Little Miss Minion has done pretty well today. Her neurosurgeon had his last nicu visit with her and has cleared her to bi-monthly follow up appointments. The nicu doctor has written discharge orders, pending an official final rounds tomorrow. Her car seat fitting is in the morning. She will have follow up physical therapy and occupational therapy visits.
We are doing last minute clean up around the house. Last night, I went through all the clothes we have gotten and sorted them by size. I need to wash all of the newborn things, all of her blankets, her towels, washcloths, and extra sheets. Mr Minion is planning to hang some stuff up on her walls. I’ve washed her milk containers.
We need to put together our thank yous for her primary nurses. I got cards, candy, and we got gift cards for the hospital for each of them. There is a cafeteria (with pretty good good, actually), an awesome little coffee shop, plus a gift shop with tons of cool things in there. All of these places accept the gift cards, so we figured they would definitely get used.
It’s going to be strange to not be at the hospital all the time. Everyone knows us, since we’ve been here every single day for 3 months. Not even just the nurses-the security guard who gets his morning coffee every day as I’m headed out the door to work. The kid in the coffee shop who makes the best mocha frappucino in the world. The cafeteria workers who recommend their favorites of the dinner options. The NICU secretaries who have known us by name since day 4.
I think I’m actually going to miss the hospital. I’ll be so happy to have Little Miss Minion home where she belongs, but I think I’ll miss her nurses and her doctors, and the reassurance of the monitors, even though she hasn’t set them off in weeks.
16 hours until her car seat fitting and still so much to do!