Thursday, May 21, 2009

Surprise: A Plan Hatched & Foiled

Hello all! Coco the pug here. As you may or may not know, this is actually my blog that mommy overtook when I mistakenly invited her to post on it. Once she found out this baby was coming, I lost almost all blogging privileges. Oh, the rough life of a dog.

My mommy and daddy have been preoccupied as of late. First, mommy was gone for a few days and daddy kept leaving and then coming back smelling like a funny place he called the hospital. Then mommy came home but didn't seem to feel well and started paying less attention to me. I took over as guard dog and as messenger between her and daddy. Whenever she called his name, I would bark loudly and make sure he came to her. Lately, dad's back at work and mom seems to be feeling a lot better. But mom's here at really strange times during the day and then leaves multiple times a day.

I finally figured out that that baby mommy said was coming is actually at this place called the hospital. Tricky, I know. I also figured out that these white stickers with words on them seem to be an entrance ticket into this hospital place. So I found one on mommy's jacket and have updated it to get me into the hospital. All I need now is a ride to the hospital. So if anyone knows how to get me there, I would love to come along. I'm good in the car and even have my own seat belt so I'll be safe. And I put the sticker on my sweater so I'll blend in...



Whaaat?!?! Ah, wait just a minute. I think mommy and daddy are coming home right now. Oh no! They're going to mess up my plan. Quick - delete post, hide sticker, take off sweater...

Um, there's a weird smell and, uh, what's going on...

Daddy said I should wait inside, but I could smell something was up so I ran out to the car before he could catch me.


But then he brought me back inside before I could get a good look.


What's mom carrying?


It's Elise!!! YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My little sister is HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!


Here she is at the hospital getting ready to come home. Great Aunt Rae knit her cute pink socks.


Mommy tells me this cute headband is from her blog reader Trish in Oklahoma! Trish also sent some more headbands with changeable bows and cute socks. Check out Trish's website here (though she's on a bit of a hiatus to enjoy raising her beautiful children).


Looking cute and ready to meet me!


I think she was ready to go home and done with the picture taking.


Getting situated in her car seat.


All ready to go with her beautiful crocheted blanket from grandma!


Daddy making sure she's all set.


Mommy's attempt at a photo of her and daddy. (She forgot the zoom was on.)


And this is where our newest little blogger is now. Something tells me I'm not going to get much blogging time in again for a long time.

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And now a note from mommy and daddy:

Thank you to everyone for all your prayers! We have truly felt supported in ways we never knew were possible during this time and are grateful for all of you! Now the adventure of bringing a preemie home begins!

If you've been praying for us or simply following our blog, we'd love to know so that we can one day show Elise the huge support system we had while she was in the NICU. So feel free to comment on this post (even if you never have before - wink, wink, nudge, nudge). You don't need to have an account...just click Anonymous and then let us know your name and where you are from in the comment box.

More on the joys of having Elise home to come...

115 comments:

beach2lady said...

WOW !! How exciting to read this blog post..I send prayers for many happy days & years and much love for all of your family. Snuggle her for me please. There is nothing sweeter than a baby loved up by your neck. This post is from a grandmother in Alabama. Enjoy every precious moment!
Love and Blessings,
Linda G.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you guys, I am a college student from Seattle, WA. I will continue praying for you all as you begin this adventure!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! What a faithful God we serve! Emily, I have been truly inspired by your faith and transparency. Thank you for being so bold and giving so many an opportunity to witness God working through you; what a great testimony you are! I will continue to pray for Elise and your family.

Your sister in Christ,

Deanna Chaffee (previous co-worker of Emily) Currently in Key West, FL

mommieof2 said...

What a cute post, Coco is a great writer ;) Iam so glad she is home and I know you guys are soooo excited to have her home. She is so cute, keep the pictures coming.

Mandy Gramkow said...

REJOICING AND PRAYING for you guys! What a joy to have her home....praying for energy for you both! YIPPEE! God is good!

Stephanie Blakeman said...

