Wednesday, September 16, 2015

I'm back.....



Okay, let me see, where did I leave off?  In case you have not heard a little 4lb. 4oz. baby boy rocked our world on August 31st!  He was not due until Oct. 14th but hey, that's just a due date and must have meant anything to little Coleman.  It did not matter to him that his parents had both just started new jobs, had just moved into their home 3 days before, after living in an extended stay hotel for one month. And, his CiCi and Poppa had also just survived a major move.  Nope, none of this mattered because he was ready to enter this world and add to our excitement.
 Is he not pure sweetness!  Coleman was in the NICU for about 5 days and then in the step down unit for another week.  He did not ever have any serious issues, mainly just needed to get his body temperature stable and learn to suck, which he did in record time.  
 It was definitely love at first sight when I got to hold him in my arms.  But, oh, what a tiny little fella.  He looked like a burrito all bundled up.
Hubby and I left on Sept. 2nd headed to Oklahoma City and when we arrived at our daughter and SIL's house we almost turned and came back home. ~big smile~  There were boxes on top of boxes and we were pretty overwhelmed at the task at hand.  But, as parents do, we dug in with both feet and both hands and went to work.  There was cleaning that needed to be done and I'm pretty sure that there needs to be a law that says when you sell a  home that you MUST leave it in pristine condition for the new owners. ~no joke~  
It's was hard enough to figure out where we wanted things when we moved last month much less trying to figure out where our daughter wanted things.  She was back and forth to the hospital and would give us guidance as she could.  Our SIL was off the week of Coleman's birth and did the heavy lifting for us and by the time he went back to work we were into the decorating part and managed okay with that. Hubby and I both were pretty proud of ourselves.  We worked long and hard for 9 days and lived to tell about it.  And, of course, our daughter was more than grateful.  Our last day there I managed to do some cooking for them and put several meals in the freezer that they can pull out in the days ahead.  
Coleman got to come home the day before we left and he has done amazingly well.  He saw the Pediatrician on Monday and she gave him a glowing report and we are beyond thankful.
Tommy and I headed towards home Saturday morning and it was a very long day of travel and I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to get home.  We were so glad that we could go and help at such a stressful time for them, and we certainly did not have time to even think about home.  But, when we started towards home, we couldn't get here fast enough. ~chuckle~
Now, we are ready to get back into finishing getting ourselves settled here.  I still have not done any picture hanging or decorating but I'm getting close to that.  I had to cancel my time with my decorator because we were gone but we plan to get together next Tuesday and work some decorating magic on this place but, in the meantime, this little guy has worked magic on my heart for sure.
 I'm so glad to be back with you my sweet friends and blogging buddies! I've missed you greatly!


Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

17 comments:

  1. I am soo glad I've been able to keep up with things via Facebook...and SOO glad that everything has turned out soo well.. It is so wonderful that they are able to do so much for premies now...what an incredible blessing. And he is soo darling! I am also happy for your daughter that the two of you were able to go and help her get things settled and organized. How overwhelming it must have all been for her. I KNOW that especially after your big move that it wasn't an easy or fun job, but hey we do what we have to huh? I too stocked Mel's pantry and filled her freezer with as much as I could to make things easier for her after we left. I had every little stitch of laundry done too, lol. But of course she has continued to have her hands soo full. How I wish I lived close enough to her that I could throw in a helping hand here and there. But boy do I EVER know that feeling of wanting to get to home sweet home after 10 days or so there. Couldn't get there fast enough, lol. No doubt in my mind though I've grown to old for day after day of 3 of them 3 and under and a BIG house and sooo much to do. But I could to something to help occasionally IF I were there even if it were to just sit and hold and love on the baby and read books to the other too. Anyhoo, soo glad everything is settled and going well for your daughter and congratulations to all! May God bless sweet little Coleman with many, many, MANY years!

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  2. Congratulations on the safe arrival of your beautiful grandson!

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  3. Congrats and what a beautiful baby. Have a great week.

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  4. Congratulations! He is so precious and adorable. So glad he made it through his early arrival. Nothing like shaking things up for everyone.......

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  5. I think your daughter will treasure the memory of the practical help you provided. What a wonderful gift you were able to give in allowing her to come and go and be a mom, without worrying about getting the house in order. Your little grandson is adorable, and I've been following your tagged pics on FB. He seems to be doing well, and I bet he's going to have a lot of personality. He was ready to get going in life ahead of schedule : ) Enjoy this new little one, and also your home that I'm sure is lovely.

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  6. What a blessing and relief for your daughter and SIL that you were able to drop everything and go help! He is just precious! Time for you to take a breath and ease back into your own decorating. Fun times!

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  7. We have missed you but prayed for all of you and enjoyed the few updates you were able to give us.

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  8. What a beautiful baby, Lea and cannot even imagine what you have been through these last nine day…so happy all is well!

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  9. Congratulations on the birth of a healthy, but small, grandson! It is hard enough moving when we are seniors(or at least for me a year ago), but to have to unpack your daughter's house-now that is a gift of love.
    Well done!!! Hope you get all of your home just the way you want it and then can rest.
    Hugs, Noreen
    Thanks for your prayers for my friend.

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  10. What a sweetie. And what a blessing you guys were to your daughter. Glad you're back home to your own new house ... and new normal.

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  11. Congratulations on your precious little grandson! I am sure he continues to bring so much joy to all of you. Our grandson is also due in the second week of Oct., and this made me look forward to his birth all the more. Beautiful pictures!

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  12. Welcome back and what a gorgeous baby. Congrats!

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  13. Such good news that little Coleman is home and doing well. Our little grandson came right on his due date, and is also doing well. (Thanks for the comment!) You must be exhausted after a crazy few weeks, but that's what mamas (and dads) do. Our kids also welcomed their little one after some years of disappointment. God is good! Have you seen the book, 'Wish' by Matthew Cordell? So sweet for new parents who have prayed for a child. Have a blessed day!

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  14. Congrats. He is beautiful!! You are surely one blessed grandma!

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  15. He is so perfect and adorable...so glad all is going well with him.
    I'm sure your daughter and sil are thankful for you and hubby helping out in such a big way.

    Hugs!

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  16. Oh what wonderful blessings! The picture of you holding the precious new baby is just adorable! Congratulations to all of you!

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