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He’s Home!!

2011 February 11
by bvoboril

After 6.5 weeks of living at the hospital, Ethan is finally home!

Even after his circumcision yesterday (which usually slows them down a lot), Ethan ate plenty of food through the night and was chowing down a bottle when we arrived at the hospital this morning.  So the doctors said during rounds that he was ready to go home!

On getting the go-ahead, our nurse, Mindy (who knows Ethan well),  immediately unplugged the monitors and he was officially wireless!  Taking him down the hall to a private room to breast feed was surreal…he had never been more then two feet away from his crib.

And, speaking of feeding, he’s an eating machine!  He doesn’t care where it comes from, as long as he can eat it.  What’s weird for us is he is now “eating on demand” as opposed to the “scheduled feeds”.  We got into such a routine and now we’re learning all over again.  But it’s great!

We weren’t discharged until around 2:30, so we had LOTS of staff stop by to say goodbye.  Ethan was a pretty popular guy at the NICU, so there were many hugs and wishes of good luck.  We were actually really sad to say goodbye to all the wonderful nurses, therapists, and doctors!  While it’s felt like a nightmare at times, we can now look back and realize that this is all just part of Ethan’s story.

We are getting settled, but we wanted everyone to know this great news.  We’ve texted and Facebooked like crazy, but I couldn’t forget to blog about it.

Here are a few pics:

Getting Ready to Go! (outfit courtesy of Cathy, Anna, and Amy Coleman)

Tiny in the car seat (and lovin' the bink)


Dad showing Ethan his crib

5 Responses
  1. Sandy Schon permalink
    February 11, 2011

    Ethan coming home is the best news!! He looks so cute in his big boy outfit. What a little bundle!! Can’t wait to see him.

    Love, Grandma Schon

  2. Patti Voboril permalink
    February 12, 2011

    Yea! Welcome Home Ethan!!! He’s looks like he’s loving being home. You guys did a great job getting Ethan ready to come home. And, Becky you look GREAT!
    We’ll see you soon. Congratulations again.

  3. Linda Johnson permalink
    February 12, 2011

    What great news!!! I am so happy for you all!!

    Ethan is just darling and I cannot wait to see him and hold him and give him grandma kisses.

    Are you going to continue Ethan’s baby blog? I sure have enjoyed watching him growup.

    hugs and love

  4. February 12, 2011

    So exciting!! Congratulations, and have fun being a family.

    • February 14, 2011

      Thanks for continuing to read our blog Amber! We are so happy to have him home…it’s so amazing. After thinking it would never happen, everything finally worked out exactly like the doctors said it would. You just can’t believe it until it happens! :)

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