Sunday, April 26, 2009


We are now slowly settling into our routine of being a family of 3! Today was my first time alone with Collin for more than a few minutes since Son had to go to work today - and it actually went really well. I don't know why, but I was actually really nervous about being alone with him for that long without a back-up, but we napped, ate breakfast, played, and actually got some chores done before Son got home at around 12:30.

We are forever grateful to my mom who was here with us for 3 weeks & to my dad who was here to help us out Collin's first week too. We are so blessed that they were here to help us through the transition of bringing him home - I don't think I would be nearly as sane now if it wasn't for my mom's coaching during the birth, home cooked meals each night, or breastfeeding advice or my dad's great breakfasts every morning, driving me around before I could drive myself again, and babysitting Collin each morning for me so I could get some much needed sleep after Son left for work!!

My mom left on Friday morning & my dad left yesterday afternoon - both were very difficult for me & of course I balled several times both days. I know that Son & I are exactly where God wants for us to be now in Florida, and we are very happy here, but it is still incredibly difficult to be so far away from family.

Here are some more recent pictures...enjoy!

Next up is a visit from Son's parents tomorrow!! I can't wait for them to meet little Collin - and I am also looking forward to the great Vietnamese food that Me (mom in Vietnamese) is going to make for us!


Jonathan and Sarah said...

He is so cute! I know what you mean about being away from family- we never have been until now. At least they are only 5 hours away. It defiately has pros & cons! I can't believe it's been 3 weeks! :)

Mitchell and Jennifer said...

Congratulations! Collin looks wonderful! I was hoping to see you guys this morning, but ya'll weren't there! lol. I'd be more than happy to come over and visit on an afternoon when it won't be a bother! Hope you're doing great! XOXO

Elizabeth said...

I have tried to comment several times...but our computer is being crazy!!! Julie - HE IS BEAUTIFUL!!! :) I can't wait to see more pictures and hear more stories about the first few weeks...and of course I would love to chat by phone I know what I am getting into!!! Congratulations to you both!!!

Angela said...

I love the new pictures! The "From God with Love" one was absolutely precious! I'm so glad to hear that things are going well -- I got a half-update from Annie last night. We miss you guys so much and hope to see you soon!!

Spencer and Emily said...

the pictures are so cute Julie! You look great!

Rachel said...

I love all the pictures you posted. Collin is such a cutie pie!

My heart sunk for you to read about your parents leaving. I am sure that was tough because they live further away and they have been such a huge help. Praying for you!