Saturday, October 18, 2008

Home at Last!

Three months ago our precious little girl entered the world. Yesterday, she entered our home for the first time! We spent most of the day on Friday getting prepared for her here at home. We had hoped to bring her home that night, but there were a few snags in trying to nail down her pediatrician. So Saturday morning we headed off to the hospital where we packed up all her stuff, met with the nurse and doctor, and headed home with our baby girl! It was her first time to be outdoors...unless you count when she was transferred from Glendale Adventist in an incubator the night after she was born. She was an absolute angel in the car and slept the whole way. She pretty much slept all day yesterday, except for her feeding times. Kyle seemed to think that she is going to be this sweet and content all the time…and then last night happened. Our little Suzie decided that night time was a good time for awake time. She kept us up until about 4:00am, and then I still had to get up every two hours to feed her. Needless to say, we are both very exhausted…and only after one night! But it’s so worth it to have our sweet girl home with us.


Aside from needing oxygen during her feeds, she really seems like any other newborn baby. Because she still has a little bit of lung disease and is more suseptible to infection, we will not be able to take her out into a crowd of people for a couple of months. It will be very hard for me to stay mainly in the house for that long, but it is a privilege to be able to make sacrifices for our precious little girl.


It is so much fun to have her here with us and we praise God for how far He has brought her in the past three months. Thank you all for your faithful love and support for us!


Here are a couple of short videos of us leaving the hospital and some pictures of her at home:)






20 comments:

Wendy said...

YAY!!!!!! That is so exciting!!!

Rob and Cherie said...

I got your blog info from the Kostjuk's page and have followed your precious little girl's journey. So exciting that you've brought her home. Praise the Lord!

Karyn Hughes said...

Thank you for posting these! We are just so happy for you guys, even for the sleepless nights! I love that last picture of her with mommy. We will keep praying for you guys!

Megan said...

I laughed and cried my way through your post. So funny about sleeping all day and being awake at night. Guess you've got a night owl on your hands. Praise the Lord that she is HOME!

The Leoness said...

What a joy it is to see how the Lord has carried you all through this journey! I'm so excited for you to have Suzie at home with you now. I'll be praying for you as you begin the process of settling into life with a little one in your home. It really is a learning process full of lots of joy's and a need for lots of grace and patience. Enjoy this next stage of your lives as parents. Still praying for you all!

Cindi said...

YAY YAY YAY!!! I am so excited to have my new neighbor home! We are praising the Lord with you both!!

Melissa said...

yayay!! sooo excited that she is home! i saw your husband from afar this morning at church and heard him tell someone she was home. so i've been eagerly awaiting this blog post :) soo excited for you!!

Justin and Victoria Nelson said...

Yeaaah!! We're sooo happy for you guys! Suzie really does look right at home. There's no better place for her to be than with Mommy and Daddy!
We're praying for you always.
Love,
the Nelsons

Liesy said...

How wonderful - praise the Lord!!! We are SO happy for you all. May God continue to give you the strength, energy, and joy to take care of her.

Alison said...

Yay! So glad to hear that she's home... that picture of you on the couch with her on your chest made me cry! Are you taking healthy adult visitors? :) I'd love to come see you on a day when BA can watch the kiddos.

Lisa said...

Praise our great God for bringing your little Suzie home!! We're so happy for you.

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JP said...

Awe!Yay!!! She is so big and beautiful just like her mommy. I am so extremely overjoyed for you. I've been through those nights I wanna say they are totally normal. We definitely don't sleep much. Haha! Thanks for writing that post and putting the pics.
Jon and lola

Adrienne said...

Praise the Lord!!!!!

Sara Mallon said...

yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah :) :) that's all :)

Lindsay said...

Congratulations you guys! And I LOVE the fact hat you were able to get in a wheelchair and leave like every other mommy leaves with their babies!! So precious. Praying for you and enough sleep.

kelly said...

yay!! so happy for your little family!!

Cherie said...

Oh my goodness...I can't believe you finally have her home with you! You both look very content.
Please give her a kiss for me.

Love,
~Cherie

Heather said...

Yeah! It is so great to see your sweet baby at home with you! It has been such an encouragement to see how God has been working in y'all over the last 3 months!

Kimmy said...

Suzie looks so cozy and right at home laying on her mamma! Enjoy these days, they go by fast.