Coming home

Today Ben is coming home! Today also my grandma went home to be with Jesus.  I was just thinking yesterday about Passover, and I know it's not the same but just how blessed we are that Benjamin was "passed over" by all the awful things that could have happened during his hospitalization. And the Easter holiday is a good reminder of the hope that we have, and that death is not the end.  It's a mix of joy and sadness on this day.

Ben is nursing 50 percent of the time and doing great. He is getting to be more like a normal newborn in that he actually wakes up and cries when he is hungry. I am nursing on demand, which is usually about every 1.5 to two hours. He doesn't have too be supplemented after we nurse which is awesome. Also, all my pumping has given me a small freezer stash of about 2 days worth of breast milk! Pretty darn exciting. :)

He weighs 6 lbs 14 ounces. He seems soooo huge to me, which I know sounds crazy but really. He is so big!

I think we are ready for him at home. The house is somewhat of a disaster because I'm behind on basically everything. It will be nice to be at home more so I can start getting caught up.

I'm a little nervous about bringing him home. So far he seems like a pretty easy baby so that's good. He's only had one day when he was real fussy, and I think that was because I forgot to burp him after eating so he had some bad toots. Whoops, my bad Ben! New mom error. :)

He is the sweetest thing, seriously. :)

I took this pic yesterday.


  1. ah! really?! he's going home?! how awesome is that!! and WOW he looks like a newborn (with really smooth skin). Can't wait to hear about the homecoming and all the craziness :)

  2. I'm so happy that you are getting to bring him home! What a gift!

  3. Congrats on having all of your kids under one roof! What a blessing! I'm so sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing. :(

    Enjoy every minute (and midnight feeding) with Ben! You've done great so far! And the best is yet to come!


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