Thursday, May 15, 2008

WE'RE HOME!!!


:D

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Lindse94 said...

Congrats to you and your family! Taking our guy home from the NICU was so special. We loved going wireless! It made diaper changing so much easier :). Thank you for sharing your journey.

Staci said...

WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! So excited for you guys!! Can't wait to see more pics! Hope you got LOTS of sleep last night!

So happy for you all!

Sarah said...

Yay! Congrats...she looks really happy and blissed out to finally be home. :-) Praise God for answered prayers!

Tink said...

I am sooo glad you are finially home!!
Brightest Blessings ..

cf3695 said...

yay!!!!! good luck with everything, enjoy every minute :) my prayers are with you three!!

Kim said...

Congrats Nate and Tricia!! Bring on the sleepless (and yet lovely) nights!!

Joshua & Jacob said...

My heart is SOOOOO happy for you all! I remember how sweet it was to bring home our twins from the NICU !!!!!!!!

Oh Nate and Tricia, the best is yet to come !!!!!!!!!!

Our God is AMAZING !!!!!!!

-Anne

Kristi said...

Welcome "Home"...it's got to be an awesome feeling! I have been thinking of you all so often. Praying that your transition to "home" goes smoothly, and that your Mom's surgery went well.

The photoshoot of you all was really nice. I could feel the love from here!

sonja said...

Yes!!

Kim said...

My heart is bursting with joy for you guys! I can see the emotions in your eyes! What a precious day!

Amazing!

The Barrick Times said...

Congratulations! I hope your family is showered with blessings during this time! Good luck and God Bless your family!

Kerri said...

SHE'S HOME, SHE'S HOME, SHE'S HOME!!! Tears of joy in my eyes, Mommy and Daddy. Can only imagine how you two feel. Congratulations. What an incredible day.

Erin said...

Isn't that the best moment/feeling in the world? To finally be home with your preemie certainly is amazing!! My niece came home last February 7th (after 10 weeks in the NICU) and I took the day off just for the big event! Love that you & Tricia are home with your beautiful white rose!

Love & God's blessings,
Erin

the*4*of*us said...

congrats!!!!!! That is just awesome!!!

Melody said...

What a happy day!!

I hope you all sleep well tonight. =)

sandra said...

and now i'm crying. This is a good day! Congratulations.

Nora said...

Yeah!!! Praise God!

TsMom / Durbette said...

HALLELUJAH!!!

What wonderful news to hear!

God is SOOOOOOOO good...

Congrats to everyone!!

Blessings,
Karen

Julie said...

CONGRATS to you and your family! What a wonderful day!!!!

jenn said...

Congratulations! What a tremendous journey the three of you have had these last months. I'm thrilled to be able to see your happy ending first hand. And now it's time for a beautiful beginning to your lives together.

Amanda and Damien said...

Congrats! So excited for you!

Brad, Carmen, Braylen and Alea Fleck said...

I am so happy for all of you! You are blessed!!

M said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you!

Kristin said...

Congratulations!!!! I have followed your journey over the past few months and I am so excited to see how blessed you, Tricia, and Gwyneth Rose have been! Enjoy having that precious baby at home

Marjolein said...

Lovely pictures
Welcome home Gwyneth

Doripink said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! So happy for you guys! I can't stop smiling!!!!! Give that little princess extra kisses from all us bloggers out here! SO GLAD YOU'RE HOME!!!

Curlyqfun said...

Congratulations!!! I am sooo happy for you & your family. Enjoy this time and TAKE A BREAK. You need to be with your family. As much as we all love your blog we will understand.

ajc4ever said...

Such a beautiful moment!!! Our God is awesome. ...and thank God for all those wonderful nurses at Duke! :-)

Carolyn said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you both!! Many, many prayers have been answered!! Hold her as much as you can because before you know it she will be crawling, walking, running, ect!! Congratulations again!!

Anja said...

Congrats! What a blessing!

lawrenson fan said...

So glad to see pics of Gwyneth at "home" She looks like she was all dressed up for the event!! Can't wait to see pics of mom beaming with her little girl :)

Jessica

Alice said...

How exciting...I know you guys will enjoy every moment with your sweet baby girl.

Praying your mom heals quickly so she can get busy being grandma.

SheilaDy said...

That little gal has grabbed hold of her daddy's heart, and she isn't going to let go!!

Enjoy every moment, Nate and Tricia!

Welcome Home Gwyneth!!

April said...

