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