May 29, 2008


WE'RE HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't say enough about how glad, happy, amazed, happy, glad and amazed we are to be back home!!!!

There is lots to tell and so much to say - but for now, I'll let the pictures suffice...and a little poem I have, tell the tale...

More to come soon friends - thank you for your prayers, comments, well wishes and sweet words. We are blessed to be back in our safe place and enjoying our sweet boy from the comfort of our home, family and friends!


Our Guest House and our travel family Bill, Terri and D

ALMOST HOME! In D.C. with one more leg of the journey left...

Finally!!! Some toys that STIMULATE our son! He is having a blast!!

Looking at himself in the mirror...he was coo'ing and humming....

And it's off to sleep little one...he LOVES his crib. He slept almost through the night but needed a diaper change around 4am - back down at 5am and slept until 7. What a good boy!

**Even in my very limited experience as a mother, I can still say that this poem is all so true...

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put him down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom.


Stephanie said...

Welcome home Mom! You made it!!! I am so full of joy for you and A. I can't wait to feel the feelings you describe.... Until then, I watch and enjoy the love you have for your sweet son!!

Norma said...

mission accomplished.....well done you two.
enjoy mommyhood.....he is beautiful!!!!

Eloise said...

Welcome home!! The pictures are beautiful. I'm so happy for your family. Enjoy!

Linda said...

Welcome to Your New Home Quint...So happy to see your sweet face home w/Mom and Dad. So happy to see their beaming faces also. Looking forward to future pictures...Linda

Lili said...

Welcome Home! happy Motherhood!

Your Son is so cute (which is what I am going to be writing in every comment from now on)

Kayce said...

Welcome home!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Texas, little man! I'm so happy for your family. Enjoy all the firsts of being a mom.

Kim said...

I am sooo glad you are home... Quint is soooo adorable...
Thanks for the update...
Can't wait for updates..

Dan, Misty & Ashar said...

YEAH!! So glad you're home with Quint. What a beautiful boy. It just melts me to see pictures of you all together! Get some rest!!!

Dena said...

He is all that and a bag of chips - so cute!!!
So what has been your biggest surprise about motherhood so far - good and/or not so good?!!!

Welcome home!!!

Anonymous said...

He is soooo cute!

Elise said...

Welcome home....he is just the cutest thing ever!!!! You must be having a ball with him!

Anonymous said...

I can't get enough pictures of my nephew!! He's adorable!

Briana's Mom said...

Welcome home! Love all the pics! I wish I could reach through the computer screen and just give him the biggest squeeze! So cute!!!