Gavin got to come home on Monday, February 4th and we could not be happier. Our prayers were answered and our family of four is finally under one roof. Gavin has been doing so well- he is gaining weight and when we took him to the pediatrician he said, "You'd never know anything was wrong with him if you didn't see his scars".
Emily has been doing a great job with this huge change in her life. We have been trying really hard to give her lots of attention and having Steve home with us this week has been good for her to make the transition. There have been a couple of tantrums and trying to climb on my lap and on top of Gavin while I'm feeding him but for the most part, she has been gentle with him. We talked a lot about him before he was born and we have read 'I'm a Big Sister' a million times, she loves it. We let her help get diapers, pacifiers, burp cloths and she thinks helping is so much fun. If you ask me how she's doing next week, I might have a different answer...
Because, next week Steve goes back to work and I.am.nervous. Thankfully, I won't be completely on my own, I will have help from Grandma or Grandpa at lunch time and a couple of mornings a week. This is going to be a HUGE help and we really can't thank them enough for taking time our of their busy schedules to lend a hand.
I have so many of you to thank for care packages, gifts, & cards- it will need to be it's own post. I will just say- we have been blown away by the showing of support from so many people. We are so blessed to have so many great friends & family, thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.