Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Due date

Thanks, y'all, for your gracious comments on my recent post.

It is so strange thinking that today is the date I anticipated for many months, the date I expected to meet our precious daughter, Naomi. Instead, she turns 7 weeks old today. You may recall that I, too, was born 7 weeks early, so that has added an interesting piece to our story. Naomi is doing well, growing as she should, and usually living up to the meaning of her name which is "sweet and pleasant." In case you're wondering, she was named after Eric's late grandmother. Her middle name, Danielle, is in honor of my dad, Daniel--who continues to inspire us all with how well he is doing. (He is still getting regular tests and treatments and is responding amazingly to all of it.)

We've had a lot of support from friends and family, for which we are most grateful. After being here for 6 weeks with our children (What an amazing gift!), my parents stayed an additional week to help us all adjust. Shortly after their departure, Eric's parents came to help for 10 days. And now we begin the next chapter in our lives of being home as a family of 5 (or 6, if you count our dog!)

I hope to post again soon, but I wanted to check in on this significant day. Blessings!

13 comments:

thehomespunheart said...

Can't wait to see you guys next week and meet N3!

Mom said...

Glad to see this adorable photo of sweet little Naomi Danielle. :) It doesn't seem possible that she is seven weeks old already! We are so thankful that you and she have both recovered so well from the ordeal you went through! Love and miss you, Mom

angie said...

And God's timing is perfect. I hope both you and she are feeling well.

Maggie said...

Oh, wow...Naomi is darling! I hope you are healing quickly, Carrie!

Wendi said...

She is adorable! I hope you all are adjusting well.

rmslil said...

Beautiful! glad things are going god with her. Praise the Lord!

Anonymous said...

Adorable picture of sweet Baby Naomi. She is precious, Carrie.
I too cannot believe she is 7 weeks old already! I'm so thankful that she is healthy and growing and that you too are doing well.

I loved the announcement and the picture of Natalie for her 3rd birthday is PRECIOUS.

Thinking of you with love, Grandma

Speaky1013 said...

You always say it beautifully, Carrie! We are so thankful for Naomi and how God has been/continues to be so gracious to the Andersons and Odells!

Praising God with you!
Mandi

Katie said...

What an amazing testimony of God's love, blessing, providence, and protection. So thankful for sweet Naomi's progress!! Due today!!? Wow. What a special milestone that she is here and healthy. Praise God.

I love the significance of her name, just as with your other children. And I think it's so neat how close Natalie Dell and Naomi Danielle sound! =)

Praying for all of you,
Katie

Kara K said...

Naomi is a sweetie :)

erin said...

I can't believe it has been seven weeks already! Praying for you guys as you continue to adjust. :)

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

She's a pretty little thing! So glad everyone is doing well in the aftermath of a tough pregnancy/birth.

becka said...

I've been reading for a couple of years. I found your blog through your sister, Monica's.