03 March 2012

She's Home!

Our little Claire finally came home on February 29th. (We are the kings and queens of special days around here. Claire's birthday is Valentines Day, this year Cami's birthday is on Easter, Warren is our Halloween baby, and Claire came home on Leap Day!)
We're so happy she's here - the kids adore her. She's one spoiled little peanut these days. Sure beats the NICU, I think. She gets a lot more cuddle time and a lot more food. She's not complaining.

I, on the other hand, have been a complaining machine. Because I have a wicked sinus infection! Why does the world hate me? And why has my immune system failed to work? This is the 3rd time in the past 30 days that I've been knocked-out, days on the couch, kind of sick. I've never had a sinus infection before, but it is seriously brutal. I'm glad Claire is here, but I'm scared that I'll get her sick. And I just want to smooch and love on my baby!! And since I'm already complaining, my blood clot could take a month or more to go away, they say. And it's not just one clot, it's like 10. Up and down my left leg. They're gross looking, and they hurt. But on the flip side, I have a healthy baby girl at home, so life doesn't seem so bad. I just really wish I could hurry up and get well and stay well. Cause this is killing me.

Take a look at my babe and I'll stop whining.


 Leaving the NICU as one big happy family. This is the first time the kids had seen her in over 2 weeks. 

 Comfy in dad's arms. It's so nice to hold her and walk around without being tethered to a machine. 
 Grandma giving her a bath. 
 So fresh and clean!



 Some things remain constant around here. Beautiful Princess Cami being one of them. 


She loves looking out the window. Daylight...weird. 

14 comments:

Heidi Miller said...

Yay! Sooooo happy she is home. So sad that you aren't feeling good. That makes everything just that much harder to deal with when mommy is sick. Get better soon!

AB's Mama said...

I was so E.X.C.I.T.E.D. to see your posting!! What a gorgeous family you all are!!! Love seeing Claire being held by everyone!! :) We cannot wait to meet her and to see you. Let me know when I can bring by Thai!! Hugs to you all!! Love ya, The McClary Family xoxo

AB's Mama said...

So excited to see your posting!! So sorry that you are feeling sick! You are such a B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. family!! Love seeing sweet Claire being held by everyone!! Let me know when I can bring you all Thai!! :) I could do it on Monday if that would work for you??? Miss you!! Hugs to you all until I can squeeze you all in person!! Love ya, The McClary Family xoxo

JOCELYN & TODD (AND JM) said...

You make fun babies! I'm so glad she's home with you but that stinks that you're still sick! Baby Claire is so adorable and we can't wait to meet her!

Steve and Katrina said...

Oh I'm so glad she is home. I'm sure that was a horrible experience having to leave her everyday and having a baby and coming home empty handed. It was hard for me when Beckett got RSV at 3 weeks old and had to be in the hospital for a week. Torture, but so thankful for good people who take care of your baby. She is so cute.

Oh, and I think I remember having a sinus infection after having Beckett. I had never had one before either. Weird. Hope you feel better soon!!

Melissa Lasley said...

She is so beautiful! I'm glad she is home with you.

Dave and Tricia Folsom Family Fun said...

Claire is absolutely adorable! And I hope you get feeling better quickly Steph!

Rachel Culmer said...

So cute. And sinus infections are the worst!

GordonandChrissy said...

She is such a cutie pie! And you guys really do have the coolest birthdays/special occasions this year. Way to go on that. :)

Have fun with that little girlie. She's adorable and I'm sure she is just soaking in all of this love from her cute family. We love you guys.

PS that picture of Warren holding Claire and smiling is so so sweet. I would frame that one if I were you. And if you don't, maybe I'll frame it and send it to you. ha.

Jen said...

Those are great pictures! Claire is beautiful and so alert! I love that picture of Warren holding her - and of Cami dressed up! Hope you feel better soon!

T and B said...

Glad she is home! She is darling. Hope you feel better soon.

Sarah McK said...

She is so stinking cute! A seriously beautiful newborn! So sorry about your illnesses! I had no idea that your blood clots were so bad! You take it easy!!! (As much as is possible with 3 kids...oy.) Thank Heaven we live in an era of pediatric surgeons and antibiotics!!!!

Bonnie said...

Oh steph she is a doll!! I think she looks so much like baby cami!! I love it! I'm so glad she is finally home and I hope you recover quickly!! and You have ever right to complain as much as you want! You carried a baby for 9 months and just birthed a baby!!!

Honey said...

YAY!! So happy you have her home now. She is too cute, absolutely adorable! Hope you're feeling better! I'm so sick of winter and all the gunk going around.