Gerrit and Elise

Gerrit and Elise

Monday, January 9, 2012

The last 5 days.....

I'm sitting here watching Gerrit squirm and wiggle in his little bassinet in the hospital room and I could not be more thankful to have him in the same room with me so that I can see him, pick him up, love on him whenever the feeling moves me. I do so wish we were at home in the same room though. We will be there in 2 more days. I am so thankful for our amazing daughter, who has been better than anyone would ever expect a 3 year old to be. She is sad and misses mommy and tells me that every day, but she and daddy have been doing really well holding everything together while I'm here concentrating on our new addition. Chris has been playing mom, dad, cook, organizer, and whatever else I ask of him. Such an amazing dad and husband he is. I couldn't have hoped for anyone better. Our friends have been so amazing helping us with Avery and bringing food, coffee, etc. I know Avery is having more fun this week playing with all her friends than she would be if we were at home adjusting to our new life. We are so thankful for all the blessings in our life. And with that sappy little post, here are some photos from the last few days....

Proud big sister!
Enjoying a delicious meal prepared by daddy.
Both of my babies all ready for bed!

Having some happy, awake time already.

Having lots of fun with one of her best buds.

First bottle from dad.

Our silly princess.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gerrit Christopher Johnston

Our handsome little man has finally arrived! He blessed us with his presence on January 4 at 5:12 a.m. He weighed in at 8 lbs 5.9 oz and 20 inches long. He is named after Chris's maternal grandfather. He came very fast (more on that story later). For now here are a few pictures to tide you over. I promise to post lots more once we are home. He decided he wanted to be like his big sister and hang out in the NICU for a couple days. He is doing well, just gave us a little scare with a couple of choking episodes. Hopefully he will only need to be observed for a couple of days and then we will get to take him home. In the meantime, I am staying at the hospital so that I can feed him and snuggle him as much as he needs until we take him home. Now on to the photos...

First snuggles with mom.

He didn't enjoy his first bath.

Hanging with mom.