Whoo hoo! I'm the first to tell you congratulations!! I'm so happy for you guys! I love you guys! Let me know if you need anything as you adjust to life at home and NOT IN A HOSPITAL!! :) And you know you will have my continued prayers for Ellie. Love ya!

Kaycee said...

Okay, I have been properly nudged. :)

I have been following your blog (off a link from another blog at one point but I don't remember which one!) since Elise was first born. I have to say I got CHILLS when I saw the pictures of her coming in the door! I had no idea that was were the post was going and I am SO HAPPY for you guys! Congratulations!!

Beth said...

I have been following your blog since Elise was born. I'm so happy that she is home. Praying for a smooth transition for all of you.

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear you are home!!! Have been following and praying that Elise would soon be home - and she is!!! Will continue to keep you all in my prayers.
A Grandmother from Lexington, KY.

our family said...

Yeah! Welcome home Elise! Congratulations! What a fun surprise! So glad to hear Elise is finally home. Enjoy your first night home.
Rachel in PA

Erin said...

I've never commented on your blog before, but I ned to tell you about the HUGE smile that was on my face when I saw the picture of Elise at home. It warms my heart that she is finally there with all of you.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I saw the link to your blog on Kelly's Korner, and have been reading since just after she was born. Enjoy your little girl! You won't have a lot of spare time now, but it is worth it.

Mom of 1 in Ohio

Amber said...

I've also followed your blog since Elise was born. It has been amazing watching her grow. My little fellow just turned 18 months and I promise you - time flies! Enjoy each minutes with your precious little preemie! We will continue to pray for you and your family! Congrats on bringing her home!

Heather and Travis said...

Oh happy day! I am so excited for all of you. What great news!

I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the post. What a nice surprise!

You guys will be in our thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted!

Stephanie said...

Oh my what a GREAT post...the best one ever!!!! I started reading and thought what a cute post...then all the sudden I saw Elise in her car seat and my jaw fell open. Congrats!!!! I'm so happy for you all. Continuing to pray for your family...enjoy your sweet girl!

Boni said...

Congratulations! I imagine that trip home was the most exciting ride of your life...and the rest is yet to come! I am the Mommy to two little girls and the third is on the way. I have been reading your blog for a while now. I couldn't be more excited for you if I actually knew you!

Feel free to check out my blog and see the craziness you have to look forward to! :)

Enjoy each moment. They fly by and every one is a gift from God!

Sincerely,
Boni

Amanda said...

OMG! I'm so happy for you all!!! Praise God for having your family all under one roof. Good luck getting any sleep tonight :)

Paige said...

Like Kaycee, I found your blog from a link on another blog (that of course, I can't remember) when Elise was born. Y'all have been in my prayers since that time. When I saw the pictures of you coming home, I got tears in my eyes! I am so happy for your family, and you will continue to be in my prayers.

Paige, Louisiana

Melissa Nickerson said...

Welcome home Elise! God is so good!

Brooke said...

Been following for a while now...Hi Elise! So glad you're home!

Charis said...

So happy for you guys! How wonderful to see the pictures of Elise coming home! Praying in Texas.
Charis

Little S said...

I have been following your blog for quite some time now (I can't remember who I linked from anymore). I don't normally follow blogs of strangers, but yours caught my attention when I saw that your baby was born at 27 weeks. I also went into preterm labor with my baby at 27 weeks, but they were able to stop the contractions. I was put was put on bed rest and delivered at 37 weeks. I have been praying for you often, with the realization that your story could have easily been mine!

I also grew up with a pug, so I have enjoyed the pug pics along the way. :)

Congratulations!! Thanks for sharing your journey with me!!

Jill said...

I have been following your blog since Elise was born...and praying for you all. I'm so happy that you have your baby girl home. Enjoy her and know that my prayers are still with you as you get to know life at home with a new baby.

Jordan Sanders said...

Yay, my eyes welled up with happy tears as I saw the picture of you carrying Ellie into her new home. Congrats and I will continue to pray as you travel this new path! (much love to Ellie from Tulsa, OK)

Sarah said...

