Sunday, September 1, 2013

Home Sweet Home

*These are not blog quality photos.  They are backlit photos from my phone because that's just how we do.  

This past Wednesday we finally brought Avery home after 5 weeks in the NICU.  Her homecoming was delayed twice before we were finally able to pack her up and bring her home to her flock of adoring fans.

It's amazing how someone so small can command such undivided attention.

Michael and I went to get her and she was greeted by many squeals of excitement and hands reaching out to touch her and arms reaching out to hold her and just so so much love.

From Left to Right:  Madeleine, Anna, Owen, Avery, and Julia (Adam not pictured, he doesn't feel he owes you an explanation for his absence.)

She became briefly acquainted with each of her siblings and had a nice snuggle with each of them.  These poor kids have been waiting FOREVER to finally hold their sister.

Madeleine holding Avery, Anna on the Right
Anna and Avery
Julia and Avery, the two littlest girls
Owen and Avery

Thank you so much for all of your prayers for our sweet girl!  We are so grateful.  She is fitting right in and we can't imagine life without her.  Some of you maybe wondering why there are no pictures of Adam.  He was napping when she came home and right now all of his interactions with her require two adults to manage because he JUST LOVES HER SO MUCH!!!!  It's scary and beautiful all at once.  At some point I'll try to get a picture of the two of them together, but it might be a while before that's possible.


  1. Yay!!!!!!! Oh, this is all so so good. She looks so healthy and so big! And is it just me or is that spunky girl sporting a baby mohawk? Can't wait to meet her in person but I promise I'll only hold her if those big siblings and mom are able to let her go :)

  2. These are probably the best pictures I've ever seen on a blog! I'm so happy for your family, Nella. Avery had the best place to come home to!

  3. That was a beautiful, happy homecoming! Continued prayers for you and Avery. She looks like a big, healthy girl!

  4. So happy she is home!! She looks awesome!! So glad you are all together in your happy home!!

  5. I wanna hold her too!!! She's precious. I'm very happy for you and your family :D

  6. I'm so glad she's home! Congratulations!

  7. So happy for you all, she is so beautiful:) Congratulations to you all!!

  8. Nella and family, so great to see you all together welcoming your newest little love home, praise God!


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