Wow, a new chapter in your parenting adventure!!
How exciting!! I will continue to pray that God continues to provide all that you need! (SLEEP!)

Ashley said...

Perfect!

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

What brilliant news! Enjoy every minute of being home together... but I don't need to tell you that! With lots of love to all three of you XXX

Ed, Jamie, Christian and Benjamin said...

How Wonderful!!! Enjoy every moment of it- which I am sure you will-even the sleepless nights are wonderful!!

Chantal said...

Congratulations!!!

Gwyneth is sure to thrive on all the loving and cuddles that she's going to be getting 24/7. :)

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that her NICU schedule is well ingrained, and that you all get some sleep tonight!

One more step taken on your road back to the OBX.

Kristi said...

Congrats! She is beautiful! God's blessing to all three of you as you get to know each other!

NuttyGal said...

Tears of joy !!!!!!!!!!!!
Yippppppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

I am so happy for you guys! Gonna go phone everyone to tell them the good news now!!!! Hugs and kisses to all of you :o) XXX

Club Sammich Cafe -Art,Angels and Miracles. said...

God is so good!!!
WoooHOOO! Now its time for the three of you as a family!!
Omg I am so excited for all of you!!

Prayers for all of you. Special ones today for your mom Nate.

debbie peterson said...

Joy Joy Joy.............Blessed Be the Name of the Lord!
Followed you blog since jan......Prayed and hoped for this day for you both.Enjoy,Get some rest and take lots of pics...Debbie in SC.......Praise Him Praise Him....

lgsluvshorses said...

1st time to comment though i have been reading and praying since gwyneth was born. so excited you guys are all three home! enjoy every moment with your incredible gifts from God!! your faith is amazing!!

Blessings From Above said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Gwyneth looks so peaceful in your arms, right where she belongs.

So happy for you all!!!!!!!!!!

Jess Martinez said...

Woohooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Continued blessings and prayers headed your way!

Carmen said...

That's great news..... I'm so happy for your family.

tshaw said...

Oh yes, just sitting at work crying! People probably think I have lost it.... What wonderful news. I am so happy for all of you!! Congratulations! Enjoy every second of that little one. They grow up way to fast.

Kalla said...

Congrats! What else is there to say! Enjoy every minute of it!!!!! Wow this is truly amazing! God is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julie Stanton said...

OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH......!!!!! That is what I said when I saw the pictures of you holding that sweet baby AT HOME(Well, sort of at home - at least not at the hospital)!!!! Congratulations! From one parent of a preemie to another, I know what a joy it is to finally bring a healthy baby home! Enjoy!

Leanne B. said...

Congrats! Enjoy your first evening together at home!

Wilson Ramblings said...

I couldn't be happier for you guys! Praise God! Ephesians 3:20

amathyst-eyes said...

YAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!

Amy E. said...

Congratulations!!! What a great picture to see at the end of the day!!!!!!!!!!!

Briana said...

Congratulations you proud Daddy! (And proud Mommy too!) Welcome home Gwyneth!

Sarah said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! My 3 year old son is very excited that Gwyneth is out of the "hopspital". He always asks if he can see "pichures of the kayute bebee". We are all praying that you will have a smooth transition and can get to OBX soon!

Take care!
Sarah and family in Gastonia, NC

Lisa said...

Thats so cool...Congrats...and have fun with those late night/early morning feedings

jmgarnet76 said...

The big question is ..

What did Gwyneth think about that car ride? :)

Congratulations.

Bjørg said...

Congratulations!
I have been following your familys story since January, and I thank God for all of you.

Warm greetings from Norway

The Posti Girls said...

What a great day! Congrats to all three of you for surviving these past few months. Enjoy your time with eachother!

Kristi said...

I had a feeling when I logged on this afternoon you'd have your baby girl home. ^_^

CONGRATULATIONS NATE AND TRICIA!!! I am soooo happy for you!!!!

After having 26 weeker triplets in the nicu less than a year ago, I know this joyous feeling oh so well. ^_^ I couldn't be more happy for you!!!

Jen in Al said...

whooooo!!!!!!! so excited for you 3!!!! she looks very warm and cozy and AT HOME!!!! Wow!!! thank you so much for the update! i have been checking all day hoping you would have time to post. praising God with you! so happy for you, jen in al

Candi said...

Yay! I am so happy for you all! I wish you the best... and mostly very little sleepless nights!

em said...

oh wow. oh, wowee wow wow! we're so happy for you guys! praise god!

in his MIGHTY love,
em & josh in NC

Tabitha said...

