Saturday, November 27, 2010

Home At Last

Auggie was discharged from Dell Children's Hospital Wednesday evening. It was such a nice surprise. Dr. Kelley, the craniofacial surgeon, told us the sleep study came back saying Auggie had mild sleep apnea but any typical newborn can have it, too. His recommendation was that we go home since we were in the NICU for two weeks and nothing happened. Within a few hours, Auggie had his car seat test done, we were checked out of the Ronald McDonald House and on our way home!

Our first couple days at home have been good. Auggie has kept up with his feeding and sleeping schedule... That is, until today. He's been snacking in between meals "/ We'll need to put a stop to that especially since Tim will be going to work in a couple weeks. He had been sleeping great and then the snacking started. We'll see how this turns out.

This coming week will be the start of all our doctor appointments. We meet with Auggie's pediatrician and then I go in for my 2 week appointment on Monday. Later in the week, we start Auggie's weekly appointments in Austin. Weekly appointments- kind if not looking forward to spending all that time in the car.. I'm hoping Auggie enjoys the car seat!! We'll be meeting with Dr. Kelley each week to keep an eye on Auggie's jaw and cheekbone growth. I think this week we'll be going over his CT Scan so we'll know more information about that. Tim is really looking forward to seeing it. 

Tim & I put the Christmas tree up this evening. It looks great even without any ornaments! lol. I thought I had my ornaments at the house but I can't find them- and there aren't too many places they could be hiding. They might be in La Porte or Giddings. The tree is 7 feet tall and has 3 strands of lights. Can't wait to put those ornaments up, though!

Last night I took a 4.5 hour nap and while I was asleep, Tim and Sherwin moved out our upright freezer. The dining room looks so much better now that its gone! They also put up lights outside on our half of the duplex :) Now I need to redo our wreath and we'll be decorated for Christmas.

And now for the disappointing part of the holidays- we'll be spending our first Christmas as a family at home (most likely). The doctors told us to stay put as much as possible because of the risk of getting Auggie sick. We're supposed to limit visitors, especially kids. You all know how many kiddos there are in both of our families. Since Auggie has a restricted airway to begin with, getting RSV or even a cold will lead us to the hospital and most likely back at Dell Children's. If you want to come visit, you're more than welcome to, just make sure you have no sign of the flu or a cold.

and now its picture time!
Keeping his head warm
November 18, 2010

Auggie's Birth Day
Born: 11:22 pm
Picture Taken: 12:08 am
Mommy & August
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just Thinking
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Taking a break from being in Auggie's room after lunch
November 15, 2010
Trying to keep things light during lunch
November 15, 2010
We finally had some clothes for Auggie!
November 20, 2010 
Auggie's 1st Time in the Car
November 24, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving!
November 25, 2010
Auggie's 1st Day Home!
November 25, 2010

Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday! We sure did!!
Starting next week, I'll be posting Tuesdays & Thursdays so we can finally get into a routine!

1 comment:

  1. He is so, so precious!!! Congratulations Tim and Kelsey!


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