Monday, July 19, 2010

Party of Five, Please!

party of five

dad and alex

eli and addie

I cannot tell you how nice it was to have my entire family all in the same room yesterday. Jared and I have been looking forward to this day since we first heard that it was a possibility shortly after Addison was born. Well, I was kind of in a drug induced state and thought I dreamt it but Jared assured me that it was true that the boys would be allowed to see Addison. It is only on weekends during two specific time slots for 15 minute visits. We were thrilled!

We got the boys up from nap and put on their "I'm a Big Brother" shirts and rushed them up to the hospital. We were so excited that we forgot to even give them a drink or snack. Poor kids! Jared went in and "warned" the nurse that we were there and I attempted to wash them up. Neither of them would put their hands in the water however because it is a loud scrub sink and it scared them both. This definitely made things interesting but we headed into the NICU video camera in hand to go see Addison.

I think the most precious moment was when I asked Eli if he wanted to sing her a song and my son who normally answers everything with a "NO" before he even considers it started singing "twinkle, twinkle, little star". Somehow this currently hormonally imbalanced :) mama managed to keep it together but even now it brings tears to my eyes. Alex was not to be outdone and sang to her also. He of course chose "Into my heart, Lord Jesus" which continues to be his favorite. They told her they loved her and talked about her tiny feet. They brought her stuffed animals and books. We told them that they lived there also just like Addison. Eli was quick to say "I not stay". I think he was a bit concerned that we were dropping him off or something. We introduced them to the nurses that cared for them. The nurses "oohed and ahhed" over the boys and it was just a beautiful day for us.


Crazy About My Boys said...

I love it!!! Great "family of 5" pictures!!

Andrea said...

Very sweet! I love your 1st family pic of 5. Many prayers that your baby girl continue's to do well.

Anonymous said...

Love it - so glad for you all!

Liz said...

I love it! I'm so glad they were able to see her. Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. :)

Laurel Rodd said...

Becky just found this....Wow!! So cool I love it! So neat to see Addison. I wish so much we could be there with you guys and join with you in these special days. Knowing Jesus and HIS peace in all these times, trusting HIm. Praying for you all....