Hailey’s first night home… Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 9:01am

January 11, 2010 at 7:41 PM Leave a comment

We were discharged from the hospital around noon on Wednesday (Dec. 9th) and made the long drive from Birmingham to Enterprise back home with Hailey arriving around 4pm. When we first received Hailey’s diagnosis and she was having her breathing problems, I never thought it would be possible to bring her home. I wasn’t sure if we’d ever get to put her in her car seat or if she’d ever see her room, sleep in her crib, etc. or if she’d ever meet her big brother Opie. And at that point I wasn’t sure if I’d get many more hours or even a day with her…

But God is continuing to work miracles in Hailey and pour out His blessings on her and us. We’ve been blessed with 9 days with her. We got to put her in her car seat – and boy was that a sight! Such a tiny little girl in that huge car seat. She fussed a little bit at first on the drive, but then slept most of the way. We got to bring her home and show her her room and all of that fun stuff a mom looks forward to. 🙂 And we got to introduce her to Opie. He’s been such a good big brother to her. He respects her space and wants to be by her every time she cries. He sleeps at my feet when I change her. It has been truly awesome!

Not to mention what a great feeling it was to see the sign “Welcome Home Hailey” on our mailbox and the balloons and treats that awaited us inside. Again – I was never sure I’d get to have that memory with Hailey – but I have it now and can’t described how loved and how good God is for watching over us and placing people in our lives to help us.

It’s been less than 24 hrs home but it feels great and we’re all adjusting well! It’s so much more peaceful and comforting to be at home with her.

I should add that Hailey’s daddy is trying to teach her how to suck her thumb since she’s been using her hand more and more. This morning she tried to put her whole fist in her mouth and suck on it – never thought she could do that one!

It’s not an easy or expected situation that we’re in with Hailey and without our faith in God I don’t even want to think where we’d be. But we know Hailey has always been and will continue to be in God’s hands. We don’t necessarily know His purpose in this. But we do know she’s in the best hands to be in and that God will wrap her and us in His love.

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