Sunday, March 9, 2008

Home at Last...

We brought little Jim home Saturday afternoon. There were snowflakes swirling in the air and our yard was in full early-spring bloom, with hyacinths and daffodils everywhere. My own Daddy was standing in the driveway, video camera in hand, to capture little Jim's coming home. It was a very touching sight.

We came in and immediately began filling up the house with baby paraphernalia. Who knew you needed so much stuff to take care of one little butt?!?!

Dad (aka Bo) put together Jim's swing and Grandaddy carried in all of the things from the hospital. See, I did need a Sherpa, and I got one! I couldn't believe how much stuff we left with - just crazy I tell you! And, we've needed every bit of it since we've left, too.

While we were in the hospital, my Mom had washed most of the baby clothes and blankets we'd received as gifts. So, part of the evening was spent trying to find all the needed things, then put these things into the drawers, closets and cupboards closest to where they'd be needed.

We spent the rest of the evening running around taking care of baby. For some reason it took 4 grown adults to keep one 4-day old baby comfortable. :) I say "running", but after this C-section I can pretty much guarantee that I'll not be running anytime soon, although I can move reasonably fast.

I will recount his delivery and stay in the hospital when I have a free moment, which seems to be few and far between these days!

First pictures of baby Jim below:



Hello Jim, welcome to the world!



Mommy and Baby meet for the first time.



Oh how much I love you...



The new man in my life
















13 comments:

Carey said...

What a sweet boy!! Congrats again!!!

Stacie said...

Too sweet for words. I am so very happy for you. Comgratulations!

Thalia's Child said...

He is gorgeous - brought tears to my eyes gorgeous.

Tam said...

He is just beautiful sweetie and you look so happy, well done!!

Shelby said...

What a cutie!!! Congrats again!!

orodemniades said...

Oh, he's adorable!! I love his little frown in that last photo - hee!

:D

And dude, totally don't take the stairs for at least a week if you can help it. I'm down to using them once a day, and that's only because I'll go starkers if I have to stay upstairs all the time...

Mands said...

What a wonderful family! You look like you're in heaven with that little angel next to you.
Well done!

Furrow said...

congratulations! He's beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

MrsSpock said...

What a little cutie pie!

ms. c said...

Dawn, he is just beautiful. Many congratulations, again!

Can't wait to hear the whole story.

Kate said...

He's perfect! I am so happy for you. :)

Gemini Girl said...

I am soooooooooooo happy for you! he is beautiful!

Michelle said...

He is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations, and rest up! :)