Congratulations!! I came across your blog just after Elise was born and have been following your journey ever since. What a wonderful surprise to read about!! Blessings on your journey, Sarah.

Doreen T. said...

Welcome home, Elise!! We're praising God for all He's done in all your lives. (We'll keep praying, so keep us posted please.)
Doreen & Dave Torseth
(Kara's parents)

The Simpsons said...

Congratultions!!!! She's home!!! I've been following your blog for awhile and waiting for the day that you can bring your sweet baby girl home. Lots of answered prayers. God bless you both with your beautiful baby girl!!
:) Mom of 3 girls and a 4th baby on the way.....in Fort Worth, Texas.

Holly said...

How exciting!!! Congrats on bringing Elise home! She looks so tiny in her car seat! I too, have been following since shortly after she was born. I found your blog from a link on someone elses! I love Coco and her writing! Congrats again!

Judy said...

i'm a lurker....

just wanted to say congrats on bringing her home. Enjoy having everyone under the same roof!

Our growing family said...

Oh! That is so exciting! I can't believe you got to bring her home! How wonderful! I hope you are doing well and having a wonderful day together at HOME!
Blessings!
I'll be praying!
tarena

Anonymous said...

Wow, we were we excited today! My girls (age 14 and 11) and I check your blog each day and keep you all in our prayers. Congratulations on having your little angel home with you! Elise, the girls were wondering if you would give Coco a pat on the head from them. Blessings from Louisville, KY.

Misty, Kelby & Kylee

Anonymous said...

What an awesome surprise! Sweet baby girl!!! I came over to your blog from Kelly's Korner not long after Elise was born. What a blessing to see her chubby cheeks and see her home - congratulations and God Bless!

Deanna in Texas

melissa said...

Make me cry!!

I'm soooo happy she's home.

from,
a random reader also with a St. V's NICU grad baby. =)

Christie C. said...

WOOOHOOOOO!!!

BEST Blog post of the day :-D

I'm SO excited for you guys, I bet you are just OVER the moon thrilled.

You will continue to be in my prayers as you adjust to life at home. God is SO good.

Bekah said...

What a great post! I was totally surprised and so excited to see those pictures of you carrying your baby girl into your home! Yay!

I think I found your blog through Kelly's Korner, and I have been following since Elise was born. I am a mom of 3 in Marysville, Washington.

You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you adjust to life at home with your baby. Again, YAY!!!

Kimberly said...

I'm so excited she's home!! Praying in San antonio.

SueEllen in Dallas said...

Congrats on bringing Elise home. Wishing you much happiness...
SueEllen
Mesquite, TX

Williams' Family said...

I have been following you blog since your little girl was born! I was shocked to read tonight that she came home! We have 4 boys, and have found it impossible to imagine what you have been through! We will continue to pray for you family in WI!

Chelsea said...

Congratulations!! I was so excited to see your post. I'm from the Portland area too and it makes me so happy to see your little peanut home and happy. How special it will be to be able to see her ALL the time now. : )

Anonymous said...

So happy that your sweet baby is home safe and sound! A mom of 4 in Orange County, CA.

Kari said...

Praise God!!! I actually made a little "squeeee!" type noise when I saw Elise in the car picture, and started tearing up when I saw she was home! I'm so happy for you guys, and I'll continue to pray for all 3 (4) of you. *SQUEEEE!!!*

JB said...

Been following you from WA. So excited to hear you have Elise home now! I will continue to pray for all of you as you adjust. God is so good!
Jennifer

Anonymous said...

I am so incredibly happy for the Wagners! I am so happy that she is home where she belongs.

Now I just look forward to the day when we get to meet her.

Much love to you all,

Beard Family

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through a friend's just after Ellie was born. I am currently pregnant and due very soon (within days of your actual due date, I think). I've cried with you, rejoiced with you, and prayed that the Lord would let Ellie come home before I had my son. I'm so happy for you that your sweet girl is home! I'll continue to pray that this transition goes smoothly... :)

Congrats!

