March 17, 2007
Niklas Comes Home!
After 85 long days in the NICU, the Trio is finally all at home. Everyone is on oxygen so that they continue to grow well, but other than that everyone is doing just fine. It was sort of emotional leaving the NICU as the doctors and nurses were sad to see Niklas go. They all had this special attachment to him considering everything he fought through. It's hard to believe that there were times when we thought Niklas might not make it. It seemed as soon as we walked out of the hospital we both felt a huge sense of relief and exhaustion at the same time. We both held up pretty well throughout this whole experience, but it was like we just finished a marathon.
From this point on, the babies will each be sleeping in separate cribs in the nursery instead of a pack 'n' play outside our bedroom. I am sure the babies will have a little trouble adjusting to this at first, but it will be better in the long run. Here is a picture of Niklas resting in his bed after almost 3 months in the hospital.
Posted by Jason R. Myers