Friday, August 31, 2012

Welcome Home Ethan Matthew!


We finally united our family as one within our own home last evening. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. We certainly could not have made it this far without all of your support. The power of prayer is magical. I'm also blessed for the family and friends that this blog has  brought together. Thank you for following us on our journey. Ethan is my Tough Little Boy!

We planned to keep a small secret from Eli... that Ethan was coming home. Matt's parents picked him up and brought him home. Eli came running through the door expecting to see daddy. I had been staying the previous 2 nights at Children's so I had not seen him for awhile. We snuggled for a few and then he ran off to see his daddy! When he turned around Ethan was sitting in his car seat and Eli's had a grin from ear to ear. He was SO EXCITED, he said "I'm so happy 'Efan' is home". It was so precious. Hopefully I will get our pictures on here soon!

Today we had to go to our pediatrician's office for his checkup (no waiting around!). We switched our pediatrician to Pediatric Associates of Pickerington. They are affiliated with Children's, which was very important to me when deciding on who would be caring for Ethan. I met Dr. Julie Dunlea during a prenatal visit. She is wonderful. I feel like we have a conversation based on friendship, not a dr visit. Down Syndrome kiddo's are have their own developmental scale such as for growth charts, milestones, what testing is done at specific appointments, ect. So Ethan is 7lbs 13oz, 21in. He is in the 80th percentile for height and 90th percentile for weight. She was so pleased with his weight. It was very comforting to hear those words, "Whatever you're doing, keep doing it. Ethan looks wonderful." This is a mere 180, from nearly 12 days ago when we were rushed to Children's main campus to the NICU...

Between nurse home visits, dr visits, and Eli starting preschool 3 days a week- it's going to be a little crazy!?!? I'm sure we will get it figured out, we have done well so far :)

1 comment:

Angela Young said...

YEAHHHHHHHHHH!!! Welcome home Ethan!!!!!!!!!! That is wonderful!!! :) There's no place like home! :)