Jessica from Federal Way, WA

P.S. Your continued faith and trust in the Lord through this HUGE trial has been such an inspiration to me...as I know it's been to a lot of people...I hope He will continue to bless you as you've remained faithful to Him. :)

Heather said...

Hi! Congratulations on bringing your precious miracle home!

I stumbled upon your blog from another one and have read all your posts since Elise was born. I found out almost three weeks ago that I have a placental abruption. I am 24 weeks along now and hoping to make it as long as possible. Your blog has given me hope!

Congratulations again!

Heather

Kelly said...

Yeah! We're so glad she's home and in time for a three day weekend too. That kid's got timing. We're looking forward to helping you adjust to life at home with baby too. Please just let us know what you need.

Love,
Tre and Kelly

Jennifer said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! That's *wonderful*! I was praying for you today as we were sitting in a waiting room at st v's and thinking that you guys were somewhere in that hospital too. Turns out you might not have been! That's fantastic! I will keep praying that all continues to go well! WOW!

Theos said...

Congratulations finally you get to take your baby girl home, I’ve been reading you blogg since Elise was born, it has been hard trip for you, but so fun to fallow and great to finally read that you get to take your baby girl home with you. I'll keep praying for your girl and your family.
Theresia, Norrköping Sweden

Barb said...

I stumbled on to your blog just after Elise was born too. Very creative and cute post - definitely caught me by surprise :) I don't even know you and it brought tears of joy to my eyes! Congrats on her arrival to home, and my prayers are with you while you adjust - you'll be fine! ;)

Leah-in-the-Kia said...

I am from the middle of NSW in Australia and have followed your blog for a few weeks now after finding it one night surfing the net, how sweet that Ellie is home, I hope all goes well and keep us all updated with her progress
from Leah
mum to Jake 12, britt 10, laine 8 and fallon 6 (CDH survivor)

Jason and Talyse Burkett said...

We are so happy for your family! Our 29-week twins came home on Valentine's Day after 56 days in the NICU. We've been following your blog for a while now and are thrilled that little Elise was able to come home with you!

Anonymous said...

So excited for your family! Enjoy that sweet girl!

Jamie
NC

Lisa from RI said...

This was a big surprise!!!
I have been following Elise's story since she was born. As a former NICU nurse & parent, I found it very interesting. We prayed right along with you! Enjoy your beautiful little girl as you discover the joys of parenting. God Bless your beautiful family!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for your family. I've been following your blog since Elise's birth. Congratulations!

Jamie from Illinois

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS ON BRINGING LITTLE ELISE HOME!!!!!! i cant believe this day has finally come for you guys :) this was quite the surprise! hopefully all goes well and enjoy that lil girl because trust me, the days fly by soooo quickly, and before you know it she'll be all grown up! hugs and prayers!
-megan from wi

Anonymous said...

Hello! I have been following your blog for several months now. I am so happy that your entire family is all home now. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family.

Candice Smith, Tennessee

Casi said...

Totally not what I was expecting when I saw your blog had been updated but SO HAPPY for you as well. Praying for many happy and stress-free days ahead. Congratulations!

Leslie said...

Congratulations!! What a blessing, enjoy every second! I will continue to pray for your beautiful family.

Christina said...

Congratultions! I have been following your blog for a month or so and have never commented, so here I am. I am so happy for all of you... Coco's Family is HOME!!! I have two Labs and they are my babies. I don't have any children yet, but I love children and am looking forward to having some of my own one day.

Elise is precious. Soak it in. Congrats!!!!

Seabolt said...

What a wonderful post!!! Congrats on having your little girl home...

Jen
Atl, GA

JennP said...

Welcome Home Elise!
I've been following your blog since her birth and am SO happy that you are home with your precious baby girl now!

Jessica said...

