We are home with our gorgeous daughter! What a long wait it has been for this day to finally arrive. Eva chose to wait until nearly her due date to grace our home with her presence. Wonderfully Grace and Eva left St Michael’s at exactly the same time after the journey they have been on together. It was really a lovely moment to be sharing with Claire and Barry after our girls were born 5 days apart.
The whole day was one of quiet excitement as the reality of taking Eva home was drawing near. Eva weighed 2.10kg, which is an increase of 20g meaning that we can be discharged. Dr Laura came to visit after her night duty and was relieved that all was well and we would be going. Dr Manal came to do a final check and printed out Eva’s discharge summary letter, which is 6 pages long!
The nursing staff ordered some more medications from the pharmacy to make sure that we had enough to keep us going for over a week. When at home we will need to get repeat prescriptions from the GP and then have them filled at the pharmacy. Of course even this could be a challenge as they may not normally have these type of medications.
Eva had her eyes checked this afternoon. The area of concern has faded so Eva needs no further follow up, which is a great relief. Of course it is always unpleasant for Eva to have her eyes checked, however today was the first time we have heard her scream. Luckily Daddy was on hand to give her a cuddle afterwards!
We rugged Eva up in a warm growsuit, cardigan, hat and a snow suit to put her in the car seat. Of course all these layers meant we had to extend the straps and she couldn’t move. Eva and Grace slept soundly through the whole procedure. They both look lost in their car seats. Andrew very proudly carried Eva to the car and we managed to put the seat in without too much drama.
Luckily we had a mild day at 11 degrees but Eva was still cold when we came inside. Luckily Daddy was on hand to offer warming up cuddles.