|No more feeding tube!|
|I just love those little wrinkes!|
|Look how tiny. SO cute!|
Jessica was still around to help out, and life regained some normalcy. We got a little bit of a routine going. But on Nov. 21, my family came to take Jessica away! After a week long visit for Thanksgiving.
|First bath at home.|
|One of Jessica's many selfies...seriously. I probably had 1 GB of them by the time she left...|
|My three boys.|
|Love those wrinkles!|
|Josh and Mommy doing a science experiment.|
|Reading before bedtime.|
It was a lot of fun, we got to meet Efren (Hannah's boyfriend) who helped my Mom drive out, we went to Indianapolis, my mom and I got away for a little while, and spent way too long (according to the boys) at the antique mall. It was an enjoyable time for all. We stuffed ourselves on Thanksgiving and had pie and leftovers for DAYS afterwards.
|Uncle John and Joey|
|Rare smile caught on camera. He must know who she is.|
|Checking out Indy. Not the best photo, but we were there. :)|
|Heather loved the seashell display at the library.|
|We couldn't find any elevators, so the boys took turns lifting the stroller down (and up) the stairs.|
|Indy 500 track. Josh was SO excited!|
|We had probably 7 pies! They were all delicious!|
|Josh and Isaac loved rough housing with Efren.|
The family left a few days after Thanksgiving, and Jessica went with them. It was sad to see her go. She and I had developed a great relationship that we hadn't cultivated yet, because she was 6 when I left home. I am so grateful she came! It was wonderful in so many ways! BUT it was nice to have her gone too. Does that even make sense? It was nice to be our own little family unit, and to really get into our new routine.
In hindsight, I am also grateful for the experiences we went through in October and November. I feel like now that I have experienced preeclampsia, a preemie, and a c section, I can understand other people better. And know how to help them when they are going through similar situations. We are still figuring things out, but I love our new and improved family. Joseph belongs with us!