Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We are home!!

Well we finally made it back to Richfield after a very long month!! Jenna was released from the hospital on Friday afternoon!! I felt like I was stealing a baby! It was a very different feeling taking her home from the hospital- only those that have been in this situation will understand that feeling! We took her to my Grandma Bartons to meet her big brother who was very excited to meet her! He was so cute with her he held her forever and every time I asked if he wanted me to take her he would say no. It was so sweat! He is going to be the best brother for Jenna. Grandma and Aunt Katie also got to be the first to meet her! It was also very weird leaving Nanny Barts house- we had started to feel right at home there! Gavin will miss her so much! We are so thankful for all that she did for us We love you Grandma!!

Being home has been nice, we are starting to get into a routine. Kurt is back to work so it is just me and two kids- so weird. I have to say that things are going pretty good though! Jenna is the best baby- very calm! She did have to come home on a tiny bit of oxygen and also with the feeding tube. She is taking most her feedings from the bottle but still gets so tired that she can't do them all. Ryan had to make the comment that we should have gotten the cordless model!! I agree!

I know there are so many people who want to see and meet her, but we were strongly advised not to have visitors. They told us children are not allowed to come around her except for her brother. They also confined us to our house for the next 6 months. I might go crazy- but will do what I need to to make sure that Jenna stays healthy and grows strong!! So if you are in the neighborhood feel free to drop a Coke off on the door step- it might help me keep my sanity!!

Please know that we are so thankful for all the comments and prayers that were made for our family- we feel so blessed!

(blogger wont let me add pictures- I will try later)

8 comments:

. said...

I am so glad to hear that you made it home! I know that feeling about stealing a baby, I felt like I was stealing two! And about the cordless model, I also understand. They were on oxygen and monitors for 4 months! We were in the middle of the winter and also were mostly confined to our house without many visitors! Everyone understands and that helps! I am glad that she is doing well! I will be anxious to hear updates and see pictures! Good luck! Also, if they suggested to do the RSV shots every month, they are expensive but so worth it! Mine did get RSV last winter but it would have been awful for them to have gotten it that first winter on oxygen! Stay positive and strong! :)

Tom and B said...

I'm so happy for you guys. Let me know when you can have visitors and I'll come take some portraits of sweet jenna. Miss ya guys and glad your home!

The Tippetts said...

Yay Yay Yay! Love to you all! Can't wait to meet her in 6 months! :)

Ashley DeMille said...

Yay! I am so glad you guys made it home. I hope you guys are doing well. I hope you can survive these next 6 months. We'll all have to update our blogs for you so you can see what is going on around you!

Amy B. said...

I would sooooo love to bring you a coke but 200 miles is long way...I'm glad you guys are home and doing well!!! Good luck with the next few days transitioning!!!

LuDene Barton said...

Hi Heath's: It is mighty lonesome here at Nanny Bart's without Gavin to keep me company. I am so glad you are all doing well. It sounds like Janna is loving being at home. Today your Mom told me she weighs about 6 lbs. so she is doing good. After I get back for S.F. and get my yard ready for winter, I will plan to come down for a few day and visit. I want you both to know how much I enjoyed having you here at the house. I enjoyed are good talks and chicken bundles. Hope you still like them, after we had them so often. Love you all and give Gavin a big love for me. Nanny Bart

Tiffany said...

I am so glad that you got little jenna home. We have been thinking of you a lot. Take care!

Karen Kunzler said...

That is SO great Tara. I am so happy for you guys!!!! I know I am too far away to put a coke on your door step, but every Friday and Monday I will be sending you one through my thoughts. I am so happy for you guys.