I am so this is a day late, I really wanted to get it out yesterday, but it just didn’t happen. 🙂
Monday, was marvelous because we have all of our girls together at home. McKayla came home. We are truly blessed.
Sophia loves her little sisters!
McKayla is such a little peanut in her car seat.
Getting McKayla home was quite the challenge. We found out Sunday evening that she didn’t pass her car seat test two different times. She had already been cleared by the doctor to go home, but this was out last obstacle. So, Steve and I immediately wanted to figure out what we needed to do to get her home. I started to research what car seats were best for preemies under 4 pounds. It seemed like an infant car bed was our best bet, but those are not easy to get a the last moment. Unfortunately, we went to bed not knowing how our little one was going to get home.
The next day, Monday, I talked to our nurse, who is certified in car seat safety, she said that sometimes simply switching brands helps. She recommended the B-Safe by Britax. I again researched that before sending Steve to the store and the reviews seemed to coincide with what our nurse said. Many of the reviewers said this was one of the car seats that their tiny one was able to pass the test in. So, of course we decided that is one we are going to buy. We didn’t care what the price or which car seat it was, we simply wanted to bring her home.
Steve left work, bought the car seat, and brought it to the hospital so McKayla could be tested in her new seat. Well, she passed!!!
Leaving the hospital Mckayla weighed 3 pounds 13 ounces.
Monday, was a marvelous day! All of our girls are together and we couldn’t be happier.
Friday was also a marvelous day. McKenzie had her first doctor’s appointment aside from the NICU. I was very nervous about her weight gain. I truly wanted her to be gaining a significant amount of weight, since now she was breastfeeding 99% of the time. If she hadn’t gained weight I would have felt like it was my fault.
She gained 6 ounces in 4 days. It was amazing. On Friday she weighed 5 pounds 7 ounces.
Our breastfeeding is working and now that both girls are home we have been tandom feeding. It is going well, but we still need some practice. Life is good!!
Head on over to Katie’s blog and see what marvelous happenings are going on in everyone else’s life!