Today marks two months since the day our plane landed in San Francisco, and we were home with Elvie at last. I have so many clear memories of that trip home, but the one that stands out most is walking through the airport in Dubai, with Elvie in my left arm, never having to stop and readjust, even as we walked to several different places to get her transit visa and board the hotel shuttle bus. She was just so light; I remember thinking that it was impossible that she was so tiny that I could walk so far without stopping to shift her weight once. At the time, she weighed just over six pounds. I still can’t wrap my head around that number.
She has grown and healed so much in the relatively short time that we have been home. Today we went to our last follow-up appointment at the hospital; she no longer needs to be monitored for the issues that landed her there soon after we arrived home. She has nearly doubled her weight. It’s amazing, really. To celebrate, I’ve collected a photos from each week since we got home, bookended by a photo taken right after we got off the plane, and one taken today. Be amazed with me. This baby is a little miracle.