Friday, September 11, 2009

Jubilation (The Last Day)

Once again, I find myself at a loss for words, but today's tears will be of a different type. Late this afternoon, after a mere 108 days, Bryce Thomas Sonnek will be coming home. Our sincerest thanks to all the doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers, chaplains, family and friends who have made today possible. They say that it takes a village to raise a child; in this case, they could not have been more right.

Today marks the beginning of an entirely new journey for Bryce. As far as infant/child development goes, we know that he will likely follow a road less traveled. Christie and I both found a great deal of hope and inspiration in the blogs of other micro-preemie parents, and I will continue to post periodic updates, particularly with regard to the unique joys and trials of raising a 24-weeker. I hope future preemie parents find solace in Bryce and Chloe's story.

We did it! More later. :)

UPDATE: The photo gallery (Logan gave him the truck)

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  1. This is a day to CELEBRATE!!! Thank you for sharing your journey with us...your strength, sensitivity and gift of expression is admired by all of us. We will continue to look forward to your posts to update us on your family :)

  2. Yay!!! Bryce is definitely where he belongs and you guys look so happy -- deservedly so!! Thanks for sharing your last 120+ days...and counting!!

  3. Congrats! You gave me goosebumps! Enjoy the moments!!! Go Bryce!

  4. This is how it should be!
    This is how it was meant to be!!
    This is how it is!! Wow!
    Thank you God, thank you Chloe Kathleen, thank you all you angels and saints and a special eternal thanks to the patience, care and love given by Jason & Christie and family.
    Love, Grandma & Grandpa