Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Very Merry Christmas

Hands of an Angel

As daylight slips through the windows of our home early this Christmas morning, I just wanted to reflect a little on how special this day is for my family. Today, my daughter celebrates her first Christmas as well as her 5th day in the world. On a day that is meant to celebrate Christ's birth, Jill and I have a very special example of how precious a small child can be to people's lives. We're so blessed.

On a side note, I'd like to update everyone real quick on us. We were able to go home on Monday night after both Abby and Jill were cleared to leave. So far, we're had one really rough night and a few better nights...mostly because Wayne and Anita have been so gracious to keep Abby company for a few hours during the night so we could get some rest. Yesterday, Abby had her first appointment with her pediatrician and everything went very well. After dropping a little weight from birth, she's back on her way up as she weighed in at 5lbs, 12 oz. Oh, and she's grown a 1/4" already, too. Also, Jill had her checkup yesterday and had her staples removed. Um, considering the view I had on Saturday night in the OR as all the craziness happened, to now have both my girls home is really a miracle in its self in my mind.

And so, we have more than enough to be thankful for this Christmas day. We'll have a house full in just a few short hours as we make a full day of the festivities. There's going to be plenty of food, plenty of gifts, and a whole lot of pictures taken for sure. And I plan to kick everything off by getting into the kitchen to start up breakfast here shortly. Pancakes & bacon anyone??? :-)

Well, enough of the blogging. I'm gonna lean over and kiss my baby girl who's laying in her boppy next to me here in bed and thank the Lord that he gave us such a special gift this year. So, from my family to yours, Merry Christmas, everyone!


Uma and Wil said...

Merry Christmas! I'm glad you have the grandparents around to help out and soon a house full of people to coo over Abigail and keep her busy enough for you to enjoy a nice meal together. We just got done with ours on this side of the ocean and am so ready for a nap. Have a wonderful time and take lots of pictures!

Katrina said...

congrats...and Merry Christmas...

I'm glad to hear that Jill and the little one are doing well...just make sure that Jill takes it VERY easy over the next few weeks...very important!!! (no trying to reinact standing at the front desk here at the Preston, lol)

good luck and best wishes...and lots of long distance baby loves!