For the second time since birth, I brought home my beautiful, brand new baby girl from the hospital. After being admitted for a high fever, all test results came back this morning negative for bacterial infection. She is now at home among her family again, resting comfortably and fever-free.
My seven year old daughter, so happy to finally have a sister, has been very protective and loving. She packed a bag and had Daddy bring her to the hospital yesterday, where she stayed the night with us.
Thank you for this beautiful blessing that joined six other miracles only last Tuesday. Though I had planned to celebrate two other children’s birthdays this week differently, thank you also for those children to celebrate. Thank you for all those who have taken care of us, and all who have prayed for us.
Today there are no pretty clothes,
Siblings smiling in perfect pose.
No up and down throughout the night,
Just a soft glow of the hospital light.
Today is absent of family’s arms
Your perfect skin and newborn charms.
Now you wear a band and IV line
As Mommy watches you with the time.
Today there is no comfy naptime bed,
Against mommy’s chest you sleep instead.
Far away are familiar sounds,
Replaced with the quiet nurse’s rounds.
Today Mommy waits and fever you fight,
Hopefully a battle won before the night
So peaceful rest might you know
Before back home again you go.