Day 18 of Whitlee’s stay in the NICU fell on 12-13-14. We basically knew early on there was a slim chance on me making it to my due date, so 12-13-14 was the day I was actually hoping to have her, as I would have been a day short of 37 weeks. Turns out 12-13-14 ended up being a significant day anyway. At 2pm, it marked 24 hours that our sweet girl had eaten everything by mouth! Her doctor won’t be back until Monday and the replacement doctor will not be discharging her, but she has finally met the last milestone! Now she just needs to keep up the eating so they don’t have any reason to put her tube back in, keep her weight up with all this extra work she’s doing (she’s 4lbs 11oz now!), and pass her car seat test. We are so excited and so proud! I hope we are home together as a family very soon!