February 18, 2012

We're Not Home Yet

We had a little blip on the screen, our little Katherine came down with a fever on Wednesday night, so she had to be admitted to the NICU for observation and antibiotics.  Since then, the fever has come down and she's doing fine as far as everyone can tell.  The staff of the hospital has been great!  They have made room for me and several other moms to stay in the maternity ward while our babies are in the NICU.  It's been good to be close to Katherine.  The NICU nurses are just so sweet, caring for all of these little ones - and they've been busy the last couple of days!

Yesterday the doctor said it's unlikely we'll get home today (which was really discouraging news to me) but should be able to take her home on Sunday.  I've been tempted to get down, but really there's so many ways God has provided for us, for Katherine, for our whole family ... combating complaining with thanksgiving, and finding it to be a great remedy!  That said, I will be so glad to get home, be outside of the hospital, hang out Elizabeth and Brian, and settle into life as a family of five.

Anyway, here are some photos.  You gotta give the people what they want!  (Colin has a bunch of good ones from his camera too; I'll get those up when we're home.  I don't have any pictures of the grandparents on my memory card!)

Visits from family and friends

And  little fun mixed in!


  1. just one more day! You can do it!

  2. oh no! i'm glad she's doing better. hang in there - i know the feeling of wanting to be home!

  3. Heather, just checking in on you- tried to send an email through your contact form but it didn't work. Are you and Katherine home yet? Praying for you! ~ Gloria (from Domestic Kingdom blog)

  4. Thanks ladies! Gloria, I'm fairly certain we'll be leaving by noon. They do rounds with the babies in the NICU from 7-10am, then we'll be able to go in to see her and hear what the doc has to say. Yesterday they told me that as long as she didn't spike a fever again she'd be going home. She had a good night, so I'm hopeful! Thanks for commenting. (And thanks for letting me know the contact link didn't work.)