The beginning of the adventure.
There really is nothing like it, the dawning realisation that you are being let loose with a real life human being and no one is going to check up on you. Unless you have a really nosey Health Visitor.
Such an occassion needs a special outfit. It gave me something productive on a frivolous level to think about when sat in Special Care in the time leading up to discharge.
Wriggles did not actually go home in her official New Home outfit. Although by the time we were ready to leave she was a whopping 5lbs 4oz, she was a titch and all the alleged 'tiny baby' and 'up to 5lb' prem baby clothes hung off her. She must have really heavy toes or something. Her new home outfit was going to be a white babygrow covered in red flowers. As it was, we went home in a plain white babygrow that was donated by SCBU and a little yellow knitted cardigan. As it was November and freezing, she had a furry white sleepsuit with ears on the hood, like a tiny polar bear. It meant something as I had bought it; so silly but with all the presents we had very kindly been given, all I had contributed was some nappies, a changemat and some Infacare. So this felt like I was making my mark. Her toy who had lived by the incubator with her, Mouse, also had a new hat for the occasion, off an Innocent smoothie bottle. Mouse stayed with Wriggles in the car seat to make sure she wasn't scared.
Have a look over at Dear Beautiful Boy for more first outfits as part of the new pretty.little.things linky. (I cannot work out how to add a badge yet!)
|Ready for the Off|
|Special Delivery! Mouse looks quite a large toy, she is actually the size of my hand, legs included.|
|Too exciting....bether have a nap!|