It was a lot of fun to attend the event and see so many of the nurses and doctors that we have come to love and appreciate. I have really missed them. It was also nice to go out on a date with Wayne. It's been a long time, we both needed it! We are grateful to our good friend Cami, one of Elli's nurses, who was willing to come babysit so that we could go. Bradley was happy too because Cami brought her son over to play. So everyone had a great time.
It seems like forever ago that Elli was this little and on nasal CPAP. (She still weighed in the 2 lb. range when these were taken.) She has come a long way. Elli is now 9 lbs. and ever so close to coming off the oxygen. I am actually okay with it taking a little longer. I don't love carrying around her monitor, but it does bring a lot of extra comfort. So if it takes longer than we anticipate, I will be okay with that.