Friday, December 6, 2013

December 6

On December 6, 2010, we brought Maddy home from hospital.

On December 6, 2013, I went in to the hospital to find Briella without a feeding tube, and taking all of her feeds orally!

Since we got up quite late, I didn't have a chance to talk with the doctors today so I don't know when discharge will be, but I hope and expect it to be very soon. I'm confident that she is ready to come home and that we are ready for her to be at home :) I fed her an entire bottle tonight and she is a LOT easier to feed than Maddy was when Maddy was first discharged! 

It was really hard to leave Briella today - I think partly knowing that we are so close to the end - and also (as you can see from the pictures above), she was SO alert. She's generally such a sleepy baby - as many newborns are - and I don't know if I've seen her this alert and awake before. I just wanted to stay and chat and cuddle with her... 

I'm very eager to talk with the doctors tomorrow to hear what their plans for Briella are - hopefully we'll be home together very very soon!! 


  1. The end of the hospital stay is near! I'm so excited for you all, and overjoyed Briella is doing so well!

  2. Well done Briella!! Home before Christmas (I hope)

  3. I'm glad she's free from the feeding tube.
    PS She's beautiful.