One year ago today we brought Kinley home for the very first time! Kevin and I were so excited to show her off to family and friends since we were finally able to be with Kinley and have more than 1 person in the room at the same time. (You are only allowed 1 visitor at a time in the NICU.) We planned a small homecoming party for Kinley at our house on the day she came home. What Kevin and I did not plan on was that we stayed up pretty much all night, the night before, in our PCU room at Children's Mercy with Kinley. Then it took longer than we planned to be discharged. By the time we actually got home and settled in Kevin and I were pretty worn out, not to mention that just after we left the hospital Kinley started throwing up after feedings. I guess you could say we were worn out and stressed. Not the best combination, especially for me. Needless to say, we were not very good hosts that night. All the excitement of bringing Kinley home, coupled with all the responsibility that came with it got the best of us.
Tonight, to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Kinley's homecoming we had the same group over for dinner and it went much better. For starters, Kevin and I stayed awake. Kinley played and ate dinner with everyone and there was no throw-up to clean up afterwards. Yeah! It was awesome to see Kinley having fun and doing so well now. It was also really special to celebrate this milestone with the people who were there 1 year ago.
Now for the pics...
She loves playing in her rocking chair and watching a little Phineas and Ferb.
Somebody stole Daddy's straw right out of his drink.