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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

In the immortal words of Thomas's namesake...

"...it's time to blow this pop stand!"


Today, 6 days after Thomas Lawrence was born...he's heading home!

For us, his turnaround in the last few days is testament to both the prayers he's received from our amazing family & friends and the fantastic medical care he's received from Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.

This morning, the pediatrician sat down with us with a wide smile and reviewed his update. She decided to end his antibiotic treatment 12 hours early, and with that, Thomas is a free little man tonight!

Jonathan and I spent most of the day tying up the loose ends, thanking his nurses that stopped by to say goodbye, and preparing for our first night at home. Thomas and I are scheduled to meet his new pediatrician, Dr. Lindgren, tomorrow morning at Healthy Future Pediatrics.

I couldn't stop crying when we were packing him up. It was surreal to be thinking of bringing him home when just two days earlier we were advised of another week in the NICU.

And on his head...there is a group of women who knit hats for the newborns in the Special Care Nursery as their gift to him...they've been doing it for years. They just drop bags of itty bitty hats off for the nurses to give to the wee ones.

How cute does his hat look?


We are blessed with a happy and now, healthy little baby boy.

Life is so very, very good.

9 comments:

Liz said...

Super Duper Yay!
Now things can get back to the "normal" life of having a newborn!
Congrats!

Ryan and Danielle said...

I am so happy for you guys!!! And so glad your little one gets to go home!

The Naipo's (Jennifer, Noah, and Kealani) said...

OMG, YAY, YAY, YAYYY!! We are gonna have to make some time to come see you guys before he grows up to be 6 months old all of the sudden! LOL! =) So... how was the first night home?! We all need details! =)

noreen said...

It's so great to see him in his little car seat and his crazy adorable little blue hat! Just like a six-day-old baby should be! All blessings!

Lacey said...

Welcome home Thomas! You are blessed.

Anonymous said...

Cute little hat, cute onesie, its all way too cute! Congrats... Lindsay

samantha jo campen said...

So tiny and cute an snuggly and good! Congrats for goin' home!!!!

Anonymous said...

All I can say through my tears is PRAISE GOD!! I have been praying so hard for this little miracle of yours.....I have posted several times to your blogs but they aren's showing up. I love you!
Kat

Anonymous said...

Shelly and Johnathon-
I have to say you have the cutiest little baby and have the best pictures. Very sweat. We are very happy for you both and if you need anything let me know. We are so happy to hear that everything is getting better and we will continue to pray.
Amy and Brian Hasselbach

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