Snoozing soundly during her first ever ride in a car seatSkyler is in her travel outfit and ready for ArkansasSkyler being demure during a wardrobe changeSkyler seems relaxed, even happy during her car seat testSkyler's first time in a car seat during a car seat test

Today was a great day because Skyler is finally home.  We weren’t expecting this to happen yet since the plan has always been to transfer her to the hospital closer to us and then bring her home a few days later.  But she’s been stable for quite some time, has done a great job with the feeding increases (up to 19ml/hr now), there have been no problems with her G-tube and overall she’s as ready as she’ll ever be.

At first we were both a little worried that the process was being rushed since we just found out yesterday that she might come home.  But after some training on how to use her feeding pump & apnea monitor, plus the CPR course we took a week ago, we realized we’re just as ready as Skyler.  Now we’re just thrilled to have her home, sleeping in her crib.


So far it’s been a very smooth transition from the hospital she was staying at in Oklahoma to her home in Arkansas.  It’s about a 2 & 1/2 hour trip and she had no problems whatsoever during the drive.  She slept for about half the trip and curiously looked out the window for the other half (and there is a nice slideshow of pictures above that shows some of the trip).  She’s been home in her crib for the past 6 hours and has done an amazing job with all the activity…now she’s exhausted and sleeping very well.


It only took 51 days (split between 2 different hospitals) since her birth to get her home, but now that she’s finally here it was definitely worth the wait.


We’d like to say a very sincere Thank You to both hospitals that Skyler has called her home for the past 7+ weeks.  Thank you for taking care of our daughter and being so kind, caring, generous & helpful when we needed it the most.  We’d also like to thank the very kind Pharmacist from Jepson Pharmacy that filled her prescription today when we had no other alternative.


Now we’ll just look forward to our lives together as a family and hope for the best.



5 Responses to "Skyler comes home!"

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  1. Teri Liston

    April 1, 2012 at 10:34 am

    I’m so happy Skyler is home! The pictures you’ve posted share her sweetness and beauty. Now you can begin introducing her to her family life. :-)

    I’ll look forward to the next time I can visit with Grandpa Joe. Thinking of you always; wishing you the best.


  2. Ciara

    April 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    i love your hats skyler!!! you are such a pretty baby!!! hugs from ciara…

  3. Eric Sinks

    April 2, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Great pictures! Skyler is so beautiful. Wishing you the best from the Boyer side with lots of love and prayers. Love you guys……..

  4. Janice Fabre

    April 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Hello Skyler,

    I have seen your photos and videos, and all the stuff that your mom and dad made for you. You are a very strong baby, you serve as an inspiration to all of us here. You manage to smile despite everything. Your Lola Yolanda is always thinking about you, and all of us here. Our prayers is always with you. I hope to see more of your developments, and be strong always especially for your mom.

    Tita Janice

  5. mike.jen.aaron.layla

    April 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    welcome home sweet baby skyler!!
    sending you lots of hugs and kisses from new jersey!!

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