Monday, June 23, 2008

Being Home.







It's been so wonderful to have Michael home.  It's been stressful and crazy and full of the monitor sounding as he attempts to stop breathing or have a very low heart rate but I love that he's here and not in the hospital.  We're starting to get into the swing of things.  We finally figured out the feeding tube pump and know more of what we're doing.  We have had the two older kids away at grandparents and friends' homes but I haven't experienced the having all four without Mike and no help aspect yet.  I'm a little terrified of the prospect but I know over time it will become more and more familiar.

haven't completely lost my marbles yet :)

Michael is definitely more comfortable at home.  He's now 7 lbs. 7 oz.  I'm hoping he'll go to the doctor's tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest.  Look forward to giving a good report.

In the pics, Michael is on the left and Ian is on the right.

14 comments:

wendy said...

How awesome to see!! How incredibly fun and encouraging to see you all together. To think they were both on the inside...weird I know! Hey, just fyi, someone told me to label all the pics I had to tell which one was which...now I can't remember when I look at pictures and have to look at the back. They look so alike to me and so precious. We are praying that Michael continues to get stronger and stronger every day.

Sarah said...

Jennifer - Michael is gorgeous and has the most amazing big eyes like his mommy. They are both sweethearts. Give them big kisses from me and please can you email me your address so I can send them both their welcome home presents?? Love to all of you Napiers xx

Caren said...

Jennifer, the boys look great. You know they must have missed eachother. I love the way Michael is looking at you in those pictures. Many many blessings on you all as you learn to live as a family...The Lord gives us the strength for what we need each day. I'm praying for you all!

Michelle said...

I bet the boys are happy being back together too. Have they seemed to show signs of recognizing each other?

dancebythelight said...

Congratulations!

Bekah said...

Jennifer,
YAY! Michael is home! How fun to have the both together. Ill be praying that the Lord continues to give you strength and that little Michael continues to do well..and Ian too!

Ashleigh said...

So glad Michael is home now! :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh jenn! They're adorable!!! Can't wait to see little michael. :)
Maybe I'll see you Friday!
Love, emily

Erin said...

Jen! The pics are soooo sweet. You all look great. You are a wonderful mommy and you encourage me so much to keep depending on the Lord. I'm inspired by you. I am keeping the boys in my prayers.

Katherine M. said...

They are so beautiful and so are you. I love the look in your eyes. What joy! We are very happy for you. Rachael was on a monitor, and I know how stressful that can be. God is the one who sustains life, and you can rest in His love and sovereignity. Bless you and your whole family.

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful pics!!!

You are doing a great job! So proud of you! Love you. :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Jenn & Mike,

God's joy is all over your face Jenn. They are so beautiful. I love their shirts!!! I am praying for you and your family every day and would love to come up to see them. I know G Grandmother wants to come up too. We are praying about that cause she wants to see her sisters too. God Bless you ALL with peace and rest in the midst of all you have to do. We love you guys,
Aunt Barb & G Grandmother Bette. XXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOO

Lindsey and Chris said...

not sure if I've posted to you before, but I wanted to say congrats on having both boys home. I found your blog from www.ungrind.org and have been reading it for a little while. My husband and I used to live in Hampton Roads (Norfolk) and when you talk about going to Starbucks downtown I'm right with ya! I worked at Skees Family Practice over on 20th street beside the post office. The boys are handsome. Congrats.

Bethany said...

Love that second shot so cute. They are so sweet.