After 64 long days in the River Oaks NICU, Ace came home on August 3rd, 2006. A lot of babies in his situation never come home. I still read the blog of a woman whose baby was born at 29 weeks, and died of kidney failure. I never, ever want to take for granted how truly blessed I am.
Since homecoming day is a major celebration, Ace gets a little spoiled. We went to see Despicable Me at Tinseltown, and he was STOKED about the popcorn. After a little nap, we let him choose his supper location. "What would you like, son? Bravo? Julep? Char? Chick Fil-A?" "CHICK FIL-A!!" Ah well. Maybe next year.
Here's my collection of homecoming day pictures.
(That's an apnea monitor I'm holding. It monitored whether or not he was breathing.)
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