Home Sweet Home

by | Dec 21, 2009 | Baby "Rose" | 15 comments

It has been a wonderful weekend!! Friday afternoon my sister watched our children so that Hubby could come and pick the baby and I up from the hospital. I was so anxious to come home and introduce her to her siblings! It was love at first sight and they haven’t been able to get enough of our little Rose. We were welcomed home with a lovely banner the children made with Aunt Mary’s help, dinner from Aunt Bridget, as well as beautiful roses and cake from Hubby. I must say, bringing the baby home to meet the children (rather than having them meet the baby in the hospital shortly after delivery, as we have always done in the past) was hard, but it sure added to the anticipation and excitement!

We spent the weekend resting, snuggling with the baby, attending Mass this morning, and counting down these final days of Advent with our O Antiphon prayers and activities!
Can you believe that Christmas is just five days away!?!


  1. Sarah

    That looks like a beautiful, blessed weekend as a family. What a precious memory for your family.

    Happy 4th week of Advent to you and your family!

  2. DonnaMarie

    Oh Congratulations, congratulations!!! She is so very precious and the pictures with the children are priceless!! I am so very happy for all of you!! Prayers going up for a quick recovery and a beautiful babymoon!!
    Merry Christmas!!

  3. Anonymous

    Oh Jessica!!! Sigh…
    I adore the picture of (ack… what is her blog name…OH!) Twinkle Toes looking at Rose. That is so priceless… and makes TT look so grown up!

  4. Kelly

    Oh, happy day! What a fantastic early Christmas present for the children. I'm so very happy for you all and must now find patience awaiting my own little one. I can almost feel him in my arms.

    Thank you for sharing these precious moments with us.
    May God bless you all.

  5. Sarah

    HI Jessica!
    She is SOOO beautiful!!!! I'm sure everyone is thrilled with their newest little sister!
    SO glad to hear that labor and delivery went so well. Prayers for a healed heart and smooth transition to lifei at home.
    She almost made it to my birthday on the 18th!~ 🙂
    Sarah Grant and Family

  6. Party of Eleven

    I can feel the love in your pictures. Congratulations to you and your beautiful family 🙂 Welcome baby Rose!!!

  7. Kelly

    She is so precious! And the kids are so adorable, and soooo happy to have the two of you home. She sure is a blessed Rose.

  8. Aubrey

    That is absolutely precious!

  9. Shelly

    so beautiful Jessica!!! You have such a lovely family 🙂

  10. Rachelle from MN

    It just goes to show you that the best gift you can give your child is a sibling. What a beautiful witness to life. We are so happy for your family. Thanks for sharing the new and pictures.
    Merry Christmas and God Bless.

  11. Kirsten

    Jessica!!! She is beautiful!!! Congratulations to you and your husband and your children. How wonderful, a new baby for Christmas. Have a beautiful blessed Christmas.

  12. Jenn

    Congratulations! I just discovered your blog, following a link for Advent activities. Such a beautiful family. Such a blessing!

  13. mel

    Oh gosh. I'm pregnant,,,you're making me tear up. 🙂 You know, in a good but hormonal kind of way. 🙂


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