October 9, 2010

The last 2 weeks...

This is what has been happening in the life of Lizzie for the past 2 weeks!..

September 23rd we got to bring our little Lizzie home!
We stayed the night at the NICU thurs. night (got no sleep at all) and waited and waited all day Fri. to finally take her home

Our favorite NICU nurse Rochelle. She was so nice and so helpful. I already miss all of the nurses that took care of Lizzie, I wish I could have just taken one of them home with me!

Yay! finally on our way! (don't mind if we look extremely tired) 

Thank Goodness for Granny Tracy and Grandpa Perry!
They came out to Roosevelt the very next day and made us dinner, helped with baby duties, and Grandpa perry set up the swing! We love them dearly!

...And Thank Goodness for Granny Cheryl and Grandpa Mark!
They came out to Roosevelt right after Granny Tracy and Grandpa Perry left. They made us dinner, helped with baby duties, and Grandma Cheryl organized ALL of the baby stuff! We are so grateful for everything the grandparents have done for us. We couldn't have made it through without them.

First bath at home...
After Granny Cheryl & Grandpa Mark left, Cheryl came back to our rescue with our nurse/aunt Hayley! 

Meeting the cousins...
All of Lizzie's cousins were so excited to finally meet her! It was like christmas morning they were that excited!                                                     

Even Grandma & Grandpa Knotts were so excited for Lizzie to come home!..

... Our new bassinet 
Our good friend Mike Johnson surprised us with this beautiful, black walnut, handmade bassinet! We are so incredibly grateful for this amazing labor of love. In the midst of these tests and trials, I've realized that we are so blessed with amazing family & friends who are so excited to serve and learn from our sweet baby girl. This beautiful gift will be an heirloom in our little family forever and will always bring sweet memories of such a trying time. 

... and if your wondering about the darling quilt, it was made by Mike's daughter Ann! I LOVE this quilt and can't wait to show it off!


Hayley said...

Chayla you are an amazing writer you are so good at capturing the moment and putting into words. I can not get enough of this baby her sweet little spirit just draws me in. You are amazing, love you guys. Hope all is going well. Can't wait to see her again!

Adam, Jaci, Grant and Grace said...

what a wonderful post! It was so great to talk to you the other day. Hopefully, I didn't give you too much information and scare you!!! Lizzie is beautiful. You will be amazed at how many lives she will touch. Enjoy every minute with her...even when it is hard. The love she will give in return will be impossible to measure. But I am sure you have already discovered that!

ChaseandKristi said...

I'm so happy for you guys that you finally have your sweet baby girl at home. She is beautiful. Every time I see a picture of her she looks even more beautiful then before. I can't wait to see her in person again and love on her.

Alaina & Kyle said...

Congrats on your beautiful baby girl. You sure have come to the right place to connect with other DS families. That helped us out so much and we have met so many amazing families along the way. Your journey has only begun and let me tell you it is challenging at times but very amazing!!

Jesse, Nicole and Elle said...

I'm so glad you are home and doing well! Lizzie is such a little cutie! I can't wait to see her in person! I'm glad you have such wonderful help and support!