The morning of 16th, when I had written the previous blog post, I was feeding Samaira at 5am when the doctor showed up for his routine visit and mentioned we could be discharged in a day or two. That got us super thrilled and we figured we’d be home soon. At 10am that same day when the previous doctor’s shift got over and another doctor showed up, we got an even more exciting news. He said that Samaira has done really well in her feeding over the last 24 hours, and we could go home right away. Shock would be an understatement with regards to what we started feeling at that point. In fact, we were in denial. Siddhu responded to the doctor “I don’t think we are ready to go home, yet.” Gradually though, we knew it was for real. We decided to hurry up the discharge process just because it was supposed to snow heavily in the next 2-3 hours, and if we didn’t leave for home in the next couple of hours, we would have to stay at the hospital for a much longer time. So miraculously, we were home by 3pm on the 16th, one day before Samaira’s first month birthday.
We celebrated her first month birthday on the 17th!
Samaira also had her first snow fun once we got home.
She will have a lot of firsts and I can’t wait to find out what the next one will be!