Monday, December 31, 2007

Pics of Nate.....

......Can be found on my other blog.....

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Nate Is Home!!!

Yes, it's true! We got home last night around 6:00. HOOORRRAAYYY!!

So, I must admit that I am tired. I think I had forgotten the sleep deprivation part of having a new baby. :) Actually, Brent stayed up with him most of the night last night because I was up on Friday when I stayed with him at the hospital. Nate is a pretty easy going boy, loves to eat, LOVES to be held, and is generally pretty happy. Ty and Emma are so funny with him. Ty isn't too sure what to think and has tried to poke his eyes out a couple of times! Emmalee is in love. She holds him and kisses him and rubs his head and calls him Ate. She keeps telling me "thank you for bringing him home, Momma." Last night before going to bed she said, "don't take him back, Momma!" She was very happy to see him again this morning when she got up. She was afraid to take a nap this afternoon though, and wanted me to put him in bed with her. I know after a couple of days she'll realize he isn't going anywhere. Cutie bug. The cat is very, very curious....too much so almost. She kept jumping in his bed last night and I finally had to put her downstairs. Hopefully she'll settle in as well. All in all, things are going well. Just trying to get used to the feedings and such again. Not that I'm complaining! We are so happy to be home and life is good. Nate is a miracle!!

I'll post pics soon....Nate is calling.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

More Pics

I have to be the time we got home last night, I was so exhausted that I didn't really have the energy to do too much so I only posted three pics. But, I have more so I wanted to post them today. Enjoy!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Beautiful Boy!!

Well, today was the day we have been waiting for. We got to meet our beautiful baby boy today. Nathaniel is just a love! He has come a long way from the tiny little preemie he was. He is now over six pounds and has some very chubby cheeks!! Holding him was heaven and having to leave him was, well, you know.

We signed all the paperwork and Nathaniel is officially our child. What a Christmas gift! He has one additional surgery next week and then hopefully he will be able to come home shortly afterward. He is a strong little one and he has done so well! The next week or so will be busy with going back and forth to the hospital and such. But, it is all worth it! We can hardly wait for the day that we get to bring him home!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sometimes Things Don't Go As Planned

Most of you already know that our plans to sign papers and meet Nate on Tuesday did not work out. There was a minor glitch to our paperwork and we had to get things in order before we could sign. Fast forward to now. We are headed to STAR tomorrow, or rather, later this morning.
I keep worrying that I will jinx myself or something. But I can't sleep. It's two in the morning and I can't sleep. I keep thinking of the moment that we'll get to see Nate for the first time. You know, it's a funny thing. When I went to bed Monday night and again when I woke up on Tuesday, I had a strange feeling that something wasn't going to go as planned. On the way to Buffalo Brent asked me if I was excited and I really wasn't. I was nervous. I thought that was a strange emotion for going to sign adoption papers and meeting Nate for the first time. But all the way there that's all I could feel.
Tonight it is different. For one thing, I have been running around like a chicken. I think I am nesting. I keep cleaning things and putting stuff away. I am actually cracking myself up. I just want to be ready in case, by some miracle, Nate is ready to be released tomorrow, (or really, later this morning.) I am not at all nervous now. Now I am just excited. I have that same anxious excitement that I can remember feeling as a little child on Christmas Eve. It is a good feeling. Much better than the nervousness of Tuesday. I have butterflies.
I tried to spend time with the kids today as much as possible. This is the last day that we are a family of four. Soon Brent and I will be outnumbered by little people. Tyler and Emmalee have no idea how their lives are about to change. I am really excited to see their reactions to Nate, especially Emma. She keeps talking about how she will kiss the new baby on his head and hold him really nicely. She is going to be a great big sister.
And, of course, I just hope and pray that I am not wrong. I really believe that in a few short hours, I will be holding my son for the first time. I thought this day would never come. I was beginning to wonder if it was all a dream. But it isn't. This is really going to happen. Miracles do happen and dreams really do come true. I can hardly wait!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Life Is Good!

As most of you probably already know, we have decided to change the baby's name. After careful consideration.....our little man will be Nathaniel Roger. We are so excited!!! Nathaniel means Gift from God and Roger is the name of a very dear friend of ours.

We also have amazing news! We are going to Adoption STAR tomorrow to sign the paperwork and then we get to go to the hospital to meet our son!! I really, really can't believe it. I don't think it has hit me yet. I can hardly wait. We'll keep you all posted!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

And The Winners Are.....

Hooray!! Today's the big day for the raffle drawings! Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets.

I used to help me make the drawings, well, random. :) There were 20 tickets total sold for the Spa's the results.

List Randomizer
There were 20 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
0019 -- Winner!!
Timestamp: 2007-12-15 21:43:26 UTC

And for the stamp sets there were 12 tickets sold.....

There were 12 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
0005 -- Winner!!
Timestamp: 2007-12-15 22:09:46 UTC

Hooray! I will notify the winners. Thank you all again!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Raffle Update

It has been brought to my attention that I failed to give an update on our raffle drawings. I am so sorry! I have not yet drawn winners so if you have bought tickets, never fear. :)

I will be drawing on December 15. If you would still like to buy tickets, there's still time. The prizes would make great holiday gifts.

Remember, the raffles are for two sets of stamps and a $100 Spa Finder gift certificate.