Our sweet Lydia got to come home today!! It's such a bittersweet feeling to be overjoyed to have her where she's supposed to be and at the same time being sad that Penny can't be here to enjoy it with us. We know that she's in the best of care and that she'll be home before we know it...but it doesn't keep us from wishing we could all be together sooner.
Penelope's ultrasound on her head and spine today both were normal. Oddly enough, when Lydia's diaper was being changed last night at the hospital we noticed she had a very similar dimple at the base of her spine but hers was mostly covered up with her cute little booty! Our favorite Dr diagnosed it as "funny booty crack" and said there was no known treatment. So at least Lydia has a strange diagnosis too!
And to add to the hilarity of it all...once we got Lydia home and settled, we were washing some dishes in the sink and discovered that our disposal and all of the food in it was backing up behind our washing machine...and smelling like old pork. Yum. And we thought the dirty diapers were smelly!!! Jonathan jumped into action with my lovely mom at his side and they are working on it now...but I just think it's funny. What timing!
On a more serious note, I just want to stop and praise the Lord for all of the miracles that He has done to get us to this point. They are countless. In all of this commotion of re-learning this new phase of parenthood, I don't want to forget how far we've come and how grateful we are and rightfully should be for every single breath our girls have. Thank you so much for praying with us and journeying with us so far. Please please don't stop now!
"I'm ready for my close up!"
some of our fantastic friends from Lebonheur
part of the nutrition team (Ruth (the world's best lactation consultant) is on the far left)
"uh...guys....what's going on?"
Ms. Jane...PCC extraordinaire
One last visit with her sister before we left
Daddy's view on the way home
Lydia was impressed with the ride home - her second trip down Poplar Ave
Nana was here to welcome us home
Eliza was very excited to meet her little sister...Lydia was only mildly interested
Lydia and her Aunt Shelli...the first of many snuggle times for them