Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Brooklyn homecoming day!

Today is a special day because exactly one year ago we brought our beautiful baby Brooklyn home. The first to do pretty much everything, she was the first to finally bust out of the NICU after eight and half weeks. Brian and I were so excited to have one of our babies in our possession. We finally felt like parents! When your babies are in the NICU, you don't really feel like parents. You know they are your babies and you love them with all your heart but they don't truly feel like yours. There is someone else holding them, and changing them, and bathing them when you aren't there. So it was so wonderful to have Brooklyn with us every moment of every day. I think she really enjoyed being an only child but little did she know what was coming! We enjoyed having Brooklyn with us while at the same time still visiting Addyson and Caitlyn in the NICU, waiting for them to tell us when they would get to come home. It was nice to slowly get broken in to parenthood and get into a routine before we had all three. Here are a few things that have changed in a year:

Brooklyn's discharge weight: 5 lbs, 5 oz.
Brooklyn's weight today: around 22 lbs.

Brooklyn's discharge height: 18.5 inches
Brooklyn's height today: 30.5 inches

Brooklyn then:

Dressed so cute ready to go home

We only had to go across the street to the apartment where we were staying but I was so nervous the whole time. I kept checking to make sure she was breathing. She was fine!

This is the life!

What sisters?

Brooklyn today:

Always happy!

Doesn't quite fit the same

I pulled out all the girls' coming home outfits. I was going to just lay it on top of her and take her picture but she would not stay still. So we tried it on instead. I really didn't think it would go on. Brian said it was cruel and unusual punishment but I think she kind of liked it! She started running all over the house. We love you Brooklyn and we are so blessed to have you in our family!

1 comment:

Kim and Scott said...

That is hilarious! I love that you had her try on her homecoming outfit. We are so lucky to have Brooklyn and her wonderful sisters as a part of our family. We love you!