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OK, so I talked to the PA today and they want to watch his temp for 48 hours to make sure he's keeping it up outside of the isolette. So far, so good. And I have to interject here how fabulous it is to be able to just waltz into the unit and pick up my baby whenever I dang well please (you aren't allowed to take them out of the isolette or put them back in it by yourself) now that he's in the open crib. Anyway, last night he had a desaturation, which is no big deal, but the nurse charted it funny so they aren't for sure if there was a bradycardia (the evil heartrate drop that sets him back 5 days) with it or not. If there was, we're looking at Saturday at the earliest. If there was not, he's coming home Wednesday! I'll know for sure later this afternoon and I'll let you all know. Please keep your prayers going/fingers crossed/whatever you do! I'm trying really hard not to get my hopes up yet. :
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Praying he can come home on Wednesday, Charissa!!

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Wow! So soon, either way! Here's hoping it's Wednesday So exciting!

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That's so exciting it's going to be soon!!!

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Wonderful news either way, but hoping for Wednesday!! Can you believe he'll finally be home with you?

How much does he weigh now?

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wonderful! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you guys.

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Wonderful news either way, but hoping for Wednesday!! Can you believe he'll finally be home with you?

How much does he weigh now?
I can hardly believe it!

He's up to 4lb, 1oz!
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Wow, what a big boy! That is such wonderful news!! I cant wait to hear if it will be Wednesday! And what a cute little hat you have on him in the last picture, did you knit that?
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:YAY!!! Congrats! Hopefully Wed.!
Good job Levi

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What great news!!!

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Nope. It was a brady. Saturday at the earliest now.
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Thats still wonderful.. Saturday might be a little longer but you get to take your baby home with you!

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Thats still wonderful.. Saturday might be a little longer but you get to take your baby home with you!
Well, it's Saturday, provided he has no more bradys. At this point, I'm just resigned to the fact that it's still going to be a while.
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aww, sorry to hear it. One of my close friends had to bring her newborn to the hospital for heart problems and they ended up staying for a few weeks, and it was so difficult for her to get her hopes up about bringing him home, only to get another irregular heart rhythm. I guess all you can do is take it one day at a time.

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I'm sorry he can't come home yet. However, I was marveling about him in the car today. Thinking how amazing it was the way everything happened for him. They did surgery, saved his hands, and maybe his life. You had time to incubate him just long enough that his body matured enough to prevent long term brain/lung problems. And now he gets to come home, all the while the rest of us are still incubating.

He'll be home before you know it!

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Sorry to hear the disappointing news. : for Saturday!

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Aw mama, I'm sorry Prayers that Saturday is the day!

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: for a Saturday homecoming and no more heartrate drops!!!!

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I know from experience how disappointing it is for them to give you a date, and then have it changed again I'm sorry, mama! Fingers crossed for no more bradys!

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I'm sorry mama, praying for no more bradys!

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Hoping for Saturday!!

I know how hard it is, my DS was in the NICU for 10 days and it was supposed to be only 3 at first, and kept getting longer. (And he wasn't even a preemie, he was a 41-weeker actually.)

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Thinking of you guys! Fingers crossed for Levi!

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Hoping your LO comes home soon mama! Saturday isn't too far away

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How are things looking for Saturday?

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We're still looking good. Seems the brady was technically Monday morning so Sunday will be homecoming day. We'll nest at the hospital Saturday night. He hasn't had any more bradycardia since then, so keep your fingers crossed. Whatever you guys are doing to send us luck/good wishes is working so far!
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how very exciting!!! : fingers crossed for sunday!!

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So I just called this morning to check on how his night went and he had a great night! We're going in this morning just to hang out and feed him, then we'll go back this evening after dinner and "nest" with him there tonight. Tomorrow around lunchtime, we'll be bringing the little guy home! YEA!
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: Wonderful news!!!

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I can't even express how I feel today! Tonight, Tim and I are nesting at the hospital. They have a special room set aside so parents of preemies can room in for a night with the baby before bringing them home. Tomorrow, he comes home! The nesting is optional, especially for baby #3. We know perfectly well what to do with a newborn and roughly what to expect. But it's one less night I have to tell him goodbye when I say goodnight and tuck him in. The girls are at my mom's for the weekend and they are really looking forward to having their baby brother home when they get back tomorrow afternoon. Although, Gloria seems to think that he's going to come home and play with her and sleep in her bed with her, lol. And Alexis knows everything about babies, you know, because she has a baby sister too. Anyway, I'm babbling because I'm just bouncing off the walls. I'm off to feed Levi, then leaving the hospital to get my hair cut (haven't had a haircut since June and I'm in dire need), then dinner with hubby sans-kids, then we're heading to the hospital to not leave the baby behind again!
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FABULOUS News!!!! So happy for you and your family!! :

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