Yesterday Lauren finally took note of her goals on the board in her hospital room.

On Saturday Lauren gained 2 more ounces so the doctors were happy with her progress (and of course she charmed them with some smiles again) and I was comfortable enough with her gain that we could brave going home.

Lauren's Aunty Desiree made a special onesie for Lauren's homecoming.  

It was good that Lauren spent the day off of the monitor on Saturday. It allowed us to ease into Lauren being an untethered baby again.

Lauren napped all the way home and then settled into a serious play session when she got home.

We are so blessed that Lauren has beaten all the odds. Our beautiful baby girl is back where she belongs. God is good.

Every week we will still be headed back to Children's Hospital for appointments with the surgeon and cardiologist. Lauren still needs a lot of prayer even though she is home. Please continue to pray with us that the swelling in her heart goes down (it is still blocking much of the air access to her left lung), that her heart learns to work around the scar tissue that has formed, and in the end that her heart works just like any other child's does so that she has no limitations on what she is able to do. We know God has big things planned for her!

"For I know the plans I have for you,"
declares the Lord,
"plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future."
 - Jeremiah 29:11


  1. Yay for being home! God is so good, and has amazing plans for Lauren. We will continue to pray for her constantly.

  2. That is an awesome onesie! Good job Desiree! So happy to see her at home where she belongs. :)


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