Thursday, November 12

Few Days Home...

Some days life can be so perfect.  

Right now I have my little man snuggled up against me as I type.  He's such a little cuddle-bug.  (When he's not being nosey!)  He loves to sleep on my chest or on Daddy's chest.  He molds perfectly to my shoulder and just buries in.  So perfect and peaceful.

He's doing so well being home.  He's been home since Thursday afternoon- one week already.  I can't believe it.  The NICU is already a distant, bittersweet memory.  Back then we weren't sure where this journey would take us.

But now he's home... he's a good sleeper, likes to eat most days, and when he's awake, he's AWAKE.  Usually he has a good 4-5 hour awake period during the day.  The rest of the day he wakes to eat, then is up for maybe an hour.  But that wake period is always hilarious and the highlight of my day. 

Except for Tuesday night.  I was running on empty.  With Johnny back at work I'm number 1 every night.  I get up each time he cries then of course I'm on during the day as well.  So... I was tired and it was 9:30pm.  I knew we were in trouble because Colby had slept most of the day away and it was night and he was still sleeping.  I decided to put the both of us to bed early in the hopes that he would just wake to feed throughout the night and I could get some rest.

Well, just as I'm walking up the stairs to bed, Colby wakes up with those "I'M AWAKKKKKE" eyes.  I fed him and then rocked him.  And this boy is STRONG.  His favorite game when he's awake is to LAUNCH himself off your lap right into your face.  So, I'm rocking, desperately trying to soothe him to sleep and he's jumping into my nose.  FOR. 4. HOURS.  He jumped.  And jumped.  And jumped.  Then finally wore himself out.

So, I thought, YES he'll be asleep until at least 5am!  (It was 1am at the time).  Wouldn't you know he was up at 3am, 5am, 6:30am, and 8am?  So, yeah, his wide awake time was poorly placed a few nights ago.  I still loved it because he is SO FREAKING ADORABLE, but I was tired.  :)

Here's a few pictures from those precious first few days home.


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear that Colby is home and that he is doing so well! I haven't checked in for a while - are you still password protected? Your blog wasn't showing up on my google reader anymore, so I was missing posts.
Thank you for posting the pictures! He is so adorable!

Leah said...

He is so darn cute. So glad he is home and that you guys are doing well. .. albeit a bit tired. :-D

Jen said...

I can't express how happy I am that Colby is home. He is beautiful!!!!

I have been checking in every now and again to see if you opened up your blog again. I am so glad you did as I feared the worse.

Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers!!!


PJ said...

He's SOOOOO SO sweet!!! And growing!

Michele said...

It is great to have our NICU babies home, but I am with you... It is rough when they wake just as you are ready to sleep! We will figure out the best way, I know it!!! We've been through too much to have this kick our tails!