Thursday, February 09, 2006

The best news ever!!!!!!!

It's 5:30 am on February 9th, 2006. I'm currently pumping because Brian and I will be heading into the city in an hour or get our daugther to bring her home!!!!!!

Yes, Kaitlyn is coming home to us today. She will have an NG feeding tube (nasal), but she is coming home.

Since July 26th 2005 when I had that fateful amnio, summer, fall, winter, the holidays have all past by, I've spent more than 3 months in bed, 3 weeks in the hospital, delievered my 2 beautiful daugthers 3 months early, held my first born daughter Corinne while she died in my arms, made funeral arrangements, I became very sick and could have died myself from e-coli sepsis, finally saw my other daughter Kaitlyn 4 days after she was born, finally held my daughter 6 weeks after she was born, packed my c-section incision for 2 months due to infection, saw Kaitlyn through at least 10 blood transfusions, 2 surgeries, among many other procedures, illnesses and infection, drove 4o mile round-trip to the hospital nearly every day for approx 130 days, pumped somewhere around 4,000 ounces of milk and now am taking home our nearly 7 pound daughter .

Miss Kaitlyn is coming home and we finally feel like parents. WE finally get to make the walk out of the hospital like proud new parents carrying our car set with our daughter in it. We have seen so many new parents walk out of the hospital and had so much sorrow that we weren't leaving and now it's finally our turn.


We are ecstatic!

Love Liz and Brian.

Of course I will continue to update Kaitlyn's progress here on


Billie said...

Oh Liz, I am soooo happy for you and your family! Reading your post today brought tears to my eyes. Best wishes in the coming months as you enjoy getting to know your little girl.

Anonymous said...

Liz and Brian
I'm so happy for you, I have been waiting to read this post, SHE IS COMING HOME!! I read your blog all the time, and pray that Kaitlyn grows strong and finally she has, best wishes, Keith and I love you.

HHH said...

IM so happy for you guys. A little tip we used with the NG tube... the numbers come off so we made a mark with magic marker to know if it was in place. I was paranoid about it coming to far out and not know it. Good Luck, she looks great!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my God, I am so excited!!!! You will have so much more time, quality time to spend with your daughter and each other and even more time to work. Your life can finally get some semblance to normal!!! Reading the short summary of your recent life in your post just brings things into sharp focus about what a joyful, traumatic, sad, frustrating, fearful, loving, etc. etc., etc., time this has been all rolled up in one! My thought are with you.
Love, Leanne

Anonymous said...

That is so Awesome!!!!!! I will call you soon, I am so happy for you guys so so happy!!!!!
Dillon and Caitlins mommie

Anonymous said...

I have been like a kid on Christmas morning, checking each day to see if this is the day she gets to come home! I am so happy for you, Brian, and more so for Kaitlyn! This is wonderful news! And what a beautiful day for it to be her first outing! Can't wait to see photos from HOME!! Have a great weekend with your family!!

Amy said...

(Through tears) Congratulations! I so look forward to hearing the stories as you navigate your way through motherhood--with your daughter home with you. I am so very happy for you and Brian!

Anonymous said...

Liz & Brian,

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What wonderful news. Good luck with the transition of Kaitlyn coming home. I can't wait to see pictures in her new room.


Jodi from PROM said...

Wooooohoooooooo!!! Congrats Mom and Dad! You've finally made it! So what's the verdict...NG or G-tube? Best wishes, enjoy your lovely little gal! Corinne is smiling down on you all and full of pride, I'm sure!

:) Jodi from PROM

Anonymous said...

This is such wonderful news and I am so happy for you all. Kim

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the awesome news!

I'm so happy that you finally get to bring her home!

Logan's mom-spent 103 days in NICU

Anonymous said...

Welcome home, Kaitlyn :)

Excellent news -- I'm so happy for your family!


Sarah said...


Enjoy that feeling. Love every minute of it. Snuggle her WHENEVER YOU WANT!!!!!

(Have her wake you up when she's hungry... be responsible for every diaper change... live like hermits for the next three months... and LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT!)

julie deruvo said...

Words DO NOT begin to express the excitement I feel for the two of you! Today is a day you will ALWAYS remember! I don't even know what to say, except CONGRATULATIONS and celebrate each and every special moment!

Love, Hugs, Blessings & Prayers
The DeRuvo Famiy
Julie, Joe, Bella & Elizabeth

Laurie Abbey said...

Tears of happiness are shed for you! All of that patience, you may have Kaitlyn call you "Saint Mama" when she is older. Best wishes for her sweet and long deserved homecoming.
Laurie - fellow prom mom

Karen Laffey said...

Liz and Brian,

It's a great day for the McCarthys! Congratulations on being able to bring home your 7lb. darling.

Wishing Miss Kaitlyn, her parents, and her grandparents a Very Happy Valentine's Day...

Karen Laffey
Pacific Union

Toni (aka Naked Lizard) said...

Liz & Brian,
I am so excited that you got to bring Kaitlyn home, your little miracle. I know that your probley on cloud 9 and I hope you stay there forever.. Many (((hugs))) and prayers coming your way. Toni (aka Naked Lizard, from PROM)

Anonymous said...

Liz and Brian,
Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you :) I can't wait to meet Kaitlyn.

Love ya tons,
Kim H.

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz,

I'm on PumpMoms and was checking out your site to see how things were going compared to a week ago. I am so glad your daughter is on her way home! Yeah!! I was praying for that since you were so upset. I am VERY happy for you!!

Take care.
Sarah Brooks

Janna Charlton said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you - what a wonderful day!!!


Stacy - Tanner's mom said...

I have to admit - I cried tears of joy for you guys - with goosebumps - totally remembering the day that we got to bring out daughter home. We did a "victory lap" for the NICU - hugging and thanking all of the wonderful staff.

Even though I've never met you guys in person - I'm so happy for you & your family.

Anonymous said...

Hooray!!!! This is phenomenal!!!
Susan Grau

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Liz & Brian, that is wonderful news!! We are so happy for you.

Love, Trish, Bob and Gavin

Anonymous said...

We are so thrilled to hear the great news!! She is a precious little gift and you both are such wonderful loving parents. Hugs and kisses! Love, Diana & Gary

pam meness said...

This is the best news ever! I am so happy for all of you! Best wishes for you and your family!

michelle flannagan said...

WoooHooooo! I am so happy for you guys! Words can't express how happy I am for you :)

Take care of yourselves!!!


julia said...

Liz and Brian,
We are so pleased for all three of you. I look forward to hearing about Kaitlyn's homecoming. We miss all of you already, but know Kaitlyn will thrive and grow beautifully now that she's where she belongs. Julia (NICU)

chaatie said...

Hey Liz & Brian: Congrats x2!!! Happy Kaitlyn is coming home. and also congrats on the Steelers! looking forward to seeing you out and about soon.

~ chaatie

Suzanne Gogna said...

FAAAANTASTIC!!! YIPPEE! YAHOO! What wonderful news!! Thanks so much for sharing the good news! Welcome to full-time, at-home parenting! Hope to see you soon at a Ladies' Night Out!