After days of recouping in a hospital bed and getting our baby to eat, Henry and I are happy and at home in our own place. It makes us both calmer, happier and healthier. I loved having the help of the nurses at the hospital as I recouped my body and got Henry’s belly all cleaned out from mucus build up, yet I am so glad to be at home and introducing our baby boy to our home.
Daddy kept up his work and his Daddy duties during our 4 day stay at the hospital. He is such a great multi-tasker. It makes my heart explode to see Randall love this boy as much as he does. His smile is larger and his heart is softer, as though he needed any improvement. I love Henry’s Daddy so much more after these past few days. This sweet man labored for 21 hours with me, without a break. I pushed for 3.5 hours with him right there, sweating and crying with me. After almost 7 years of marriage, I love him in a totally new way after this life changing experience.
Our baby boy is perfect to me. This is him in his coming home outfit. It was a gown but his Daddy said it was a dress. Funny man, he is. He was precious in it. The ride home was surreal and exciting.
Henry and his Daddy are best buds already. I love having them in the floor of our Den under our Christmas tree. God has truly blessed me with these handsome boys. The hands on help is more than I ever expected. Julie always said Stephen was the best mom she ever knew, but I have to argue with her. Randall is the best mom I have ever meet.
Tonight I was talking on the phone to my cousin Sarah and I told her I looked like Shrek! No one could have ever prepared me for all this swelling and pain. Wow. Randall tells me how pretty I look, knowing he must be in awe at my “cankles” and tree trunk legs. I love how he tells me how proud he is of me right when I need to hear it. I had Mom and Julie bring my small maternity jeans to the hospital and I ended up wearing my large maternity jeans and they were tighter today than they were when I wore them into the hospital on Tuesday. For real, I am still not believing no one told me it was this insane afterwards. More power to you, Michelle Duggar.
3 thoughts on “Welcome Home, Henry”
So glad you are home and doing well. 🙂 Henry is a doll!!!!! Hats off to you and Randall for laboring for 21 hours! 🙂
Abby, I'm so happy for you and Randall! Henry is just beautiful and I know that this Christmas will be the best ever for you all. Now you know how Mary felt:)!Our love, D and D
He is so precious! You all are great parents already!