Allison Meets Eliza

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Last evening Whitney brought Eliza home.  She got to spend her first night in her bed after 2 1/2 months in the hospital.  According to her mom, she slept very well.  Whitney heard her (really) cry for the first time as they got her ready to go and they were transferring her into her car seat.  She loves being held and I think she was frustrated by the commotion involved in moving her from the hospital crib to the car seat.  She must have been thinking "what is going on?".  But she was easily calmed down.
She's such a sweet baby.  I can't wait to see her in her home environment.  We have Allison for a few days while Whitney settles in with Eliza and gets down the first few feedings without nurse assistance. 


Lucky for me, Shelbie was on hand when Allison met Eliza for the first time.  I wasn't able to be there so it was really important to record this sweet first encounter.  I think having this clip will be important for Allison and Eliza as they grow.

I'm so excited Eliza is home with her family.  Thank you all for your prayers and comments.  So many of you have cared about our new little baby and I wanted to share this special moment with you.

-nanette
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Suzan said...

Such a happy day!!

Annette said...

That gives me goosebumps. I'm so excited for you all. Wonderful!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Such a wonderful time! Allison seems pretty happy about her sister:)

Darlene said...

Oh my goodness, Nanette, I'm so excited to hear this wonderful news! Allison is going to be a terrific big sister. Hugs to you and yours.

em's scrapbag said...

So happy for your family. Looks like Allison is very happy with her little sister.

Sandi said...

That video clip is so sweet and I'm so glad you shared it. Allison's excitement was so fun to watch. :-) So good that Eliza is home.

Carolyn J. said...

Such wonderful news that Eliza is finally able to come home. The video is so precious, brought tears to my eyes. Enjoy loving your beautiful granddaughters!!!

Lynn said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful family moment with us. So happy for you. So much fun to see Allison's reaction. Eliza is such a beautiful baby, I love the b&w picture. Enjoy your time with Allison the next few days!

A.J. Dub. said...

Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing these tender moments.

michelle said...

Thar was so sweet. I cried through the whole thing. Everything is good now that she is home. She has such long eye lashes. She is just precious.

michelle said...

Thar was so sweet. I cried through the whole thing. Everything is good now that she is home. She has such long eye lashes. She is just precious.

Michele said...

Yay, she's home. Just love Eliza's 'do and the excited big sis. I bet they will be the best of friends.

Josie Passell said...

Wonderful news, Allison is a lovely big sister for Eliza.

Marls said...

That's wonderful news. Hope the first night at home went well.

verykerryberry said...

such a lovely video, really touching to see Allison's excitement, her body language with all those wriggles just shows how excited she is!

•stephanie• said...

one little angel meets another even tinier angel.
how sweet was that?
so excited eliza got to come home.
that's such a great sign!

Dotty Dolly said...

So pleased for you all. Joan

Bolo heads said...

That was about the cutest thing ever!! She was so excited, I better hurry and finish up her dress now that she is home.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

So precious! That's adorable :) So glad she's home and with her sister!!

Cheryl said...

That is the sweetest video and such a keepsake. Allison is going to be a wonderful big sister. Yes, I had happy tears for you all while I watched it. Hugs and prayers to you all. Thanks so much for sharing this with us all.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

How wonderful that she's going home...like anyone she will thrive in a more relaxed environment. Best wishes to them all!

Cardygirl said...

Lovely pics of a happy homecoming.

madrekarin said...

Yay for Eliza being home! What a lovely video. Allison is going to be a great big sister. :)

Muddling Through said...

Oh, Nanette, that is the sweetest thing I've seen all day! Allison is so excited and Eliza is so beautiful (so is her mother!). Now they can get down the job of real living.

Nedra said...

I cried tears of joy with you! So wonderful to hear Allison's excitement to see her new sister HOME! Yipeeeeeee!
I am so happy for your family.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

What an amazing time!! I know everyone is thrilled and soooo relieved to have her home. I know it has been hard on everyone and now let the fun begin!!!

I was tickled to hear Allison's squeaky little voice and see her excitement!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Nanette, What a very happy day! Thank you so much for sharing it!

Sherry said...

Oh happy day! Eliza is home with her family. I love the video of Allison meeting Eliza - wonderful! Happy news indeed. Blessings on this sweet family. Thanks Nanette for sharing this with us.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a joyous time Nanette! I am so happy that Allison was able to meet Eliza and Eliza will be sleeping in her own bed.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Fine Nanette. Now I'm sitting here crying like a baby! What a beautiful little video -- and treasured keepsake. I'm so happy the long awaited day has finally arrived for your family!

Cynthia said...

I'm so happy for you and that baby Eliza is home with her parents and all is well :)

connieteasley said...

Eliza will be their new little "sunshine" each day. As if, Allison isn't already. Beautiful!

Shari said...

So happy to hear Eliza is ok and home. May the Lord bless her and all the family.

Moose on the Porch Quilts said...

Such good news! I loved seeing how Allison was so excited she could hardly stand it. She is already a great big sister!

Carrie P. said...

that video is just precious. thanks for sharing Eliza's homecoming with us.Brings tear to my eyes. Just so sweet.

PamKittyMorning said...

So happy an excited for everyone. I am cracking up over Allison laughing!

jen duncan said...

Oh my gosh. Allison's complete THRILL over it all brought tears to my eyes. I think God picked her special to be Eliza's sister. Congratulations and best wishes to the family.

AnnieO said...

Oh, Yay she's home sweet home where she can be full-time loved up by her mommy, daddy, big sis, and of course doting grandparents and aunties and uncles and cousins. Gosh, what a lucky baby!

KatieQ said...

Thanks for sharing the video and the photos. It's good to see she is home where she belongs surrounded by love.

Janet said...

oh my gosh, that was such a sweet video and I had to shed a little tear. Happy homecoming to Eliza!!

Aunt Spicy said...

Ohhhh, what a sweetheart! So happy for all of you!

sparkle jars said...

This video was so heartwarming. Thank you for sharing.

Barbara said...

Just catching up and was so happy to hear your good news! Best wishes to all of you.

Joy said...

Nannette that clip made me smile, what a lovely first meeting that was. Congratulations to the whole gawjus family :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

RETRO-Fabulous Blog said...

Allison is already an awesome big sis!!! So great to see how excited she is. You all will cherish this video for decades to come. I'm SO happy for everyone that beautiful baby Eliza is FINALLY home!! =)
All my best,
Heather