I have been reading your post since Ellie's birth, and I just want you to know she was in my prayers during her stay in the NICU. I was so happy to read this post this morning, and I cried. I had 2 babies in the NICU and I know what a special moment it is to bring your baby home. Congratulations and I'm so happy for you.

Light Line Images said...

Welcome home sweet baby girl. I know all of you are so relieved that you are home. I follow your blog through Kelly's Korner and have been praying for you all through this. What a beautiful start to my day to see that sweet Elise is home with you. Congratulations!
Emily Pannell

Donna said...

Praise!! So thankful that you are all home - prayers continue for all the wonderful times you will have all together at home!
Blessings from So. Califoria

Amy said...

Mommy and daddy and Coco... You can NOT post stuff like that for me to read at work... I sit here with tears spilling down my cheeks and the people look at me like I'm crazy!

WELCOME HOME BABY ELISE! I've been following your story since your birth (probably read about it on Kelly's Korner???) and have been praying for this day! How exciting! I can't wait to see how you all do with this transition, it will be SO much fun!

-Amy

kirstenpetree said...

What a great surprise! I have indeed been reading all along but never commented! Congrats! I remember how awesome it was the day we brought my son home, great great feeling! Praise God!

Anonymous said...

I am sooooo happy for you and Elise!! What a wonderful day to have her come home....I hope every day is as wonderful as the last one! Babies are such a blessing and you will learn so much from her, not just about her!!! Congratulations to you both! I have been following you and am so glad to see you are home now....I am so excited!!! Bethany and family

Kira said...

So excited for the both of you! I've been lurking on your blog since the beginning and have been waiting for this day! Congrats!
Kira Olson
Santa Barbara, Ca

Becky said...

Praise the Lord!! We are so happy for you guys!! Maybe sometime when we are in the Portland area again, Mike & I will come visit you guys...I know he misses you!!

dogmom said...

Hi! I'm from Massachusetts and have been following your blog for a while now and I am so happy that Elise is finally home where she should be with her family. I wish all of you the best and will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers and pray Elise continues to get stronger and stays healthy:)
God Bless!!

Shell @ Disappearing Mist said...

Oh yay! I am so happy for you guys!! I've been reading since she was born. I'm a young married girl from Alaska. Thanks for letting us know!!

Joanna Hoffman said...

Congratulations Emily! Elise looks absolutely adorable - and so big! Her room is gorgeous too. You did a wonderful job decorating it. Congratulations on bringing your baby girl home!

Love,
Joanna

Nicole said...

Kit and Emily ~ I'm so happy to hear that Elise is finally home with you guys! I've been reading your posts forever and a half, since way back when it was just you guys and Coco...hope you don't feel stalked :) I even tried to comment once but it didn't go through, dang it! But you're little prompt/encouragement worked, so here's my 2nd attempt at commenting :) Elise has been quite the trooper and I can't belive how much she's grown since she was born!!! I've been keeping you guys in my prayers and will continue to do so. Love, Nic...Kit's "adopted" sister :)

Dawnette said...

Praise God for your beautiful blessing! Enjoy this new life of having all of your family under one roof. I will continue to pray for all of you.

I am from East Wenatchee, WA but formerly from Portland, OR.

G & H said...

Heather from Southern California!

YEAH!!!! Ellie is home!!!!!!!!!

Krista said...

YAHOO!!!! I'm SO excited right now... and she's not even my kid! =) So excited for you, Emily & Kit! What a great blessing this memorial day weekend! =)
I'll continue praying! I'll miss the weekly updates, but I totally understand. It's a good busy! =)
Much love & many prayers from Sunny Seattle,
Krista

Lauren's College Life said...

So happy for you all to be home together! I am from Minnesota and have been reading for a couple of months and so glad to see this post :)

Matt & Sharon Mormance said...

I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes as I look at the photo of you walking in the front door with Elise. Praise God! We're so excited that she is finally HOME!
Sharon

lmradcliff said...

Congratulations on bringing your little girl home! I am so excited for your family! I will however miss you terribly at work...all my best, lisa radcliff

Trish said...

