Friday, April 24, 2009

Nora's Homecoming

From Daddy:

Not too long ago, in what seems like another lifetime, I was the father of a new
born (Caitlin). She came home a few days after the birth. We were scrambling new parents. I fell in love with her instantly.

Today, Eleanor "Nora" Elizabeth O'Neill came home for the first time. She is nine weeks old--but it feels like this should be the first day of her life.  We are still scrambling parents, but for 
different reasons. There is something totally different and more personal about having your child in your own home that allows you the chance to form bonds with them (especially for fathers I think.) I can finally stop looking forward to that and enjoy the moment. (Here she is waving goodbye to her monitors and the NICU.)

In the back of my mind is the fact that we are only half way there, but its something significant to enjoy, to praise God for, and to thank everyone that has been praying for these guys.

Here is Caitlin seeing Nora for the first time at home. She was extremely excited and got to hold Nora for the first time, something she has been looking forward to for a long time. 


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  2. I am so happy that Nora is home. I love last pic of Caitlyn and her on the floor. Before you know it, Ryan will be home too.

  3. Awesome news! So glad Nora is home. XOXO

  4. Sharing your joy! Much love to your dear family. So happy little Nora is home!. Looking forward to little Ryan's homecoming! We keep you, all, in our prayers. Catlin's joy is beautiful to see! Thanks for sharing.

    Love&Hugs Grandma Joanie & Grandpa Buddy

  5. Thank you Lord for your love and healing for Nora. We pray for continued love and healing for Ryan and Nora!!

    Love to All,
    Nana and Grandpa Wayne

  6. Praising God with you!!! luv, carrie

  7. Thank you God!

    What a wonderful surprise to find this great news!

    Now, as Max and Ian just said "We're going to pray Ryan home!"

    Continued prayers for your wonderful family.

    Love, The McHughs

  8. One more thing....

    Jess, you look beautiful!


  9. oh so happy for you all! all three of your girls are so beautiful. praying that Ryan comes home soon!!!