Monday, April 07, 2008

A Great Visit

First of all, Michael is doing just fine. His belly full of gas turned out to be just a belly full of gas and not a predictor of some dire situation. Thank goodness. Other than making him good and mad by halting his feeding for about 18 hours and then s-l-o-w-l-y bringing it back to where it was, he has survived unscathed.

When I went to visit him this morning I found out they had lifted the visitation restriction, put in place during cold and flu season, which meant we could bring Harper to the hospital to meet her brother! She was thrilled to bring along the stuffed dog she purchased for him back in February (when we thought he might be born any day).


But she was even more thrilled just to see Michael in person. She tried to hold his hand and gently pat his head. She exclaimed over how little he is and laughed at every little sound or move he made.



As we walked back through the halls toward the parking garage Harper said, over and over again, "That was a great visit!"


We really will be okay.

10 comments:

Mommy Daisy said...

Oh, how WONDERFUL! It seems surreal that he is already 4 weeks old, and this was Harper's first chance to meet him. Thank goodness though. I'm sure this made him more real and understandable to Harper now. And it will give her even more to talk abuot. The photos are lovely. I'm sure there will be many many great sibling photos to come. I can't wait to see how she is when he comes home. Soon!

Giselle said...

Oh, this post made me cry. I'm so happy that your family was all together at last. Now if it could just become an all-the-time thing.

Also, so glad that Michael is doing so well.

Lil Mouse said...

glad the visit went well.

Jana said...

This was just the sweetest post (with the sweetest pictures) I've read in a long time. How wonderful that Harper finally got to meet him!

Liz said...

awww.....that is so sweet!! those are great pictures and i am glad harper got to meet her little brother. :)

Hillary said...

I'm crying too. I am so happy that Harper was finally able to meet Michael. And I love her comment.

Anonymous said...

you really need to stop making me cry at work! i can't sit here at my desk sniffling all day...but i will. glad to hear you're all pulling through. I know there will still be some tough days, but just remember this one and the thought that the good days are going to outnumber the bad ones from here on out! Love you all...keep up the great work Kels. You're a wonderful Mom, wife, daughter, sister...and friend!

-Goobs

Erin said...

This just might be my all time favorite post in the history of blogging.

Emily said...

yay! yay! yay! This is such a relief! And Harper is so sweet! This is a great step in the right direction...

samantha jo campen said...

That made me cry too! SO GLAD you had such a great time as a whole family.

Sigh.