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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Home Sweet Home

First of all, thanks for so many good wishes and comments in the last few days! You guys are great! It's amazing to know that not only have we had the support of our wonderful friends and family in the last few days, but that we also have all these virtual friends cheering for us. Really, I appreciate it.

So then, we are now home. Thank god. We got discharged this morning around 10 am, and I was SO happy to go home. The hospital was really busy, so we were unable to stay in a private room the past two nights, and let's just say that other new parents and their newborns aren't easy to "room" with, so I don't feel like I've had much sleep in several days. Plus, I just really wanted to be home and settled, so it's good to be here.

Scooter got introduced to Norah today too, and he was a little wild at first, but then he settled down some. I'm sure there will be a transition period for him, just as there is for us, as we all adjust to the major addition to our lives.

There are many more stories and things to share, and I'll get to them eventually, but the last thing I want to say today is how thankful I am to have a husband like Jerry. He has seriously been such a great dad so far, and I don't know what I'd do without him: He has done everything short of breastfeeding Norah; truly, he has been doing SO much, and I'd be lost if I didn't have him. Norah is very lucky to have such an engaged, participant father, and I am SO, SO lucky to have such a wonderful husband.

Now, enough with the sappy stuff, here's what you really came here for, some pics:

47 comments:

Erin said...

Ahhh!!!!

I want to stop by every day on my way home from work and give her hugs and kisses.

Jerry is an awesome dad. Somehow we both lucked out. Ryan takes the cake too. I don't know how single parents do it all by themselves.

Krissy said...

Yeah pics! Boy you sure know your readers....totally looking for pics!

Charity said...

Awww!!

She's a doll and I love her cheeks-glad all is well with the new addition and Mommy & Daddy!!

moni said...

"Go-geous! Simply Go-geous!!! "

Erik said...

What a beautiful baby!!

Tell dad to step up!! Get to breastfeeding... slacker

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JojaJogger said...

Awwwwww!

Wes said...

can definitely see "mom" in those pics :-)

Fair Weather Runner said...

ohhhh so sweet! congratulations, she looks so precious. glad you are all safe and healthy and doing well! best of luck these next few days adjusting!

Wife, Mommy, Runner said...

Wow! Beautiful pictures! You look wonderful.

Marlene said...

What a sweetie! So glad to hear you are all settling in well at home. Enjoy :)

Jorden and Kristin said...

she is beautiful!!!

Xenia said...

In all honesty, I think most newborns look like aliens. It usually takes a while for them to enter the cute stage. Not Norah. She is adorable already. So cute! I'm so very happy for you and Jerry. I wish your family all the best.

Heather said...

Great pictures! I am so happy for you guys. Hope everything goes well at home. And I can't imagine sharing a room with another new parent & baby - yikes!

teacherwoman said...

Wow! she is too cute. And yes, from the sounds of it, Jerry is a wonderful dad from the start... :)

kristen said...

She's a beautiful girl. You are looking great too! Keep em coming.

junebug said...

so so so happy for you! truly you are blessed in so many ways!

X-Country2 said...

Of course Jerry is an awesome dad. And I'm sure you're an awesome mom. That little cutie is one lucky kid. :o)

Natalie D said...

aww.. so sweet about Jerry. That went so fast and Norah is ADORABLE!

MCM Mama said...

Awww, she's adorable! Glad you are all home and settling in. Keep the pictures coming. ;o)

Mel said...

Precious baby! Thank you for sharing pics.

Christine said...

shes beautiful!! good work mama! :)

lifestudent said...

Whoohoo! Get some rest, have fun, and bond with your new family :)

Crystal said...

Ah, she is so cute! I just want to squeeze those cute little cheeks of hers!

RunnerGirl said...

She's adorable, those cheeks are just too cute!

Badgergirl said...

Adorable! Glad you hear you're all back home and settling in.

Ted said...

Wow ! Norah is SO ADORABLE !! Makes me wanna squeeze her cheeks as if I was doing a Charmin commercial.

CONGRATS !!! Welcome home !!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

she's tooooooo cute!!!

D10 said...

OMG the last picture! How absolutely adorable! Again, I am so happy for you and Jerry. You guys are going to be such fun and loving parents.

kelsalynn said...

Awww! She's gorgeous! Her complexion is amazing right away! And I love her chubby cheeks!

I'm glad you're home. You, Jerry, and the furbaby will all be settled into a routine in no time!

d.a.r. said...

Awww welcome home!!!

Neese said...

she is sweeter than sugar, what a doll. glad ya'll are home.

Neese said...

p.s you are a beautiful mother in the pic. and that's awesome re: Jerry, what a good man. and daddy :)

Firefly's Running said...

I want to serious pinch those cute cheeks! Sooooo adorable!!

Agate Lake Girl said...

I see a little Jerry in her in that last pic!

J~Mom said...

Awwwwwww!!!! Congratulations!!! :>)

Mrs. K said...

loved the gory details :) and loved the photos- i'm so glad jerry is all into it- but I knew he would...get ready for the time of your life!

congratulations!

Jess said...

Awe Jess those are great pictures! Hope things go well for you all as you settle in at home!

Shannon said...

What a cutie.....can't wait to hear all the stories.

MN Mom said...

Adorable!!! So happy you can start the joyful process of raising baby Norah. All you girls are Lucky your husbands are so great, Jerry, Ryan & Jon--it wasn't as easy in the old days when my mother has kids, dad's didn't even change diapers back then.

Carolina John said...

glad everyone is home safe and sound. I remember that first drive home from the hospital with the new baby, I was white-knuckling the steering wheel the whole time.

Great pics... she's a cutie!

Amanda said...

I'm so glad you guys are home...that's got to be tough being in a non-private room. Norah is a beauty!

Katie A. said...

She is just beautiful! And really, I don't say that about many newborns! Congrats! You look amazing, too! :)

Marcy said...

Awwwwhhh look at those cheekers! She is sooo stinkin cute. She *almost* makes me want to have another one. Man I miss them when they are that young.

You guys are gonna be supah cool parents ;-) Enjoy every minute of it (even the crap times. Both literally and figuratively LOL) Before you know she'll be running around back talking you both :P ;-)

AddictedToEndorphins said...

absotively posolutely beautiful! Enjoy your little muffin:)

Viv said...

Jess & Jerry congratulations on such a beatuiful healthy Norah! I am glad you were able to progress without the c section. It will make such a difference on your recovery time. Happy to hear the whole family is home sweet home!

Heather said...

Congrats, Jess! Norah is beautiful!

I just discovered your blog and as a beginning runner (starting 3rd year) who's trying to get pregnant, I'm so happy to follow your running adventures on your blog.

sRod said...

Sorry this is so late: she is absolutely adorable! I;m glad you asll made it home safely and in good health. I'm also happy that it sounds like Scooter will get along with Norah.