Just a quick note to say that we are HOME! It was touch and go yesterday; in the morning they told us they wanted to see 48 hours of weight gain and then in the afternoon they said they wanted to see three days of weight gain. So we thought we might not be able to get out of the hospital until Monday. Cory gave both the doctor and one of the surgeons a piece of his mind yesterday afternoon, and this morning the doctor talked to the head surgeon and they decided it was OK to let us go.
And now, here we are. It has been super hot this past week, and the house has succumbed to it - it was about the same temperature inside as it was outside when we got home. We stripped Ivy down to her onesie and she has slept like the dead pretty much all day - we've had to wake her up every two hours to feed because if we wait longer we have to feed her a higher quantity of milk and we can't keep her awake to finish it. Either the drive tuckered her out, or this heat has. I've found myself almost missing the nurses and monitors (almost), just because they helped me feel more confident. I think our biggest project now is re-establishing a schedule that we can all stick to. That and establishing breastfeeding: we've been so focused on cramming milk down her gullet that I haven't had a chance to just let her feed naturally. Another best-laid plan that didn't quite work out the way I thought it would. Oh well.