Sunday, January 6, 2008


After 513 consecutive days of hospitalization, Kiera Rose Wright will be coming home tomorrow, Jan 7th, at 2PM! I thought I'd update now as tomorrow will be incredibly busy. Born August 12, 2006 at 1lb 8 oz and 13 inches long, Kiera will be coming home weighing approximately 20 lbs 4 oz and 32 inches long. I will enjoy telling strangers that I just brought my baby home from the hospital, and when they ask how much she weighs, replying, "A little over 20 lbs." You have to enjoy the little things. :)

She will be on a ventilator and requires quite an entorage and equipment, but we took a trial ride in the car today, and she did great! I will upload a pic later tonight. The biggest trick is remembering to watch the baby while trying to load all the equipment. :) She watched out the window the whole ride and seemed a little disconcerted but curious. When we got to our house, we gave her a short tour and let her try out her crib. She took a moment and started rolling to grab the rails. She saw her "fish tank" toy in her bed, and I had shown her pictures of her room these last few weeks, so she soon got the message that this is her room and started bouncing her feet on the mattress.

Jer and I can hardly believe this day has come. It will take a while to get used to being able to see our baby by just walking down the hall or looking up from the bed next to her.

More updates later, from home.


1 comment:

Sarah said...

I'm delurking - I got this link to your blog from MDC. I'm a long-time reader, though :)

Congratulations on 'gotcha day!' It is the most wonderful, stressful, horrible, joyous feeling in the world! You'll be way to busy to realize you're just walking down the hall to see her. She is so beautiful and I am so very happy for your family. I know this has been an awful struggle, but you all hung in there. Reading this blog has been such an inspiration and I am so very happy she is doing well and coming home!