Monday, October 01, 2007

Circle of Life...

Isn't she precious!!! Well it's been almost a week now and we're still surviving. Actually I'd say we're more than surviving...we're thriving. Yes Beth and I are a little tired but that comes with the territory. Nobody told me our house would turn into a disaster area though. I was expecting a little disarray but nothing prepared me for this.

We did hit one little hiccup. Donavyn was a little jaundiced this weekend so we had to take her back to the hospital. We did get our room back though, the room we were in when this little adventure called parenthood all started, room 19, Providence Hospital. One more stay there and we get our name on the door.

Anyway we stuck her under the lamps and 24 hours later she was right as rain!!! Beth and I entertained ourselves making Star Wars references to carbonite freezing chambers and Storm-Troopers.

Look at her goggles and tell me she couldn't be working for the Empire!!































Here by special request is a foot picture. We love you!!!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

1st comment WHOO!! I'm soo happy to see more pictures. I wish that I got to talk to you guys more and knew about this but it's compleatly understandable!. I'm happy she is great she is SOO beautiful. LOVE YOU ALL and obviously including Gabriel!! aunt mak

Becca and Jason said...

That's just so not right... but, yet, so funny!
Glad you guys are back home - love the pics!!!!

Anonymous said...

she looks just PERFECT! I Love the Toes!!! Any word on her big brother? Were sending prayers out for you guys to all be together real soon. Marci

Anonymous said...

Look at that "beautiful GRANDDAUGHTER" and she has that llittle head turned just right so that PawPaw can nibble on her ears. Man it sure is tough not being there and holdng her!!! Isn't God so good! He has blessed you because He knows your love is pure and you will teach Donavyn and Gabriel of Him and His Son, Jesus. I believe that you will soon hear wonderful news to bring Gabriel home. Then Grandma and I will be there soon to love on them both. Love you all, PawPaw

Anonymous said...

She is absolutely gorgeous! I laughed at loud seeing the star wars pix. She reminded me of a glow worm- remember yours, Beth? She has long, skinny feet! Sure wish I was there or you were here or something! Just want to wrap her up in my arms! I remember those cuddle times being the most relaxing experiences! Enjoy every single minute! I love you all! Delinda

Anonymous said...

Those toes are like talons!! Definitely working for the Empire, she is!! I'm happy you're home and getting snuggled in well. Happy 3 hour feedings!!!

Tracie

Christy said...

She is just perfect, perfect she is. Congrats on your beautiful family!!

Scott and Shana said...
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Brian/Rebecca said...

You know, she probably isn't going to appreciate the comparison photo when she's a teenager...but- that is too FUNNY! She needs a blankie to hold in her other hand while she sucks her finger (Remember- Makayla used to do that). Thanks for the picture of her feet, give them a smooch for me! I wish I could be there, maybe I'll stow away in mom and dad's luggage. Sending lots of love your way, Becca, Brian, Makayla, & Olivia

Scott and Shana said...

Hahaha! That is too funny! And you guys are going to have one tall kiddo!!

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Mary said...

Love the pictures and the updates. She's so cute. Keith loves the Star Wars references.

Love you all...
the Holloways

The Griffins said...

hey you guys!
Your girl is so beutiful. We feel so blessed to have you share your family with us. We are so happy Donavyn is here and can't wait to see Gabrial. Thank you so much for sharing your journey to a family with us.
The Griffins

Jenn said...

She's the most beautiful Stars Wars heroine ever! Glad you all are back home.
Jenny (CC)

Lanie said...

She is so pretty. I can't wait to see more and more photos. I can't stop smiling. Sorry you guys had to do a stint in the hospital. But, glad it was short. Miss you and love you and so, so, so happy for you.

Lanie

Angela said...

She is just gorgeous! I so wish I could snoogle her. Welcome to the world sweet Donavyn!!!

Praying for all of you...

and...the house...it gets worse before it gets better...LOL! Hang in! =)

Sending love to you from Washington...

*hugs*


oh...and PS...Miss Donavyn was born just 2 days before Had's birthday. =) Now I'll always be able to remember! =)

The Minyards said...

Hi guys,
The pictures are great, can't wait to see you all in real life. Give us a call if you need anything :)

Tina and Seth