Today was always going to be a big day. Having all six of the Humphreys family in the hospital is never a small task. The boys were very excited to visit the starlight room, play in the toy room, and give out cupcakes for the girls birthday.
Needless to say, Hannah and Ellie received a huge amount of attention for their birthday. Some highlights included:
- A present and personal serenading from three starlight captains
- A fully catered party with a dozen nurses (organised by the nurses)
- Visits from many of the doctors, nurses, midwifes and other professionals who have worked with the girls over the last 12 months.
That was a big enough day in itself, but something else also happened today……….
Nate was most excited when we told him Ellie was coming home today, mostly because he had predicted that her birthday would be a good time to come home (I think we have a little prophet on our hands).
We are too utterly exhausted to fill in the details, but we are elated to finally have our girl home. All six Humphreys will be sleeping at Waterfall for the first time ever. The girl that wasn’t meant to make it out of the womb has left the hospital to start her life at home with her family.
Welcome home Ellie, we love you and are already better people for having you in our lives.
Love Mum and Dad
p.s. It is going to take us a while to settle in at home, and we know how popular Ellie is, but we ask that her fans give her a little time before any unexpected visits. We are requesting no visitors to start with, so Ellie can have time to assimilate and get use to the big world outside of hospital.
When she is up to visits, it would be really helpful to message Deb before you come. We are really looking forward to celebrating the year ahead, with all the people who have stuck so closely by us over the last 12 months.