Friday, February 29, 2008

Let Us Sleep On It (February 29th, 2008)

Emma Estimates:
  • Weight: 5 pounds 5.9 ounces


~ This is Emma's official last picture in the level II NICU at Clear Lake Regional Hospital.

~ Before Darren and I could bring Emma home, we had to "Room-In" at the NICU. There is a room at the hospital in the NICU area that is set up like a hotel room. Here are pictures.

That's Emma in the pink open crib in the pictures.

We have to be there at 8pm Friday evening to stay with Emma with her monitor to be sure we understand how it works. We will be discharged from the hospital directly from the "Rooming In" room and no longer in the NICU.

The hospital is "kind" enough to bring our meals. There's everything we would need to simulate a home experience including a lost remote to the TV.

One of our favorite nurses describes the experience this way, "After we (NICU) have had Emma for this long, we (the nurses) want to be sure we trust you enough to take our precious one home." Basically, they want to "sleep on it" just to be sure.

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