Monday, March 30, 2009

Updates

Thank you so much for welcoming Natalie with your sweet comments, thoughts and prayers.

These first two weeks have been quite a rollercoaster, as I actually had some major complications in delivering Natalie. We were in the hospital for four days, and I ended up needing a blood transfusion before being able to come home. I am so grateful to be feeling much stronger now, and Natalie's been doing great all along. Praise the Lord!
So far, Nathan has been a very sweet big brother and has been adjusting really well. Thanks to those who suggested that Natalie "give" Nathan a gift at the hospital. Nathan received a train set from his little sister, and it went over very well.

I love this pic of Natalie snuggling with Grammie. Thanks, Mom, for all you did for us while you were here! We love you.

Grandpa meets Natalie and greets Nathan.

Now a family of four!

24 comments:

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Oh, that is a GREAT pic of the four of you! I also love the one of your mom and Natalie...and the one of Nathan and Natalie too!

Glad you're feeling stronger. I'll pray your parents get home safely. It's snowing HARD here right now, but looks like it will be clearing later. Of course that's just here...and snow usually moves east. Hope they escape the worst of it.

Wendi said...

Sorry to hear you had some complications. I am so glad that you are feeling better!

Loved seeing all the pictures!

Carrie said...

YAY for health and stregnth. Praise God for a beautiful and healthy family! Wonderful pictures!

angie said...

Praise God for His faithfulness during your extended hospital stay!
Thank you for sharing snippits of the additional love Natalie has brought into your family.

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

What sweet pictures! I'm so sorry to read that you had some complications with the birth, but I'm so very glad that you and Natalie are just fine now!

Kendra said...

I love the pictures! Thanks for sharing more! The new family photo is great!!! Love you all!

Wendy said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures of your beautiful family. I absolutely love the picture with your dad and your son and daughter.
I am glad you are feeling better.

debra said...

Congratulations again. She is so sweet. I love the picture of your family, and the one with your mom. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Enjoy this precious time.

gail said...

oh i'm so happy for you! love that pic of your whole family.

i hope you are feeling better and healing quickly. that is so great your mom and dad could come and be with you guys.

who made the cake? great idea!

thehomespunheart said...

Great family picture! I love all the pix! Who made the cake - super cute, love you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures, Carrie. I've been anxious to see more.
So glad you are doing better and that Natalie is doing well. Your Mom called me "from the road" this morning to give me an update. I know you were glad to have both your parents there for a while.Who made the Welcome cake for Natalie?
So sweet!
I continue to pray daily for all of you.

Love you, Grandma

Mary Ann said...

You've been in my thoughts and prayers, Carrie. So glad to read an update. I'm glad you are feeling a whole lot better.

Nathan and Natalie are both such precious blessings from God!

Kristin said...

Fun to see some new pictures of the whole family! Adorable! And someone did a great job on that cake too! Can't wait to catch up with you again soon!

Love,
Kristin

Michelle said...

SO sweet...and you look wonderful! I'm sorry to hear that you had complications...but so glad that you are doing well. Your children are adorable...good job, Mom!

Kimberlee said...

I am so glad that you are feeling stronger!

Your family looks beautiful! She seems like the perfect addition!

Jenny said...

So glad your doing well, and your family is so sweet looking. Love all the new photos.

Ginger said...

So happy all is well for you!

Christy@MercyEveryMorning said...

Glad everything is ok now...what a rough time you had! Cute pictures. :)

Mom said...

Great photos! :) We are so thankful for Natalie's safe arrival and that you are recovering well. We are glad we could be there to share in this momentous change in your family! Love you and miss you, Mom

Susan said...

A lovely family! I am happy for you Carrie!

Bevy said...

Congratulations!! What a sweet bundle of joy...
How is big brother taking to her?
Enjoy all the moments of rest you can. God bless you all!

Heather Overby said...

Hi Carrie,
I'm sorry to hear of the extra challenges that you've endured recently. I praise God for His healing hand in your life and the blessing of your little miracle(s). I can see the fingerprints of God...
Blessings!
Heather

Anonymous said...

Love the family photos - you guys look good together. :) Lovely to chat last week, my dear. Looking forward to this week too! You are in my prayers and thoughts.

Love you!
Mandi

Anonymous said...

As always, the pictures are so great - I'm so glad I get to see them. :) Keep keepin' it real, sista. Oh yeah. Love you.

Mandi