Sunday, November 4, 2012

Bringing home Cameron

Well I think it might be all down hill from here.  October 2012 has been the BEST time of my life!  There are so many things to write about but I'm going to stick to them in sequential order so I don't miss any.

We spent 2 straight weeks driving to and from the hospital so that we would spend a little bit of time with our tiny little man.  My heart goes out to all of the families that are doing that routine for months on end because it is definitely not an easy thing to do.  We were thrilled when on Oct. 26 we drove to the Peter Laugheed NICU for the final time and brought our baby home.  We relished the moments we had putting Cameron in his "going home" outfit, taking pictures, and watching the nurses fawn over him for the last time.  The nurses made me cry when they kissed him and said "Goodbye Cameron!  Have a beautiful life, you special boy!"  I could NOT stop crying!  I was completely overwhelmed with joy, gratitude, and humility.  2 weeks prior we had been not so patiently waiting on the adoption list wondering if there would be another baby for our family and now we were bringing him home to be with our family, where he belongs.

From the hospital we drove to the airport to pick up my mom.  It was a very special thing to have her there to share in the beautiful first moments the boys would experience with their baby brother.  Evan and Landon knew he was coming home that night and they were sooooooo excited.  When I walked in the door they could hardly stand it.  I put down the carrier, which had the snow cover on it, and Landon kept saying ... "open it, open it!!!"  It was pretty much like Christmas day for them.

They have been so proud.  They tell everyone about their new baby brother Cameron.  They teach people about his oxygen tubes.  They make sure that people know that he lives in our house and he is to stay at our house.  Landon is so funny when he is teaching people about Cameron's oxygen tubes.  He will say things like, "Those are for his breath."  or  "He needs that to help him breathe cause he doesn't breath good."  More often than not the boys are asking to hold their baby brother or feed him etc.  They are in love!

In fact we are all in love and have had the best week smothering this little one with our love!!!





 this is the "blanket" Cameron came home with from the NICU.  The funny thing is that it really was big enough to act as a blanket, eventhough it looks more like a knit handkerchief.  


 Cameron and his betrothed!  We took this picture to use in the wedding video!
(not joking either!)

We love you Cameron



12 comments:

Dani said...

This post made me cry. You have the most beautiful family. Welcome Home Cameron!!

Fred ... said...

I'm jealous that mom gets to be there and I can't. Your family beautiful.

Jen and Ricky said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!! What a special family you have. i love reading your stories since i cant be there to hear or experience them in person. Congrats to you all again. so special!! :)

Eric said...

That brought back a lot of memories for me! I'm really happy for you guys!

Claudia said...

Welcome Home!! I am so so happy for you! You live a beautiful life. Love you!

Team K-L said...

This is the sweetest! So happy for you guys. I thought of you today because a man with Downs syndrome was interviewed on NPR today and it was so moving and inspiring. He basically said that he felt special to be different and he thought what made him and his "special friends" remarkable was that despite all the adversity they faced, they still remained optimistic and loved life. Cue my tears.

Peter and Mandy said...

Yay he's home! I can't get over how small he is. I forgot that they come that small....Love the pic of Landon and him. What sweet brothers he has.

Dorienne said...

I love your little guys. They are so sweet.

Linz said...

Yay for baby #3 at home! He is so adorable, and the big brothers could not be sweeter! So cool! Congrats, Kira.

The Nielsen Family said...

Whirlwind time!! He is so precious and his brothers are so precious with him!! HOORAY HORRAY!!!!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

So adorable :) I remember you had a friend who had a child with down syndrome and thought that would be a great friend for you to have... too cute you are planning their future nuptiuals! haha

Da Costa said...

He's so beautiful, Kira!!!!! And I about died when I saw that last picture! Melt my heart! Loves!