I went home five days after Brennan was born. Went home without my baby. Although I was looking forward to being back home with my husband and three older kids, I was so sad to be going home without my baby. Eric was still home on paternity leave at this time, so I was able to spend most of the next couple of days at the hospital with Brennan. My Mom would pick me up early in the morning and we would make the drive in to Boston to see my sweet Brennan. We would spend most of the day with him - then return home at night, at which time Eric would head in to see our little man. At this point, the diagnosis really didn't even matter - I just wanted him to be healthy and be able to come home with us. Two days after I was released from the hospital, Brennan was able to come home. Eric, Jenna and Tanner came to the hospital to join me in bringing Brennan home. It was a wonderful day. When we arrived home, my Mom and Parker were waiting for us and the sign that my sister had helped the kids make still hung from the mantle saying "welcome home mommy and brennan." The kids were thrilled to have their baby brother home and hugged, kissed and held him as much as they could. Smiles and happiness filled our home.