Christmas Time

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

she's home...

that's right. we brought ramey home today!! yesterday while i was at the hospital the nurse practitioner mentioned that she thought wednesday would be the day. she told me to call before i came up this morning and see what the plan was. at 8 am we called and they were already filling out her discharge papers! by 10am we were driving away with our newest addition in the backseat. the other three kids were at play dates so i had the awesome job of sitting with my feet up and holding ramey all i wanted without any chaos. we even watched family feud. can i just tell you all that i cannot remember the last time i sat with my feet up and watched a game show. it was like being a first time mom again.

daphne came home first and was a total sweetheart with ramey. she immediately wanted to hold her and kiss her. she sat for a good 30 minutes just holding her new baby sister. i would look over at my girls and daph would be sweetly moving the blanket away from ramey's mouth or touching her hair. it was very precious.when henry arrived he too was ecstatic. he immediately grabbed the pillow and wanted to hold her. i think he actually sat holding her for about an hour. i would look over and he would be kissing the top of her heart. he would tell me, "mom, i just love her. she's so pretty."

anna, well she kept her distance but would point and say, "baby. maya (mine)." she seems to be interested so maybe tomorrow we'll let her try to hold her baby sister.

ramey came home weighing in at 7lbs 13oz- just 4oz over birth weight. i am taking her in to see her pediatrician on friday so we will see how she does with eating between now and then.

i wanted to share a couple of other fun pics from today and one from last week. this first one is from breakfast this morning. note the goggles being worn around her neck. she is a nut!!this next picture is one we took when henry told us that he loves daphne's "earrings, golden hair and her abilities". not sure where the "abilities" came from from but it was pretty cute. he also sat down tonight and started teaching her letter sounds and some math problems. she was so quick to listen to him...she adores her big brother!

7 comments:

Vivi DiLopes Adams said...

Mandy, I am sooooo excited and happy for you! I can't wait to meet Ramey. Let me know when you're ready to receive visitors. Much love, Vivi

Tonya Roberts said...

WOW! Home at last! WHAT a journey this has been for you and your family! I am so glad to know that that sweet girl is spending her very first night beside you there in that beautiful cradle! Not nearly so glad as her mommy though, I'm sure! Best wishes! Call us if you need anything!

One Hale of a Story... said...

We rejoice with your family! What a beautiful picture the six of you are. So excited for you. We'll be praying for Ramey's eating!
Can you believe our babies are already a month old?

Garratts said...

You have some precious kids.

Glad you guys are home.

Aust Family said...

Awesome! Congrats! I know you welcome the chaos...but remember to take time to put your feet up...often! 4 kiddos...WOW!

R said...

I am thrilled for you all. And I wish my daughter had been as sweet about Rosie coming home as yours were with Ramey! Luckily, she's warmed up to her considerably in the last 7 months. :0)

Mandy said...

Yay! I have been praying and am so glad she is home! I loved reading your thoughts on all that has happened too ~ very encouraging to hear what God is doing in your life.