We have had a rough couple of days. Before I was discharged from the hospital, we heard several times, from several different people, that Ellie's stay in the NICU would have ups and downs. She, and we, would have good days and bad days. I will admit that she did so well last week and through the weekend that I was starting to think that the "downs" they talked about would simply not apply to her. She was doing so well at progressing, faster than the doctors were anticipating, that all we had seen so far were "ups." We have quickly come to realize over the last couple of days how unrealistic my thought of Ellie not having downs was. She is after all a premie, and as she continues to develop her journey will be more like the Little Engine That Could, instead of a jet streaming at a straight, steady pace to the finish line.
We are so ready to take our little girl home! I can't tell you how hard it is to be patient. Each time we go for a visit, it gets harder and harder to leave. She has completely stolen our heart.