Thursday, February 7, 2013

Home Sweet Home



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.

24 comments:

  1. Happy to hear things are still going well for you. Your pictures are beautiful!

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  2. Great news, welcome home sweet baby boy! Sounds like big sister is adjusting well and y'all look great! Yay!

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  3. Oh wow! So happy to see this post! And the pictures are just perfect. xo

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  4. Yay!!
    Welcome home baby Gavin!!!
    So fantastic!
    I know we will all be thinking of you in the next few weeks!

    BIG HUGS!

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  5. I'm so glad to hear that everything is going so well! Also, it's nice to hear that Emily has adjusted to her new role as big sister

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  6. SO very glad to hear that Gavin his home!!! These pictures are just awesome - so sweet! Love that Emily is being so gentle - hope that continues for you!

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  7. These are beautiful!!!!! Congrats on your wonderful family! And I hope Emily continues to be a wonderful helper!

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  8. So glad you four are home under the same roof!! These pictures are absolutely beautiful and show so much love. You will do great next week, just remember to ask for help if you need it.

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  9. Oh, love this post sooo much. What a great looking family you have and it is a great blessing to have you all under one roof. Still sending my prayers, Emily is going to be a great big sister and Gavin a great lil brother!

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  10. Yay for home! So glad to hear it and so glad to hear Gavin is doing so well, what an answer to prayers! The pictures are all amazing, you all look so in love!

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  11. Gorgeous photos - I especially love the first one.

    I'm so happy to see Gavin kicking butt and taking names, and of course HB will be one helluva big sister! :)

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  12. Hooray! Welcome home!
    We teach our son to never be ashamed of his scars. They only mean that he was stronger than whatever tried to hurt him. :-)

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  13. LOVE the pictures! So happy Gavin is home!

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  14. I am so very happy to know that Gavin is now home safe and sound with the rest of the family. It must feel so much better now to have your two babies in one place. I love all of these photos. They are just so beautiful and capture your family so well. I am glad to hear Emily is being gentle and doing well for the most part. She is a great big sister! :)

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  15. what wonderful news :) I know you will treasure each moment of this new adventure!!

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  16. Beautiful pictures!! I'm so glad everyone is doing well and adjusting to new life.

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  17. I'm SO glad to hear that Gavin is home and doing amazingly well! These are really beautiful pictures. I'm glad to hear that Emily is doing well. I can't imagine having a newborn with Mira--you amaze me!

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  18. Think I missed this post in the craze of last week, but I'm SO glad he's home with you guys. Can't WAIT to see more pictures and hear more updates on how he's doing! You will LOVE being a mommy of a boy. They are my fav. :) Anyway, hope you had a great bday Bridget and have a great weekend!

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  19. Beautiful pictures! So glad to hear Gavin is finally home and everyone is doing well! He is a blessing, that's for sure :)

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  20. I'm a little late, but still so happy he's home and everyone is adjusting. You are probably the bravest/craziest woman I know with two little ones so close in age. So much fun, though. And while you're very kind to thank the grandparents you know they LOVE having you guys so close and helping out.

    Good luck with the transition from 1 to 2!

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  21. So, SO beautiful Bridget! I'm just so happy for you guys!

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  22. Oh my I've just caught up. Bridget, he is perfect! God Bless you all. what a beautiful family!!!

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  23. I'm so glad Gavin is doing so well! Congratulations! And the pictures are just beautiful.

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