So exciting to see you all at home together!!! :) Glad to see the headband fits. She looks so precious!!

Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pics. :)

TheycallmeLois said...

Congrats! This is the day you have been looking forward to! I know and we all know that this wonderful little girl is a gift from God and he has been there every step of the way! I pray that this is just a reminder of how awesome and wonderful God really is.

(I used to work with Kirsten at Montavilla, then she went off and married our Pastor's son!)

Congrats on this wonderful and amazing step in life!

Becca Sue Congdon said...

We are so happy for you guys! The adventure begins in a whole new way!! Woohoo!

Ethan is very excited and can't wait to take Ellie on her first date as soon as she is ready. :)

Sara said...

Yay!!! What a cute post - and one that brought me to tears. I have been praying for you guys since Miss Elise was born and although I don't comment, I check in every day.
I am so glad you have her home! That is so exciting!

Jill said...

i found you through kellyskorner and have been checking on frequently. i am so happy you are all home!!

Anonymous said...

Congraulations.... So excited you guys got to bring Elise home. I am a stay at home grandmother from Kingston Springs Tn. My name is Marilyn and I have the pleasure to help take care of my grand daughter who has special needs.

May God Bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

So happy for you guys!!!! Very cute post - made me LOL literally. Congrats on your little miracle.

Wendy
Monroe, Ohio

stephanie said...

Congratulations!
I found your blog through Kelly's Korner. I live in Wylie, Texas. I have two precious daughters myself and have been praying for your family.

TheLinFamily said...

YAY!!! I am so excited for you all. I am so glad Elise is home and healthy! I'll continue praying for your precious family as you adjust to everything! Praise God!
Blessings,
Rebekah (from Altanta GA)

Anonymous said...

Delurking from central Indiana to share that I've been following and praying for Elise from early on. What a beautiful image of you holding her in the carseat inside of your home! A day you've longed for over and over again!

WELCOME HOME Wagner Family!!!!

Amy

Carrie said...

congrats on coming home Elise! May God bless you and your family!!!!

Lunkentuss said...

I've been following your blog from Sweden and it almost felt like a familymember being able to take their baby home when I saw this post. I've been praying for you during this time and will surely continue to do so and hope to read more about your beautiful girls progress.

Anonymous said...

I"ve been reading your blog for quite a while. Prayers coming your way from Aurora, CO - near Denver

Stacey

Anonymous said...

Consider me nudged! Barbara K here from Armonk, NY. (just outside of NYC) Welcome home! Enjoy every day with the baby. (ok, the getting up 4 times in the middle of the night may not be so much fun!)

Hugs

Barbara

Courtney Paris said...

Yeah! This is so wonderfully exciting. So glad she's home, continued blessings your way!

Courtney in New Albany, In (just outside of Lousiville, ky)

Katie said...

Woohoo, Elise is home :o)
I was so happy to read your post and see the photos of you entering your house carrying your precious bundle in her carseat (the car seat that made it feel more real when she was in hospital!).

I hope that you soon get into a comfortable rhythm of having a little bubs in the house and it all goes well for you. And re the staying up all night - it's not just Mums of preemies that do that :o)

Here's to this new chapter!!
Katie (Texas, orig from the UK)

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!
-Amy in Arkansas

Cindi said...

I have been absent from reading your blog due to school ending (I'm a Kindergarten teacher) and am thrilled that she is home! What a wonderful surprise! She is just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! I join you in rejoicing over your little one and her homecoming. I hope you don’t mind, we have heard about your family thru your sister-in-law’s blog, thru my sister-in-law’s blog (candee marchant). You see, we have something in common. My husband and I welcomed our baby girl into the world unexpectedly on March 7th via c-section over six weeks early and share similar ups and downs of the NICU life. Having a preemie is full of new challenges and blessings for sure. We will continue to pray for you in the days ahead. You will be amazed how quickly she will grow and catch up to other newborns in size, we sure have! God bless you. Sleep when you can! ~Marta Volz

Anonymous said...

