Yesterday was an eventful day for us--Miss Banana finally got to come home! We spent most of the day jumping through the hoops to get out of the NICU--car seat check (she had to sit in her car seat for two hours without setting off the alarms), newborn care, echocardiogram, and how to use home oxygen, among other things. Thankfully we got it all done and we were able to bring her home last night around 8PM. T-Man and Fearless were SO SO excited to finally get to hold their little sister. She had to come home with oxygen--which is not as bad as I thought it would be. We just have to get used to hearing some Darth-Vader-like breathing noises coming from the machine! Hopefully Miss Banana will continue to get stronger everyday and sometime soon she will no longer need it. It is so much nicer having her home and having us all be together for the first time. Hooray!
I'm a Midwestern girl who's lived in Missouri, Utah, Missouri again, Nebraska, Mississippi and Iowa. This is my story of life with my farmer-turned-professor husband, two exceptional little boys, and one extraordinary little girl who happens to have Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome. The stories you are about to read are all real; I couldn't make it up if I tried.