bringing baby home

If you’re just joining me for the first time, you’ll notice these posts are a little out of order. Miss Olivia Sky is currently 9 months old, but I’m going backwards to record all of the wonderful moments and milestones so far. You can read more about why it’s taken me so long to get back to blogging here.

letting go

Today I’m sharing images from when Olivia first came home. My two older girls were not able to visit her in the hospital because she was born during a particularly bad flu season. Visitors were banned for a few months. It absolutely broke my heart to not have them there. In hindsight, it wasn’t that terrible because I was really only there a day and a half since Liv was born so late at night.

I did have to let go of the dream I had of them walking in to the hospital room to see their baby sister. I imagined a picture of them leaning over the bassinet staring at her. Another one of the the four of us snuggled up on my hospital bed too. It was hard to let go of those moments I had pictured for so long, but I didn’t have time to wallow. I had to get ready for them to meet her at home.

how I prepared

First, I made sure my camera was ready to go. I asked my husband if I could go in and see them all first. My mom was at my house waiting with the girls and I was worried about how the dog would react too. I wasn’t prepared to see Jaime and Julianna waiting at the window for us to pull in to the driveway. When I saw that I started crying. It was so cute! I wish I had taken a picture of them waiting at the window, but it’s something I’ll always remember.

After a few minutes he came in with the car seat and I snapped some pictures while they checked her out. It was such a sweet time. They were so in love … and still are!


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