Friday, January 21, 2011

Home!

What a wonderful and crazy week this has been.  We brought our beautiful baby girl home yesterday!  We are in love with Ellie Grace already and so many others are too! 

Here are some pics from yesterday.  I'll share more info when we have time.  We are just enjoying our sweet baby girl and praising God!!  He has blessed us beyond anything we could have imagined!


Checking her out for the first time!

FINALLY!!  A family of THREE!

Daddy holding his girl for the first time.

Look at that smile!

We have the MOST amazing friends and church family.  We came home to this sweet surprise. 
First feeding at home by mommy.  Can you tell I've been bawling all day?  Tears of joy!

Daddy does the second feeding later in the evening.

Such big eyes!

Ellie Grace

Big Yawn

Sam is being so good and wants to be right there with us.  Time for bed!


Thank you so much for your support, well wishes and prayers from my last post.  I could feel it all!


Hugs!
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43 comments:

Browniris said...

Congratulations! You have a beautiful baby girl!!!

Mrs. MidAtlantic said...

Oh my, she is beautiful! The one picture where she's looking at HER daddy is beautiful. I'm so happy for you!

Jonelle said...

Aww Congratulations, Jennifer. What a beautiful baby girl you have. So happy for you guys.

Ashley said...

Congrats~ She's beautiful!! Enjoy every second!

Courtney said...

Oh Jennifer, she's just beautiful!!! I am SO excited for you and your husband! Praise God for this wonderful blessing!!!

The Rileys said...

Congrats to you guys...such an amazing experience!!!

Anonymous said...

This confirms it - adoption is THE most wonderful thing in the world :)

Congratulations - she is beautiful!

Cherish This Life! said...

Oh I am crying right along with you. Praise the Lord! You all look so happy, and what a roller coaster week. CONGRATS!!!!! SO, so, so happy for you guys!

The Lungos said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful and I am crying tears of joy for your family! You are truly blessed!

~Rachel~ said...

JENNIFER! Oh my gosh I am so happy for you! And you have a girl! This is perfect because then I can send you a little something from Jazz It Up for her. :-)

E said...

What an amazing week for you guys! Soak it all up! Congratulations to the new family... She is perfect!

Megan said...

Oh Jennifer!!! I am SOOOOO Happy for you and Barry! What a beautiful princess!! Congratulations Mommy and Daddy!! The pictures are priceless!!!! What a blessing and a miracle from Heaven above!

Deni said...

Those pictures are beautiful!!!! You are both glowing and Ellie is too precious for words! I've said it a million times now, but I am SO EXCITED for you!!! Continuing to pray for you, Barry, and sweet Ellie!

Carol said...

Proof that dreams do come true! What a lucky little baby and a lucky mommy and daddy. And doggy, too!

Patience said...

She is beautiful! You've given me such hope in this post. My blog is listed right above yours on ICLW, and it was meant for me to find your blog, I think. Congratulations!

ICLW

kkasun said...

She is sooo beautiful! I am so happy for you both!
I love the picture of your husband holding her with that huge smile of pride and love!
Congratulations!

RELH said...

Amazing!

Samantha said...

Absolutely perfect! You can tell you and her daddy are already SO in love with her! I am so happy for you Momma! Congrats again!

Faith said...

Oh my, I have tears in my eyes! I bet you are feeling like you are living in another world right now! She is so gorgeous- that hair is so beautiful:). I love all the pictures, and can feel all those feelings as I look at you looking at your sweet baby....we are only 5 months out from all those initial feelings, and I can tell you, the adventure is awesome! Enjoy your little angel!

Amanda said...

I know you don't know me, but I've been following your blog for a while. I honestly can't remember how I stumbled across it. It must have been a friend of a friends blog I was looking at..Anyway, I'm soo happy for you guys..that is such amazing news! She's so beautiful. Praise God for such an amazing lil blessing!

Missy said...

She is adorable!

Sarah said...

I am CRYING! :) Congratulations on your beautiful Ellie Grace!!! Love her name! :)

Jenn said...

She is beautiful! Congrats! Your story gives me hope after our failed adoption.

Dawn said...

Oh y'all. She is just gorgeous. I am a lurker, but am so happy for you two. It gives me hope that God does truly come through in the end. Enjoy your precious daughter!

Dawn

Ashley said...

Soooo happy for you!! This post had me in tears!

Sarah said...

Jennifer~My heart just skipped a beat reading this. YOUR DAUGHTER is gorgeous. May the coming weeks bring you lots of bonding time. Praising God with you for such a joyous miracle and time in your lives!

Amy said...

Hello and congratulations! I found your blog through a mutual friend, Deni. I had to skip on over and read all about your adoption. What a beautiful baby girl!!! This fellow blonde is looking forward to getting to know you! :-)

Andrea said...

Sweetest Jennifer,

My heart remains so full as I read this beautiful post and gaze at this precious little gift from GOD. What a blessing!

Ellie Grace is beautiful and I can see the amazing JOY that she is bringing to you and Barry. Enjoy every second!

I'm continuing to praise God for this miracle :)

One tought remains in my head....
"All things are possible for those who BELIEVE"

xxx
Andrea

Ronnie and Suzi said...

What a blessing! Found you through Deni's blog and just wanted to say "Congratulations"! We are also an adoptive family and hearing of other families being built by God in this way is always a joy! Enjoy these moments! It all goes by so fast!

S.I.F. said...

Oh wow oh wow oh wow!! I am seriously just sobbing right now! So happy for you friend!!

twondra said...

She is soooo beautiful!! Congratulations!!!

Browniris said...

I nominated you for a blog award!

Browniris said...

I nominated you for a blog award!

Browniris said...

I nominated you for a blog award!

BBH said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful!

AP said...

Just found your blog through ICLW and teared up looking at your pictures. So happy for you and your family of three!!! Enjoy every second.

AP
http://mydustyuterus.blogspot.com

tonya said...

Congratulations on your beautiful little girl.

It is so exciting to finally bring your baby home -- makes me remember our two adoptions -- one six years ago and one 3 1/2 years ago.

Enjoy your baby!

Sam said...

She is an absolute beauty; now I'm crying, too. And you two look exactly right with her. How perfect.

paradykes said...

Congratulations, Ellie Grace is beautiful!!!

ICLW 121

Kelli said...

BEAUTIFUL * AMAZING * PERFECT

Tears of joy welling up for you and your family of three!! God bless you!!

Becky said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!!! I love the name you chose. These amazing pictures have brought tears to my eyes, especially the "finally a family of three" one. I am thrilled for you guys.

Maria said...

simply simply amazing . . . tears . . .!

God bless the women who made us mothers!!

Stacey said...

Oh Jennifer!!! I haven't been up to date on reading blogs and look at what I missed! What a beautiful daughter you have. She is truly precious and I am beyond happy for the two of you. What an amazing blessing! I'm looking forward to future posts about your new life together. Much love to you!!

 
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