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#1 of 39 Old 10-05-2008, 02:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been sitting here for 15 minutes trying to work out how exactly I wanted to phrase this email. Would you believe it if I told you I have no idea what to say? I know. Jaw-dropping. I think it's because there is just no adequate way to describe the experience to someone. We're feeling such a huge rush of emotions today that the only one that can be pinpointed is joy. It is with great, resounding joy (and tears of joy are forming in my eyes as I say/type this) that I tell you. . .

Levi is home.

Tim and I are exhausted but in a state of euphoria after our night of "nesting" at the hospital. In the nursery at the hospital, Levi was on a pretty strict 3 hr feeding schedule. Last night he discovered the all you can eat, all hours buffet and he loved it! Everyone keeps reassuring us that he'll catch on to nursing, we just have to keep at it, but I'm guessing none of them have seen this boy when he's hungry! We were up bright and early and were able to get discharge paperwork taken care of fast enough that we were home by about 10:30 this morning and are taking the morning settling in. The girls spent the weekend at my mom's house and Brandon is at his mom's house right now, so we have a little time just the three of us (well, and Sparkle- she's so thrilled that the new "puppy" finally came home. She's been smelling him for weeks). Levi is so thrilled about being home that he's spent the time so far sleeping.

We'll continue to update you all on how Levi's doing. Right now, he's doing great and will have his first visit with our regular pediatrician tomorrow.

Thank you all for your prayers and concerns.
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Whoo hoo!!! I'm so happy for you! What an amazing thing, to have him home.

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How wonderful! Do continue to keep us posted

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Oh my goodness. Your post brought tears to my eyes. I'm just so happy for you, and can't imagine how thrilled and relieved and full of joy you all must be. Welcome home, Levi!

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Welcome home, Levi!
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How wonderful! I can't even imagine how happy you must be right now that Levi is home where he belongs.

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YAY!!! That is so wonderful!!!

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Congratulations mama!! How fantastic for you and your family!!:

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i am so happy for you!! i was already emotional today but then i read the email update and it sent me over the edge!


welcome home levi!!

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What wonderful news!!! I am so happy for you and your family! Welcome home, Levi!

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Welcome home baby Levi :
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I am so happy for you. This brought tears to my eyes. Welcome home, Levi! : : :
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Welcome Home Levi! Congrats Mama & Papa!

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Im so happy for your family!! Welcome home Levi!

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Woohoo : Welcome Home Levi!

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: Welcome home, Levi!!!

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So happy for you buckys!
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That is the most wonderful news! : Congratulations and enjoy being at home with your entire family!
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yea!
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welcome home levi!!

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Yeah! Happy homecoming Levi!

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I am so, so happy for you and your family.

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Yay!! So happy for you guys!!!:

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So the lactation consultant talked me into renting the pump for at least an extra week and the nurses were all reassuring me that it was normal if we had trouble getting Levi to all nursing from getting all the bottles like he was, etc. They were very encouraging about it, but I just didn't see him having any trouble. He's got a better latch than DD2 did at full term and LOVES nursing. There are no nipple confusion or lazy latch with this little guy.

Well, I was proven right today. He weighed in at 4lb, 9oz Saturday night at the hospital. They didn't weight him yesterday before discharge. Today, he was weighted at the pediatrician's office and he weighed in at. . . FIVE POUNDS!!!! That's as big as DD1 was at discharge at 37 weeks (Levi's 36 weeks on this coming Thursday)! OK, even if the scales are off from each other by a few ounces either way, that's still a significant gain! Go Mommy milk!
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Go mommy milk!!! That stuff has superpowers

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