Where the heart is.

36 days. 60 hours, driving 2800 miles (equivalent to driving from Charlotte to Los Angeles to Phoenix).

120 gallons of fuel.

ATLEAST 40 drive through fast food ( and a trillion calories).

Countless babysitting hours ( Thank you mama and Bekah!).

Thank you everyone for your prayers and sweet encouraging notes.

At last...Obed came home last Thursday. I KNOW its been a week since, but I've been busy staring at him! Here are a few photos from our last day at the NICU. I am so sorry I waited so long to update. I haven't even taken a pic of him since we've been home. I will get on it!

His train is all green and ready to go home :) He weighed 5lb 8.5 oz.

obed home (1 of 18)

obed home (1 of 18)

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obed home (2 of 18)

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obed home (3 of 18)

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obed home (4 of 18)

Ready to go!! We ran out of there before they could change their mind ;)An empty bassinet. I was so happy to take him out one last time, and not have to put him back.

We spent many hours rocking and cuddling Obed in this chair.

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obed home (5 of 18)

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obed home (6 of 18)

Waiting for daddy to bring the van around.

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obed home (8 of 18)

obed home (9 of 18)

obed home (9 of 18)

First minutes in the REAL world! no fake air conditioning!!First car ride home. Thats the apnea monitor on the left.

Uriah's first moments with Obed.

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obed home (10 of 18)

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obed home (12 of 18)

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obed home (13 of 18)

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obed home (14 of 18)

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obed home (16 of 18)

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obed home (17 of 18)

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obed home (18 of 18)

Every morning the kids would run into our room and ask to kiss Obed. Obed came home with an Apnea monitor that we have to keep on him for the next month. It just tells us when his heart rate is too low or high or if he's stopped breathing more than 20 seconds.