Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sorry the posts have been less regular. Things have been CUH-RAZY!

Robbie passed his car seat test yesterday with flying colors.

Today he had his pictures taken, which I'd love to post but I can't seem to get the growing family website to load tonight. We had a ton of visitors today. I felt kind of bad for the family of the baby next to us because we had a lot of people in and out. I did apologize and they seemed okay about it, laughing about Robbie being so popular. Just a side effect of living in the NICU for 3 months and being so darned adorable!

I had to learn to work his home heart monitor and tonight David and I took infant CPR.

We're rooming in- staying at the hospital. As I type, I'm sitting in my pajamas with my son asleep about 4' to my left.
Correction, He's now asleep on my chest. Life is good.

Tomorrow we head home.

It was a bittersweet day, really. While I'll love having Robbie at home, I'll miss all (well, okay- most) of the NICU staff and other parents. It's a very social environment. It was evidenced by all the people coming in to say goodbye today.

I even braved the ICU portion to tell a few people good-bye. Ran into one of the neonatologists (the one who thought I had PPD because I was crying when I had to go back to work) and he just seemed so genuinely excited that Robbie was getting to go home. I made lots of promises to visit and send pictures.

I tried to take a bunch of pictures, so you get some bonuses!

Hope you enjoy-


Remember THIS snuggli?

Look at it now:

I know I'm cute!

This carseat test is a breeze!

Nurse Robin says goodbye:

Our night primary, Mindy:

RT Stephie:

The aptly named Joy:

Day primary Dara:

World's sweetest physical therapist:

World's best neonatologist- Dr. C!

Robbie's longtime roomie and BFF Gavin.. oh yeah.. and Mommies, too! (Note the awesome matching blankies!)


Heather said...

Awesome!!!! Can't wait to hear from you and your whole family homeside!

april said...

Hooray!! Cant wait to hear about his first days at home. Yall continue to be in my prayers!

Mrs. Shoes said...

I am so excited to hear that today is homecoming day!! Welcome home, Robbie

All About Amelia said...

we are uber excited for you and your husband!! what a long journey with a wonderful ending!! congrats!

h2o-meg said...

Yay!!! I've been following your blog for the last 3 months and I am just overjoyed for you that he gets to come home today! Looking forward to hear about his first days.

kjames106 said...

Praise God for you family.

Anonymous said...

The big day is finally here! I can not wait to see pics of Robbie in his home!



Melissa said...

Awww. So awesome! I am so happy that robbie is coming home with you! Are you able to take some time off of work now to spend at home with him?

Amy said...

I'm SO happy that you finally get to take Robbie home! I'm sure your posts will be more infrequent as you adjust to life with him at home! But keep us updated!

Sending you guys lots and lots of love and ((HUGS))

Amy said...

Aww, this post brought happy tears to my eyes. :) I am SO excited!! And loved getting to see the famous, fabulous Dr. C. and the other people who have been helping take care of your Robbie. And you're looking beautiful, Trish!

Rachel said...

I'm so excited for you! I'm sure you'll be even busier for the next few days, but please let us know how it's going.

n&bcarlson said...

I'm so excited that you get to take Robbie home! What a long journey it's been- but you all are looking great. I can't believe how big and healthy Robbie looks compared to those first pictures in his snuggli. Enjoy every minute of having him home, and keep us up to date on how it goes!

Spork Fashion said...

::::happy dance::::

Robbie is totally Ferris Bueller ;)

chipz95 said...

Yea!!! What awesome pictures! Good luck tomorrow and be sure to let us know if you need anything.


Kierstin said...

how cute. i am so glad he is going home. best of luck. :) I will be thinking about you.

T-Mommy said...

Trish, I am in tears (AT WORK!) reading the great news and looking at the pics!

You are right, Life is good... and I will add that MIRACLES do happen!!!.. It seems like yesterday that December day when you were so sad and hopeless about having only 4.5 swimmwers!...

Congratulations to all three of you and be sure that the BEST is coming!

Jess said...

Today is the day, finally!!!! The pictures made me tear up, hearing about all the love, work, and time these people have given to you and your family makes me happy, I love them all. I'm so happy you finally get to have your son home!!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG...I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! He is so big now Trish..and wow, you look so good!!!!

I can't wait for you to have him in your'll have to have a welcome home party just for him!!

Hugs and kisses!!


Fertilized said...

OH AYH!!Congratulations!

Beth said...

YEA!! For Robbie!!

Go Cox Family!!

Amber said...

I can't even tell you how happy I am to know that as of tomorrow you'll be able to hold Robbie whenever you want, without concern for lines, alarms, etc. *Your* baby will be home with *you* and that's amazing. Congratulations on surviving a journey most of us can hardly imagine. I hope the next part of the journey is absolutely magical!

-Amber (aka somethingchangd)

Milenka said...

Wonderful news! I am so happy for you guys! *hugs*

AngelsAmid said...

Yaaaaaaaaaay! I'm so proud of Robbie. It makes me tear up. Reading from him being born all the way until today :) He's grown so big! I'm so excited :)

Kristin (kekis) said...

I am so thrilled for you both and honored that you've shared so much of your journey with all of us. I'm sure the upcoming days & weeks will bring on a new life of challenging moments, but I hope you know that we're still here for you. (Just keep us posted!)

Trish, you look absolutely beautiful in that last picture. I hope to see a photo of the three of you at home before the weekend ends. CONGRATS! Diligence, prayer, and patience have paid off. Your baby is coming HOME!

Kim said...

WOW! I bet having him home will be so surreal. Drink it up!

Carrie M. said...

Hope you had a GREAT first day at home Robbie!

Stacie said...

Oh, Trish. I am so excited for you. I literally have tears in my eyes!

Welcome home, little man. Your mommy loves you very much and she has waited so long to have you with her all the time.

Enjoy this time, Trish. It goes so quickly!

Much love to you all.

Sheridan said...

You've come a long way, baby! Love that nonchalant attitude in the car seat!