FINALLY!!! After 27 days in the hospital, we got to come home. Yesterday Ella's ANC count was 247 and she was suppose to get to 500 before we could come home. Since it had gone up the past three days, the doctor said that as long as it went up again, even if it didn't hit 500, we could come home today no matter what. Of course I didn't dare pack up anything for fear that I would jinx it and Ella's blood counts would do a tumble. But Ella did her job and hit 533 today!! The nurse walked in first thing and said "Do you want to go home?" I don't think I have ever moved so quickly!! We met daddy for lunch on our way home as he was on his way into work. Once we got home, I don't think Ella stopped!! She was working on her walking like crazy. Pushing her walker, holding my hands (even sometimes only holding one hand) and even attempted a couple steps on her own. Of course she also immediately set to making messes all over the house. But I didn't care, we were home and she was free.
At this point, we will be home until her counts hit 1000. I am going to ask for at least two weeks whether she makes counts or not. I think we need it for our mental health. It's late and the little stinker is still going strong so I better cut this short and go try to get her down. But I just wanted to catch you up on the excitement as well as give God a quick shout out for getting us home!! Here are a few random pictures from the last few days.
Playing on the neighbors swing...aahh to be outside!!
I just love this picture of her playing peek-a-boo
under the sink in our room..I think her face just
looks so sweet!!
Mommy making her model her funky outfit
Abbey and Emma and a couple counselors heading off
to Camp Ronald McDonald. What a wonderful charity
that allows the siblings to go tocamp free of charge as well.
I can't wait to hear how it was!
Me and the girls right before they left
and Elmo and her favorite dolly. She was sitting this
way and watching T.V.
near the hospital. We met on facebook and our girls are only
a couple months apart. I can't believe how much bigger E-V
is than Ella! E-V's daddy made me a yummy cake since I was
in the hospital for my birthday and didn't get a cake. He also
made these cute little dresses for the girls using 2 bandanas
and ribbon. I couldnt get over how cute they were when
they were interacting on the floor!