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littlefred
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« on: June 16, 2011, 3:51:55 PM »

Today is our first day home from the NICU, and I thought I'd  move to a new thread, so we don't terrify the pregnant ladies on the pregnancy thread any longer!

We have been home almost 24 hours! Our first night home was a bit difficult, but actually not nearly as much as I had feared. She fussed from 11-2:30am, which was tough for me, but then she slept well until just about 6:30. At least I had an almost 4 hour stretch.

Then we walked to the pediatrician's office for an 11am appointment, then home. I stopped at my neighbor's house up the street to introduce Chicklet to she and her 5 month old son. I also discovered yesterday that the new neighbors have a 1 year-old boy and are expecting a second in about a month. I think it'll be great that there are some other kids here!

She is sleeping now, I took a quick nap with her, but I expect her to be up for feeding soon. I probably will wish I had napped a bit more.

All-in-all, it is wonderful to just have her home. It was a long 11 days for me (especially) and also bigfred. Yesterday was also the one-year anniversary of his Dad's death, so it was an interesting and heart-wrenching day.

I have my little family all together. I'm pretty content.



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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 3:56:58 PM »

Congratulations, LittleFred!  So exciting that babyfred is home with you now!  Try to get some rest when you can.
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 4:04:08 PM »

Wonderful news, littlefred! We've been home for two weeks now, but my husband's only been back at work for two days. Yesterday was my first day home alone with the baby and we both survived! 
It's a really great feeling to have everyone together in the same place.  Sadly enough, we've splintered off again and the two year old is at daycare while the husband is at work. I'm really looking forward to the weekend!

Also, I'd really like to know what it is that these little ones know about two in the morning that I'm missing... it just isn't that exciting to me!
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 4:13:52 PM »

Congratulations, Littlefred!
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 4:24:15 PM »

Congratulations, Littlefred and Docmama!
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2011, 5:55:54 PM »

Congratulations, littlefred and docmama!  I imagine that it's an exciting/overwhelming/exhausting time for you both.
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 6:16:03 PM »

Congratulations, littlefred and docmama!  I imagine that it's an exciting/overwhelming/exhausting time for you both.
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May baby sleep through the night soon.
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011, 2:42:58 PM »

So glad the newest additions are home!

littlefred: How wonderful the first night at home was great (even with the fussy stretch) and so very happy you are feeling less stressed! Congratulations, again!!

Documama: Congratulations to you again, as well! We'll be in the same "boat" with the splinter effect shortly after Guppy2 is born (which will be sometime during the second week of August). Guppy1 (3 year old) will go back to daycare when the spousal unit returns to work, which will be as soon as possible once we all get home after the birth (and that is simply due to other things going on in spousal unit's practice, rather than his desire to get back that quickly). I already hate that we won't be able to do a longer family time like we did when Guppy1 was born, but we'll make it through.

Hope all continue to do well!
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2011, 2:46:05 PM »

Wonderful news, littlefred and documama!!  I am thrilled for both of you and wish you the best of luck as you venture through the next stages of life!
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2011, 2:51:58 PM »

I'm so happy for you, Littlefred, and your wonderful family.
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2011, 4:36:58 PM »

Congratulations!! Welcome to the new forababies.
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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2011, 4:51:51 PM »

Congratulations! My daughter turns one today,  the year went by quickly in ways that I couldn't have imagined before she was born. Every cliché about raising children, I've discovered, is true, especially the good ones.

Now I'm getting teary-eyed -- I'm a big marshmallow, which I also had not predicted before!
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2011, 10:21:43 PM »

Just wanted to drop in to this thread and say "Congratulations!!" 

The new baby time is very wonderful!  My kids are toddler age and up (but less than 10). 

Enjoy!

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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2011, 9:41:12 AM »

Thanks everyone! traductio, I too am finding the cliches to be true (mostly so far the good ones)

It already feels like she's been here forever.... and I'm in love.
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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2011, 9:47:14 AM »

Thanks everyone! traductio, I too am finding the cliches to be true (mostly so far the good ones)

It already feels like she's been here forever.... and I'm in love.

Awwww.  Congratulations littlefred and documama!
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