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!