Coco- glad your new little sister is home! Hope you guys got some sleep last night! Congratulations to you all!
Robyn McLamb
Clayton, NC

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful thing! To finally have your baby home. I'm so happy for you.

Cathy (Richard's Mom), a neighbor

Grayson's Mommy said...

Congrats on the little one coming home! I know it has been a very long journey but yall have done awesome! My name is Jennifer and I am a momma to Grayson who is now 10 months old! He was in the NICU for 5 days a lot less time than your little one... but everyone of those 5 days where horrible for me! I have read your blog from the beginning and have prayed for your whole family along the way! Every time something good happened I smiled and praised the Lord, every time there was a set back I cried and prayed that the Lord had his hands on your little girl! I am so happy that Elisse is home! I know that each day that mine was in the NICU made it so that I never wanted to leave him and I still don't I leave him for work which is a must other than that we are hip and hip and I would NEVER change that!
Congrats again and I am so happy your little one is home where she belongs! I hope that you are able to keep up the blogging now that she is home, so that we are able to keep up with how she is doing!

Colleen Martin said...

What fabulous news! We are so very happy for you. I hope that soon Elise and Coco will be playing out on the lawn so we can run across the street to say "Hi!"

IAmDenise said...

I have been praying for you guys!

Denise in Canada

Claire said...

Yay! Oh, I am so happy for you all! I will continue to pray!

Cxx

Katie Spinks said...

so happy to finally read she is home will continue to pray that you all adjust well to life at home!!

Kimmie Jo said...

I have been following your blog for a while now and I can not tell you how excited I am that precious Elise is finally home!! What an answered prayer.

Rejchrts said...

We are so excited for you guys!!! What an answer to prayer. Had not read the blog in a few days and had no idea she was getting to come home!! We will continue to pray for her health and growing and as you both adjust to her being home! Congrats again! Ivo&Amy~

Angie said...

I am in tears crying that she is home!!! I have been following for a while and comment every once in a while-but WOW!!! I am so excited for all of you. What a big girl and how fun....I live in Kansas and my heart is with you right now!!

Angie

Hannah said...

YEA!!! She's home! this is exciting... I think I've been following your blog since Elise was about 2 weeks old. I'm from Louisville Ky and my name is Hannah S

Kristin Duke Mauriceville, TX said...

I don't know if you recall me commenting previously, but I want you to know I've been following you ever since Kelly mentioned you on her blog. So excited that you guys are home. That's so awesome. You know my husband asked me the other day why I just had to check your blog all the time and I told him because I wanted to know how God was answering my prayers! So happy for your family and thanking God for being Who He is and will always be! Enjoy!

Joëlle said...

wonderful ! I'm so glad you could finally go home, Elise !
My daughter Anaëlle was a preemie too as I told your parents in another comment a few weeks ago.
We will certainly continue to read your blog, curious as we are.
take care !
Joëlle & family from Strasbourg, France

Amy's Adventures said...

I went to Multnomah with you and have been reading your blog. Found it through Kelly's Korner...small world!

april said...

Welcome home Ellie! You are a beautiful baby girl! Aaron and I have been praying for you since we found out your mommy was pregnant with you. We are so happy that you are home!...baby ezekiel is really excited to hang out with you!
We love you,
Aaron and April
p.s. you probably already know this...but you have the greatest mommy and daddy!

Anonymous said...

I'm catching up late- but I love you guys and I've been praying for you all!! I'm so stoked that Elise is home now and you are all settling into life home together!!!!! Praise God, for sure, for sure!
Love you!
Suzanne Berryessa

Designer Brian and Seamstress Monica said...

So happy for you both! Sounds like things are going well! We have been praying for you a whole bunch! Can't wait to meet the beautiful little girl! She is looking more and more like her mommy, I remember! I wonder if she will one day wander around in circles blowing bubbles and saying "Momma" like her mommy used too! So crazy to see my little cousin with her very own baby!!! God is so GREAT! Love you all!
Monica Albaugh