Monday, October 18, 2010

Bringing Home Baby

I've never been more ready in my life to go home. Home, Sweet, Home. I'll save my hospital experience for another post. But it involves jack hammers, saws, horrid nurses and carpet cleaning at 2 in the morning. None of which should be in a birth story. I was wheeled out of the recovery ward, down the elevator, through the long hospital floor, all the while Alexie screaming at the top of her lungs in my lap. The girl has a nice set of lungs. I believe she shared my sentiment with that hospital as she hasn't cried like that since we've been home.

We arrived Wednesday morning to three very excited kids! They insisted on wearing their big sister and big brother shirts that they wore to the hospital again. I told Chris with the birth of Taylor that for whatever reason coming home celebrations were important to me. I can say this one was the best. The kids had decorated our driveway and pathway to our door with chalk drawings.

This one was a double blessing as Taylor and I have been working hard on her cursive.

Coming home with Alexie was much different then the others because the kids are older. A far cry from when I brought Rylee home to a 15 month old & 4 year old. It was madness back then. Fun. But this was so much different. It has been so peaceful here at home. Each kid has surprised me with their gentleness, tenderness, their lack of fighting over who gets to hold her. And again their patience while they hold her. They have all surprised me with their longevity in holding her. I think Taylor has the record of 45 minutes.

We have so enjoyed this little girl. She is the sweetest thing. Since being home, she has hardly let out a cry. Of course she has a mom and three little people tending to her every possible need all day but she really has a sweet, peaceful demeanor. I can't believe it's already been a week since she's been in this world and on the other hand it feels like she's always been here. I am so unbelievably blessed!


Amy said...

She is beautiful and you look great! :)

Rebekah said...

Tara, I am praising and thanking God that everything (except your hospital stay!) has gone so smoothly. It's always an adjustment of course, but it seems like Alexie has just eased into the family and everyone is doing so well! I think you know our experience this last time was the complete opposite, and I am SO glad you aren't going through that!! Lexie is just beautiful ... lots of dark hair! We love you guys!

Carrie said...

Oh my gosh, that is the sweetest! Congratulations, she is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Aw, so glad you've had a peaceful time home! Our little girl is peaceful too, it's such a blessing, huh? Congratulations, again!

J Winters said...

Alexie is beautiful! Congratulations to you and the family.
Love ya, auntie Jan

lory said...

Tara, I love your sweet family! I miss you guys! Can't wait to see you! We'll start planning the future wedding...hee=) Love ya! Give little Lexie and all your kids a squeeze for me!

Emily said...

Tara you and the family look great! So beautiful as always! :) I love the way your kids are all loving on their new little sister, so much fun! What a gift that you have your photog gift all ready to capture the process, they'll treasure all these photos.