Friday, April 9, 2010

Welcome Home Joshua

We are happy to announce that Joshua is finally home after 7 weeks in the hospital. He was not sent home with any monitors or oxygen as we all initially expected. I guess that's the benefit of him staying in the hospital for so long... he weened himself of his need for those things. He last weighed in at nearly 8 lbs. (7 lbs. 15 oz.). His length was 19 inches. He's one chunky monkey, and we are more than happy to have him home. We were especially grateful to finally introduce Brooklyn to her baby brother. She is very excited about him and is not exhibiting any signs of resentment... yet. She wants to hold him all the time and always pets his head when he grunts or cries saying, "it's okay Josh." What a great big sister! Thank you all for all your thoughts and prayers these last several weeks... they've helped!

Joshua's last day in the hospital.

His ride home from the hospital.

Brooklyn looks pretty excited to hold him.

He looks pretty happy to be home, too. :)
Joshua's first bath at home... he liked the bath, but did NOT like the pink washcloth. ;)

Video of Brooklyn meeting Joshua for the very first time. You can hear her say, "Oh, hi Josh! How are you doing?" at one point.


The Ollila's said...

The moment we have all been waiting for. YEAH!!! We are so glad he is home. I hope the adjustment to baby #2 at home goes smooth. We love you guys!!!

Tiffany said...

That is so exciting! It must feel wonderful to finally have him with the fmaily. We lvoe you guys tons! Give him lots of kisses from us.

Brooklyn's reaction was priceless!

Bryan and Michelle said...

Welcome home Joshua!! I bet it feels nice to be complete as a family. Brooklyn is going to love being a big sister. We love and miss ya'll!

The Memea family said...

I'm sure you all are so ecstatic to have him finally home! I'm glad everything went well in the hospital and that weened himself from the 'extra help'! He has gotten so big and I'm so happy for you guys!

Anonymous said...

My second baby weighed 3 pounds and eleven ounces. He is now 22 years of age. Your baby is BEAUTIFUL!!!