Saturday, October 24, 2009

10.24.09 - Home at last!

We are finally home!!  YEA!!  We were released yesterday about 2:00 pm after an evening with Liam all to ourselves.  It was great to all be together as a family, but it was a sleepless night for me.  Dustin and I traded off setting up Liam's feeds and diaper duty.  It is a long process, his feeding time, as his amount is given over an hour time period, meanwhile I get up to pump when he is fed.  We are holding him each feeding and giving him a pacifier to simulate an actual feed so he can associate the sucking with a full tummy. 

Liam has been great.  It is taking some getting used to at night to hear his ooohs, awws and growls he does.  He is a good sleeper though and definately sleeps better at night than during the day, which is nice.  I have been having to wake him for all the night feedings, while he usually wakes up about 30 minutes prior to the daytime ones.  But he does sleep a lot.  I guess his little body is dealing with a lot right now, so it's a good thing.

We will have a slew of follow up appointments in the next couple weeks.  I finally take him to go see our pediatrician on Tuesday and I am excited for that.  Her name is Dr. Deborah Bain in Frisco and I have heard really great things about her and am anxious to hear how she will be managing all of Liam's needs.

I just wanted to take the time again to thank everyone for all your thoughts and prayers and for those of you who went out of your way to care for us during this time.  The love and support we have received from everyone is unimaginable and we feel humbled and blessed!!  Liam will always need our prayers, and it is wonderful to have such caring friends and family by our side along his journey.  Blessings to everyone - You are all loved and appreciated more than you can know!


  1. Praise The Lord! I am so happy that you are home! I was anxiously checking yesterday to see how your night of rooming went and if you were home yet. We have been praying for you all and you have been in our thoughts. I have attempted to post a few different times and keep losing them...think I finally have it figured out...thank you for taking the time to update this blog has been wonderful to walk with you during this journey and to know how to pray. We love you! Tina Gooch

  2. Can't believe I forgot to say...Liam is such a cutie!!!!

    Love ya,


  3. Congratulations on being home! It takes a little bit to get used to not having other people there to take care of him, but you will get it down. We are finally getting into a routine and think that we have this thing figured out. We would be happy to give you a few pointers if you want. We took out Tucker's feeding tube this week and he is eating very well. Good luck to you guys and God Bless you!
    Trent, Dena, & Tucker Hamilton