thank you!!


  1. So happy that you "ALL" are home. Hope it is going good and you are getting plenty of rest. Thanks for keeping us updated.

  2. I'm so so so happy that miss Harper is finally home! sending lots of prayers and love your way. love you mama!

  3. Cool, I'm crying! I love this little beanie baby so much!! So glad she is finally home. Love you all!