There's No Place Like Home (XP)

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Kayla1981's picture
Joined: 01/04/07
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There's No Place Like Home (XP)

Nora has been home for about 24 hours now. :grin: Nursing is going smoothly which I'm so happy about. Bonding and nursing were two main motivators for me these last 2 weeks. When I was discharged, I was able to spend 9 to 10 hours a day at the hospital, thanks to my husband who was so supportive of me being with Nora as much as possible. DH actually went back to work today and I'm surprised at how smoothly things have gone. Of course, newborns are easy so I know I need to enjoy things while they are still relatively relaxed.

Jordan is all about Nora right now. She has been wanting to help with diaper changes, wants to hold her, tells me where to lay her, etc. I'm so excited that they have each other. I'm also so much more aware of how fast they grow up so I feel this need to soak it all in this time around. Especially since I now feel, more than ever, that I do not need to get pregnant again. That is not the easiest thing to accept but so many people told me that I was lucky that I stayed pregnant as long as I did when they found out I have a bicornuate uterus. I'm so glad that Nora was born healthy but having a NICU baby was still emotional. Leaving her at the hospital every night was really difficult. I think getting pregnant again would be taking a big risk.

On a side note, we have entered into a contract on a house. We are still in the option period but that runs out tomorrow. Our tentative closing date is July 5th. I still can't believe we were signing papers for a contract with a baby in the NICU. Pretty soon we will be boxing things up and moving. Crazy! I've been so focused on Nora that I haven't even really had time to process it all.

Sorry if these haven't resized yet. Photobucket was being glitchy.

JDBabyHopes's picture
Joined: 02/16/09
Posts: 1149

Kayla, she is SO freakin' cute! I can't get over it!!

I'm so glad to hear she's doing well and nursing great for you! And I'm SUPER happy she is home with you, now!! I've been thinking about you guys and wondering how you were doing! Sounds like things are going wonderfully! And congrats on the new house! How exciting!

wlillie's picture
Joined: 09/17/07
Posts: 1796

So sweet!!!! Congratulations on the house and Nora and Jordan being such a great big sister. I'm so happy things are working out for our June Mommies!!!!

boilermaker's picture
Joined: 08/21/02
Posts: 1984

She is beautiful! Congrats on being home-- I can only imagine how great that must feel.

Wow-- moving? Hats off to you. I intend to not move again for a very long time (we moved about 2 years ago....gah!)

Rest up, mama! Nora is gorgeous!

greenmylife's picture
Joined: 10/24/11
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oh em geeeeee!!!!! SO CUTE!!!!!!!

Happy you are home and on your way to a new home. Wow, a lot of excitement all at once. Good luck!

Marite13's picture
Joined: 08/07/09
Posts: 3368

So much going on at once...but sounds like you're handling it all very well. So happy for you. Nora is absolutely precious. And glad to hear that Jordan is doing well with her (gives me hope for how Beni will be with her sibling since the two seem to be so similar!).

jubileerose's picture
Joined: 06/12/09
Posts: 549

Nora is darling and she looks to be a good weight- how wonderful! It's darling that her big sister loves her- as Mara said, gives me hope for when I finally (ever?) have my baby!
Congratulations on a healthy baby. Try to keep resting, don't overdo it. New mommies and babies are fragile and need lots of TLC Smile

sometimes's picture
Joined: 07/08/08
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She is adorable! I'm so glad she's home... it's like a big weight off your shoulders, huh? Also glad Jordan is loving being a big sister... yay!

RebeccaA'07's picture
Joined: 11/19/07
Posts: 1628

She is so beautiful, glad you are home and enjoying your time with her! Sounds like everything is going really well Smile

Joined: 03/15/09
Posts: 576

Congrats and great pics! Rest up and enjoy those newborn moments!

jojogun's picture
Joined: 07/17/09
Posts: 561

So glad Nora is home and things are going so well. Jordan sounds so sweet and Nora is just so cute!