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I Know It's Been Almost a Month...

I know it's been almost a month since my last entry on this blog, but that's because the after my last post, Kaydence came home! I was waiting for MRI results to be shared with me, and that morning I received a phone call from the NP. I thought, "Oh no. This must be bad to get a phone call." I told Cynthia that I was pulling in to the parking garage and I'd be up in the nursery quickly. When I got there, she asked me if I was ready to take Kaydence home! I just felt disbelief. After 8 weeks I would finally take my baby girl home. My family would finally be together.
I called Tommy, who was also in disbelief. Thank goodness he had been transferred to a Dallas office the week before, so he was at least there in town and not in Tyler. He immediately met me at the Ronald McDonald House to clean our room and get stuff packed up. It had to be the fastest we had ever cleaned anything! Once at the hospital we had to watch the baby CPR video and get instruction from the doctor. That, in itself, was hilarious. Not the video, but the mannequin provided with it. Mini baby, as formally named, had a hole in it. It was hard to practice the breathing and compressions.
Finally, our nurse, Nancy, was able to escort us down to our vehicle. We put our baby in our car (with no monitors or oxygen) and hugged Nancy, and left for home. I will forever be grateful to Nancy and all of our wonderful nurses and doctors there at Baylor.
Driving home was so exciting. When we pulled into the driveway, there were yellow and pink ribbons tied around our trees welcoming us. Our pastor had tied them. And then we saw Wade and Abigail, who were going crazy in the yard. Wade was running around almost in circles and Abigail was jumping up and down. It was so great I thought my heart might explode. We all just hugged and kissed each other. Pastor Joy had also brought us the most amazing dinner. We ate, and just enjoyed being there together. At bedtime, my Wade and I slept in Kaydence's room. I didn't think I would ever sleep again to be honest. I was so nervous to have Kaydence home, and without any monitors! I was fearful something might happen if I fell asleep. I checked on her what felt like a bazillion times. I have since calmed down, and I am appreciating any rest I can get. I keep reminding myself that everything is totally in God's hands. I cannot place my faith anywhere else but in Him.
Thanks be to God!

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