On this day, June 11, 2016, God blessed me to bring home my second child from the hospital! My daughter was actually due July 15th, but decided to make her arrival on May 20th! She was two months early and my nerves were all over place. Jana was in the NICU for weeks. The worst part about it was when I had to leave her there.
Everyone would tell me to get some rest, she’s in good hands, but what mother can really rest while their baby is in the NICU with complete strangers. When I was finally released from the hospital, I cried all the way home and I cried myself to sleep. A huge part of my heart was missing and I didn’t know what to do. Needless to say, I was at the hospital everyday. Some days I would stay ALL day and on days I couldn’t, I would be up there twice a day.
On this particular Saturday, I went to the hospital to spend kangaroo time with my princess, not knowing that I was going to be able to bring her home. The night before one of my favorite nurses informed that if Jana could gain one more ounce, that she could possibly come home the next day! Well I called the NICU as usual at 3am, after they did the next shift weigh-in and the nurse let me know that she didn’t gain the ounce that we were hoping for…I was crushed and of course I cried myself to sleep once again.
As I was sitting in the NICU spending quality time with my princess, I needed to step out of the private family room and get some more supplies. As I was approaching the sink, Jana’s nurse for that shift came to me running with her hands raised, letting me know that the doctor signed off for my baby girl to come home! Tears filled my eyes as I ran into the room to let my mom know. My husband and son were at home, so this was my chance to do an awesome surprise!!! I signed all of the paperwork needed and got Princess dressed. My mom took everything to the van and pull around front to wait for us.
Finally, she was out of the hospital and in the van on the way home! As we were pulling up to the house, I called my husband and told him that I needed help with some grocery bags, and to hurry up! If you all could have seen the look on his face when what he had to carry in the house was his precious daughter, it was priceless! He and my son were so excited!!! The rest is history!!!
Today, my daughter is doing great and is walking! She’s such a joy! God truly answers prayers! Believe God people, believe God!