Congratulations, that is wonderful news ~
love and hugs
Tabitha X

Sun said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sunshine

Judy said...

Oh my, GOD is so GOOD!! The past 18 weeks have been amazing and I can see God's handiwork in all of it!! Thank you so much for sharing your lives with all of us. To God be the Glory!!

Shelly said...

wow! awesome and good luck!

Michelle said...

I am so happy for you guys! I know bringing my babies home for the first time was totally nerve-racking, so hopefully things are going smoothly for you. I also remember once we were home and got everything inside the house, we just kind of stared at each other and said, "Now what?" Much love and prayers to you and your precious family!

Thoughts and Things said...

Ohhhhh, now the fun starts! I bet you two will fight over who changes those poopy diapers and who gets up for those middle-of-the-night feedings. Little Gwyneth will just have the two of you at her beck-and-call, just the way it should be! I bet her nurses will be missing her. :)

Congratulations, I can't believe how far you've all come!

veronica said...

Yeah! WoooHoooo! This is fabulous news! It is definitely time. What a great day in the Kingdom today! Greatest blessings

Jen said...

God Bless you all, and thanks sooooooooooooooooo much for letting us know! ...loved the pictures... good luck and all the best wishes in the world...

kaylee114 said...

Welcome home, little Gwyneth Rose!
You both are so lucky to have Grandma to help you out with the baby! Treasure your sleep now, while Grandma is there to care for the princess!
I know that was definitely the hardest part for me when we brought our new babies home, the lack of sleep! I was a walking zombie for months as I wasn't as fortunate as you to have help close by.
So glad to hear that Miss Gwyneth is finally well enough to be home!! We have been praying for this day to come for a long long time! Just wonderful news!!!!

Courtnie said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys and when I saw you were at home I started crying.

God bless you!

MOBACH'S said...

Congrats to you all... you now have BOTH your girls home!!! Yeah God!!!

Sheryl said...

Oh my goodness!! I've been waiting for this picture. I am so excited for all of you. Isn't God absolutely amazing? My daughter's been following your story with me. She's out of town and will be so excited when she returns to see that Gwyneth is home where she belongs. Enjoy every second.

Still praying,
Sheryl

megasam said...

Hip Hip Hooray for Gwyneth!!!!!!! This is a wonderful day for all three of you. Thank you for taking us all on this journey with you. You have changed my life.

Sarah H said...

Fantastic news and what a day for you guys. Wishing you love and happiness and of course good health for the future.

Sarah H in Kent, Englang

April said...

Congratulations indeed! PTL for such healthy family now!!!!

Jennifer Burgett said...

Congratulations!!!!! What a great feeling it must be to be at "home" with your two best girls. You are one lucky, lukcy man!

debbale said...

Yeah!! Enjoy that beautiful little girl.

Michelle McCallum said...

How wonderful!! I am so happy for you guys!

amanda said...

all i can say about that is wow!!

so happy for all of you! enjoy every step of this new adventure :)

~Bev~ said...

So amazing! I know you will be even more excited to leave Duram all together and get back to the OBX to all of your family and your "real" home!

I am so excited for you three!
My little Arwen was a NICU baby, but we were only there for 10 days. They were 10 very long, very stressful days, but I can NOT even begin to imagine the 18 weeks of NICU...WHEW!!!
Much love & Luck to you three!
DOn't stop blogging ok!
We love ya'll! I am go glad God has blessed you so abundantly!
BTW, I loved that slide show and I have put the Sinead Lohan CD on my top list of wants! I just love that song!
Kisses!
~Bev

mechupuh79 said...

I have watched your Tricia thrive and your little Rose blossom during the weeks since she was born, and I have all the faith in the world that you will be amazed at how wonderfully she will be growing from now especially given the progress in the last 4 weeks...The past 18 weeks will soon be a distant memory...A challenge it was...but you have a brilliant future for proving to be such a strong and stubborn family. Enjoy every second, you deserve that.

coffespaz said...

Nate, I think the only other time I have seen you look so proud and so happy was when Trisha came through her surgery okay.

Congrats to you both (well, all of you really)! Its been a long road full of ups and downs and packed with prayers and miracles.

Can't wait to see more pics as you all finally go to your "real" home and settle in again.

BIG HUGS!!!!

sarah said...

this is incredible news. i couldn't be happier for you all.

Rebecca said...

Hooray!

Congratulations!

