Saturday, July 7, 2007

07-07-07 A Day Never to Forget - Part I

The boys reunited today. Their parents were pretty moved.

Words cannot describe the experience of bringing Duncan home today. But I'll try. First off, we were giddy just to be "graduating" from the hospital. The little guy breathed his first outdoor breath and experienced sunshine on his cheeks for the first time.

But then... the cherry on top was being as an entire family for the first time since the night of June 2, their birthdate. TWO OF THEM IN THE SAME PLACE AT THE SAME TIME (Grandma Lynette had been babysitting Jackson while we were getting the discharge directions at Children's)! It was truly precious... experiencing both of them together!!! Scott and I both expressed to each other how weird it was to see them side by side. For the past 5 weeks we have only experienced Duncan and Jackson separately, so that when we were with one, the other seemed - only for that time - not to exist. Today brought home that we most definitely have TWO on our hands. We had a half hour long photo session, as you can see!!!

We feel truly blessed. When I look at them both, I still cannot understand how in the world we ended up with two beautiful babies. And, furthermore, how they came from my belly! Wow.

And what a month of Saturdays: Saturday, June 2 they were born. Saturday, June 9 Jackson came home. Saturday, June 16 Mom passed away. Saturday, July 7 Duncan is home. I have a feeling June--July 0f 2007 will be a time in life we will never forget.

Now, for the fun of double the feedings, double the laundry, double the diapers, and double the fun! We are ready for the challenge!

OUR FAVORITE PIC! Head to head.
Has the brotherly playfulness begun? Jackson "honking" Duncan's nose!

Patty cake, patty cake?


Christine said...

Congrats! Finally bringing your baby home from the hospital is such a special time. I am so happy for your wonderful family of 4!

Rachel said...

What a wonderful date to be able to bring Duncan home!! 7-7-7! It's the luckiest day of the century! No doubt, that is not a coincidence. :)

Lepus said...

What great shots! The boys look beautiful and so do mom and dad.

Sarah said...

They're a duo again!!! Yippee! So happy for you both and for Jackson and Duncan to be back together again.

ArtCricket said...

Cute, cute, cute! Congrats on getting the whole family together!
Beth A