Ezra got to leave the NICU! He was able to be slowly weaned from the oxygen, his lungs are miraculously clear and he finished all his antibiotics and passed all his tests and screens-- and they finally cut him loose. We spent one night with him at the hospital in a parents "room in" so that we could have back up support through his first night unhooked. He did great! It felt so good to have him close and not have anybody (except murv) telling me what I could and couldn't do with him. I finally took a deep breath and was able to relax. We are now at my aunt Tina's house in Houston with my mom and Ezra is adjusting very well to life on the outside. He is changing everyday! Yesterday we gave him his first bath and he and I are just working away at the feeding/eating thing and I am very grateful for my mom and my aunt's expertise-- this whole feeding thing is not as easy as it looks. Thankfully Ez is a sleeper-- he sleeps about 4 hours at a time so I get to rest a little too--at least for now... :)
Thanks Dad and Lindsay and Eli for coming to help-- we could not have made it through that first week without you!