Saturday, February 28, 2009

SHE'S HOME!

We had a great night in the NICU last night. Anna Claire did wonderfully (and so did we I might add!) Mike and I were both nervous wondering what it would be like having her all to ourselves for the first time, but she settled into her schedule and we all made it through the night. We can't thank the doctors and nurses enough at Baptist Hospital; they have all been so encouraging and wonderful during the last 17 days.

We are home now and Anna Claire has a tummy full and is sleeping. We took this picture before leaving the hospital. The gown she is wearing is the same one I wore when I came home from the hospital (my sister and niece wore it as well). It was cold outside so we weren't able to get any pictures of us "coming home."


Last night, Mike read to her out of his newest Backpacker magazine. She knows all about how to find a pair of perfect fitting hiking boots now.


As I sit typing this, Anna Claire is stirring a bit...it's so fun to have these new noises in our house! We are thankful to the Lord for our daughter and that she is finally home!

PS. Pictures of the nursery to come! I know you have been waiting!

18 comments:

Christy said...

I LOVE seeing these pictures... my heart is overcome with joy for you and Mike and Anna Claire! We love you all so much and I can't wait to spend the week with you.

Sandy Toes said...

Oh..my what a special time for you both...our first baby bringing them home was so special and it went so fast..it's slow when you are in it but then you blink and it's gone..savor it!
So happy for you all!
~sandy toe

coco said...

Welcome home! I have to ditto what Sandy toes said...it seems like yesterday that I brought my first baby home, how fast 21 years have gone by! Enjoy these moments, everything else can wait!

Carolina Mama said...

This is so beautiful! Tears of joy from us for sure. I love you having your Anna Claire's sounds in your home too! :) Enjoy and we'll keep praying. You're smart to be cautious - we were and it is worth it. :) Hugs!

Shannon said...

These pictures are so great! I'm so happy last night was so good and that now you are home! I can't wait to see the nursery pics and to see sweet Anna Claire in her crib. :)

Elisabeth- Truly Blessed said...

Congratulations- you are truly blessed!
In Him,
E

coachmichele said...

Backpacker magazine. LOL.
One L

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

Can't wait to see you. Can't wait to bring you a long-overdue dinner. We are in Ohio now, but head home on Sunday. I'll call you next week. xoxxo

Katie said...

She's precious!! And I'm sure she is even moreso in person! God bless this sweet little girl!

I love that her daddy is reading to her from a backpacking magazine...too cute!

Take care of yourself, and savor every single moment! Lots of love and prayers to y'all!

Wilson Ramblings said...

I'm so happy that you guys are home. Just started following your blog recently! Now the fun really begins! Enjoy every moment and take tons of pictures... especially pictures that capture the teeny tiny details of Anna Claire. :) I wish you guys the best!

Beck said...

YAY! A new baby in your life is like the world beginning all over again fresh and new! I can't wait to see all the wonderful pictures of Anna Claire settling into her home!

Smelling Coffee said...

Very, very exciting! I'll be praying for all of you tonight. :-)

Sassy said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you guys! It is so exciting to bring a new baby home. I remember bringing my firstborn home like it was yesterday and I am with everyone else...it goes by sooo fast...too fast. So cherish every minute. I will keep you in my prayers. :)

Every Day Blessings said...

Oh how exciting! She is beautiful. I would love to be a fly on the wall tonight! I think the first night we had our first child home we didn't sleep at all, it was way too exciting and I was way too nervous.
Many, many blessings for precious moments ahead!

Whosyergurl said...

You are beautiful! Both you and Anna Claire! Blessings, Cheryl

Amber said...

I'm so excited for you that your little girl is home! I've been away from blogland for a couple of weeks, but just caught up on your posts of her progress and was so happy to hear that your little princess is doing so well! I hope you are enjoying these first days at home as a family of 3! I read on Christy's blog that she is coming to stay with you for a week! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time visiting and enjoying Anna Claire!

The Busy Blaine's said...

How awesome!!! I'm sooo excited for you.

Anonymous said...

Yay! So glad to hear! The picture of Mike reading to her is precious...Can't wait to hear about her first week at home!

Megan