Saturday, February 13, 2010

Long-awaited Homecoming

On Friday we brought the boys home! It was a very emotional day for me. I cried tears of joy and cried tears of fear. I couldn't wait to bring the boys home, but was scared to death to findally do so. I think up until the point of putting them in our car it still seemed surreal that they were ours. It was as if we were going through the motions and falling more and more in love with these two little cuties, but I felt as though I was waiting for someone to pull the rug out from under us. The moment the nurse helped us load the boys into the SUV and we drove away from the hospital it became real and that's when the tears really started to flow. Crossing the threshhold of our door also hit me hard--this was the thing that we never got to do with Myles. I flashed back to, February 16, 2008, the day when we walked through the doorway to our house without Myles. It was finally happening for us we were finally bringing our children into our house. Liam and Silas are alive and well and they are our children. After a five year journey filled with heartache and devastation we have arrived at our much anticipated, longed awaited destination--we are finally parents to not just one living child but two living children! Our dream has finally come true and we have K (and big brother Myles) to thank for this most amazing gift!








We are settling into a routine and things are going well. At night J does the 10pm to 2am shift and I do the 2am to 8am shift. After 8am we tag team the responsibilities, which we continue throughout the day, but after J goes back to work in 2.5 weeks I'll be on my own for the daytime care (well with the help of my mom, neighbors, and friends). I'm quite amazed at how quickly the days goes by. I can't really even tell you what we do all day other than feed babies, change diapers, clean bottles, laugh at the funny faces the boys make, cuddle them, and admire the boys while they sleep. We are so in love and are already enjoying our new lives!

25 comments:

Caba said...

Yeah! Glad to hear you are all home safe ... now the fun really begins! Your boys are beautiful ... enjoy this special time with them!

Intending To Be Parents said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for your guys! They are such handsome little fellas and I am so happy you finally have them home!!

Kristi H said...

Congrats! Your boys are just precious (and look so much alike!) Treasure those first few months... it seems like I just brought my girls home and we celebrated their 1st birthday yesterday! Time flies when you're having fun!

N said...

How amazing.

Congratulations!! They are beautiful, and I'm so happy for you.

meinsideout said...

Amazing - I am so happy for you. I am so overwhelmed with joy for you - you have gone through so much.

Ashley D said...

I am in tears of joy for you guys.

James, Dawn and Family said...

HOOORAY and CONGRATS! I'm so excited for you. Keep enjoying them.

Debir said...

Niki, seeing you hold those precious babies brings joy to my heart! You have 3 beautiful sons and I know Myles loves being a big brother to Liam and Silas!
What does Asha and Elvis think of the babies?
Debi (SC)

sprogblogger said...

So very happy for you! Your family is such a good reminder that sometimes good things do happen to good people.

Bluebird said...

Oh my gosh, look at them all snuggled up together! Ahhhh.

I can't imagine how emotionally overwhelming the homecoming must have been.

Amanda and Bernie said...

I'm so happy to hear that your boys are home...what a beautiful day that must have been.

I wanted to let you know that I have featured your story on my blog today, coinciding with my walk for the MOD this year.

Monica said...

Congratulations. I'm glad the boys are home. I remember doing shifts with Travis too.... ear plugs are wonderful things. :) Good luck!

leikay2 said...

I cried tears of joy reading your post. I am a surro who is currently 34 weeks pg and this is the day I dream of!!! Maybe I am a bit over emotional but I simply cannot wait to make my IP's parents.. CONGRATS again and enjoy EVERY second cause they don't stay little for long!! I remember when both my girls were home from the hospital and then bam a yr. later at their first b-day it was such a flash!! Enjoy momma!!

Liz said...

Yay!! I am SO happy for you guys:) Congratulations and have fun enjoying every minute of it! :)

Meg. said...

SO glad you have the boys home safe and sound now! They look amazing! So healthy and peaceful.

Enjoy every minute of your time at home with them (I know you will!).

Saffy said...

N & J,
Congrats :) I get the surreal bit - I felt exactly the same way ;)
The boys are home now - safe and sound. Now a new adventure begins. Of course it's going to be fabulous. Your journey to this point has been a tough one, and that's an understatement, yet the rewards are there to cuddle.
I can't wait to follow the boys as they grow older.
Welcome home boys x

Kelly said...

Your journey has been amazing and definitely emotion filled. Can't believe the day has come and you are a mommy to your babies!!!! Enjoy every second with them. :*)

Mike and Alicia said...

Wonderful!

Lost in Space said...

So glad they are home and you are ready to begin a new chapter. Wishing you all the best.

Ruth said...

Seeing the boys home with you and J brings tears to my eyes. I am so so happy for you.

Poppy said...

Darn it! I'm late to the party!!

So happy to hear the whole family is home, under the same roof...together!

I hope all is going well.

Thinking of you...

Waiting In Sunshine said...

Mazel Tov to you and your family!!!!

Love,
Hopefully another soon to be surro success story,
Sunshine

Jaymee said...

so very happy for you! i am just sitting here with tears streaming down my face. they are beautiful!

N said...

I'm so very happy for you. I remember very well the day we brought the babies home. It's remarkable to be with your babies alone for the first time ever. With surrogacy you never have those private moments during the pregnancy. I sat with Nathan in my arms and just cried tears of relief and joy. I'm so happy you get to have that experience too.

MyLifeMyWorld & Growing Families said...

Congratulations, I'm sure this day was very bitter sweet, but more sweet. Myles is there with you, you know that, and it's wonderful to have those two babies home, healthy and well.