::: doing happy dance :::

Shannon (Philadelphia) said...

!!!!!GREAT!!!!!

A big huge "CONGRATS" to Nate and Tricia and a tiny little baby "congrats" to Gwyneth.

Welcome to your new life... ENJOY!

Shannon (Philadelphia)

LouLou said...

What a happy happy day! I am rejoicing and praising God with you. I leave tomorrow to go visit my daughter we are fighting for in Guatemala. She will be one on Sunday...... I will be checking for new pictures from Guatemala!

Love and blessings,
Lou
lou0728@yahoo.com

Shannon (Philadelphia) said...

!!!!!GREAT!!!!!

A big huge "CONGRATS" to Nate and Tricia and a tiny little baby "congrats" to Gwyneth.

Welcome to your new life... ENJOY!

Shannon (Philadelphia)

alison said...

Wowza!! It's been a long time coming. A million congratulations and happy homecoming. Try to get some rest. ;)

Rick Lawrenson said...

Hey, I've got to get up during the night and get your Mom her post-surgery meds. Maybe we could chat at 4AM.

Not.

grasshopr27 said...

How incredible? This is now the beginning of a new chapter of yours and Tricia life! Having your little girl at home will bring you more joy then you could have ever imagined!

The Liberto Family said...

That's great news! I didn't respond about your wife coming home and doing so well. God is really working in your family. I know you are happy to have your girls home with you. My daughter is almost 11 months old and I can remember coming home from the hospital with her, think what do we do with her. Enjoy every day, she will grow up so fast then you will look back saying. I don't remember her being little.

I happy for you and your family.

Carol said...

Oh Wow! Those pictures say it all. Many blessings! Gwyneth looks so 'right' swaddled in a pink blanket, in your arms, against a backdrop that is NOT a hospital. Welcome home wee one. You are going to have such fun!

Lisa said...

Our GOD is Awesome!!

Vicki said...

YAHOOOOOO!!!

Rachael said...

Wow, what a journey you have been on. So wonderful to read that you are home. Lot of love to you all xx

Amanda said...

Congratulations. I found your site a couple of months ago and look forward to reading about your family daily. I have kept you in my prayers and have looked forward to this day for you. My eyes are full of tears as I can only imagine what it must be like to have her home with you finally. Enjoy each moment with her. Thank you for allowing all of us in on all of these special moments.

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

I can not even believe I am reading this post. I haven't commented in a while, and have just been reading and watching God work. This is such a modern day miracle, it's hard to believe it is true. Congratulations! I remember when we brought our first child home. I can't imagine after all you guys have been through.

Thank you God...

Kiley said...

I couldn't ask for anything better to read then that your sweet little girl is home with you today. Enjoy your "girls" and have a wonderful first night home together.

With love and prayers
a long time reader
Kiley

Fire Hunt said...

yay! finially home!!

Emmie said...

I am so so so so so happy for you all! You three make the most wonderful family in the world and Gwyneth is the luckiest girl alive! Thanks for keeping me so many positive reasons to smile over what has been a hard couple of weeks. Will keep following your story - you guys are fab! xxx

Deb said...

Just the way it should be! I'm so happy for you guys!!!!

twokiss77 said...

She is perfect :-) You guys must be ecstatic! :-)

Dawn Redd said...

We know you have all waited and prayed and dreamed of this day! We are so very happy for you. Enjoy each other!
In His Love.

smolson15 said...

Yay, yay, yay! Beautiful!

~casey~ said...

Congratulations! That's so awesome!!

Princess Talana said...

So proud and amazed! Happieness doesn't even touch what I feel for you. Remember to take that walk in the gardens for me with your two beautiful girls!

Shan said...

awesome news...enjoy settling in with your gorgeous baby and starting a new life together.
blessings~shannon

Liz said...

Long time reader, first time commenter....Just wanted to congratulate the both of you for all that you have gone through and I am SO HAPPY that you have your baby girl at home now! I feel like a proud friend and I don't even know you. Enjoy every minute with your baby, they grow up VERY fast!

ditarae said...

Marvelous! Miraculous! Amazing! Exciting! WOW! Not enough words to describe the day!

sunshine1178 said...

Congratulations!

Pamela said...

Hooray! Hope the transition is smooth.

Ellen said...

Wow!! Having followed your blog daily since January, I can't help but thank the Lord for His continued faithfulness in giving your family exceedingly, abundantly more then you could ever ask or imagine! What an awesome God and what a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing!

