My mom was waiting for us when we arrived home that night with Brendan. We couldn't believe they let us bring home something that small! Thanks to Jason our new apartment was all ready for our little family of three.
Brendan had his first visitors. His Aunt Jaymie and Uncle Joe and cousins Xavier and Nola. We also celebrated Xavier's 4th birthday. Brendan's first party!
|My brother, Hailey, my grandma, Brendan, and I|
The first month or so at home we were told not to take him out to public places (stores, mall, restaurants, etc...). We had our regular doctor appointments, opthamologist appointment, and synagis shots (once a month) and visited family. I did not return to my teaching job and took the rest of the year off. My six week leave would have been up 2 weeks after he came home. He needed me at home and that is where I wanted to be.
I always felt I was cheated out of those last 10 weeks of pregnancy until just recently I read on another blog a mom describing her "bonus" time with her preemie. I loved that statement. We were blessed with 10 weeks bonus time with Brendan and I would not trade this experience for anything.
|My bonus time|