One year ago, Veronica came home after 119 days in the NICU. I've already blogged about that day, not once, but twice, so I think you can tell how I feel about that day. I love remembering her homecoming and all of the emotions that came along with it. I also appreciate how far Veronica has come this past year. When she was discharged, she was on one medication (Zantac) and was bottle fed half of the time. I can remember giving her a bottle in the middle of the night and pumping at the same time. Not fun! But it wasn't long before she was exclusively breastfed and medication free. Besides the RSV isolation and regular visits from our early intervention folks, I would say for most of this past year, having Veronica home felt no different from any of our children. Well.......maybe not. Veronica's early beginning was never far from my mind and that I think that in and of itself, made my experience with her far different than my experience with the other five.
We made a quick trip to the NICU today and saw some of our favorite nurses. It's always a treat to see how happy they are to see Veronica.