I can't begin to describe how WONDERFUL it feels to be home today! It was the longest morning in history waiting for the doctors to come and give us the okay to leave. So...we killed time by taking a few going home pics...
I thought about Addie our entire drive home. I wondered if she would cry when she saw us, if I would cry when I saw her, if she would understand who Blake was, etc. And in all the scenarios in my head, I never imagined I would witness love at first sight...
Addie could not wait to touch her baby brother. She ran right to us on the couch and wrapped her little arms around him...
We all kept trying to call her name so that she would look at the camera but she couldn't take her eyes of Blake. She was totally and completely in love him.
At one point she even looked up at me like "is this my baby"?
She tried taking Blake off my lap (probably so she could go put him in her baby bed) but when I told her that he had to stay with mama, she just held his hand a little longer.
That of course only satisfied her a minute so we decided to let her hold Blake by herself.
She was so gentle and delicate with him and when we asked her to give him a kiss, she slowly rolled him to her and kissed him on the cheek. That is where the tears started flowing for me :)
Here she is watching to make sure no one took him from her just yet. We have the CUTEST video of this moment that I promise to post at some point. She was telling him about Howie and pointing to him on the floor. It was just precious.
So that is how our family of 3 became a family of 4 today. Addie is in love with her brother and I have a feeling that she is going to be the best big sister in the world. My heart is just bursting. This will certainly be the happiest New Year of our lives :-)
Happy New Years to all!!!