As expected, it has been a pretty uneventful day here at TCH though we’ve had a lot of reason to celebrate. Matthew has taken and finished all of his feedings via bottle. No NG tube feedings! One huge step home.
We had a visit from physical therapy. No concerns, but they gave us exercises to help him develop the right muscles at the right time. Matthew will be hitting the gym once or twice a day to help him be buff by summer.
We are still waiting on a visit from renal. I feel like I’ve gotten stood up for a date. When do you finally give up and realize that they aren’t coming? I’m an optimist so we continue to wait and hope they’ll come.
Finally, I heard something through the grapevine that I wanted to address here on the blog. Someone we know insinuated that we shouldn’t have had home birth. I believe everyone is entitled to his/her opinion about what is best for their birth. I don’t believe home births are for everyone, but in our case, and in this instance, it was perfect for us. I've had 2 previous all natural births. I had outstanding prenatal care by a professional midwife. I had a consultation and ultrasound by an OB. I had an uneventful and healthy pregnancy. Where or how I gave birth has nothing to do with Matthew’s uniqueness. He would be unique if I had given birth at home, at a hospital or in a field. These ‘Matthew specific attributes’ occurred when he was 7-8 weeks in my womb. Thankfully, they were revealed to us as we needed to know, when we could do something about them, and not a moment sooner. Matthew was created by us and God, perfect for us.