Drew and I went to the hospital yesterday morning to be with Eleanor. We were given a parent/child room for the day so we could be with her while we waited for the doctor. He did come, we liked him very much and... drum roll please... Eleanor has a healthy stamp of approval! The doctor was mindful of Birth Mom's history and the fact that IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction) was an issue throughout pregnancy, but couldn't find any reason that Eleanor shouldn't get to go home at 24 hours old! God is good! She had her final tests done and we got her dressed for the trip home. We were afraid that she might be a tad too big for this premie outfit, but we were wrong. She had plenty of room and the hat was humorously large. She looked like a old fisherman with a rain hat on and she was not a fan.
Nonnie & Eleanor
Cousin Kayla, Aunt Misty, Eleanor & Cousin Braeden.
Kayla was about to burst with excitement to hold the baby. Braeden was very patient in waiting for his turn.
A picture from this morning, because I just can't stop taking photos of her!
Uncle Kyle unwrapped her to count her little baby toes. The final tally? Five on each foot. Whew!
Another thing... it seems like maybe we will be calling her Eleanor. She's only 2 days old, but even Drew is calling her Eleanor more than he is calling her Ellie. She just seems like an Eleanor.