Deborah said...

Well praise God! I remember how incredible and precious those first few weeks at home were, and that was with a normal pregnancy and birth. Cannot imagine how special this must be for you and Tricia. Take some time to yourselves, you will never get these days back!

I am in awe of this wonderful miracle that you have shared so openly. Thanks you and we will be praying for an easy adjustment for you and your beautiful girls!

And your Mum! :)

Tanya said...

Nate, I've never commented before, but couldn't stop myself after seeing this post. I've been following your story from before Gwyneth even arrived and check your blog everyday (or sometimes several times).

Congratulations over and over! I am brimming with excitement for you and Tricia and can't wait to watch as Gwyneth grows (if you'll be kind enough to let us see). Enjoy having your sweet girl at home. I have two girls myself and they are such a joy! You will both be amazing parents.

Lots of love from the Craig family in Saskatchewan, Canada

Emily said...

Now that looks like a proud daddy & a very content little girl!!!
Congrats again!!!

Beth Johnson said...

Let the fun begin!!

Hello Gwyneth --- Goodbye Sleep!

So happy for you.

Life of the Leatherberry's said...

I am so happy she is home! Congratulations! Enjoy your family and the love that has grown!

Jackie said...

What an exciting day! You must be so thrilled to be living all together as a family in the same place! Love it, love it, love it. We're looking forward to the fun stories that come along with a baby in the house :)...spitting-up on the couch...pottying on the bed during the diaper change...pooping through everything! Enjoy :)

Mommy Scott said...

so happy for you all!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Praise God! Finally a family, home together! My best wishes to the three of you ~ may your blessings be many, and your tears too few to count :)

~~~ Jennifer

Anna Marie said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAY! So exciting :) It's so great to see Gwyneth away from the hospital!! She looks so peaceful! God is amazing!

joyfulmom said...

Oh Happy Day!!!!!!!!!! I am so blessed by all of your posts, your transparency, and your love for your two girls. I pray that the Lawrenson Family THRIVES on the love and grace of Jesus Christ.

Hugs from El Paso,
Karla

Cathi_in_TX said...

What an amazing ride. It's been an honor traveling with you over the past few months. I am SO happy your girls are home with you. What a miracle, a true miracle. Praise the Lord!

Julie Nickerson said...

So Awesome!!!!
This has been so exciting to watch. Thank you for sharing!

brightasafeather said...

Praise God!
You three are such a picture of love and God's faithfulness.
I pray His blessings continue to flow your way. Thank you for being a beacon of light through such a chellenging situation!

She's beautiful! Your family is beautiful. I'm so excited I could keep typing for way too long so I'll end here.
Enjoy every moment!

Lora said...

Yeah!!! Praise God! I am so happy for you guys! God is so good.

wifemomchefmaid said...

Wahoo!!!

PRAISE THE LORD!!

Dorm Mom said...

YAY! Congrats! Gracious I am SO happy for you three. I hope you all have a wonderful snuggle fest together and love on each other lots. SO happy for you all!

Lindsay said...

Hi Nathan. I've been reading this blog since just before Gwyneth's birth, but I've never commented. I've just enjoyed reading and praying for your family. But this post brought tears to my eyes. God is so good, and so faithful and your family is such a great witness to those attributes. Thanks for being so willing to be used by God and for sharing it with so many others. God HAS blessed you!

Melissa said...

Yay!!!! Praise God!

Jen said...

Congrats! it must be so wonderful to have your 2 girls at home and out of the hospital :) Isnt God great?!?! best wishes and continued prayers to all 3 of you!!

Katelyn said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I could not be happier for you three! Praise the Lord, this is such an exciting time!!

Sarah Furlough said...

What a miracle your family is! God bless you all! Congratulations on bringing your girls home.

Hope you get some sleep. When we first brought Cooper home from the NICU, I don't think we slept the first few days. We were nervous and so excited to have our baby home.

Enjoy every second, they grow way too quickly!

Melody said...

Sweet!!!

suzie said...

Brilliant!!

Our God is awsome.

Loads of love always.

xxx

rjd2123 said...

Nate,

I just discovered your blog yesterday (thanks to Jessica Claire) and am now addicted. You see, while in graduate school, I nannied for a little boy with CF. I was nervous about falling in love with this wonderful child and then possibly having him taken away from me (the only thing I knew about CF came from Frank Deford's novel, made into a movie, "Alex the Life of a Child" a wonderful, but heartbreaking, movie). When his mom explained to me the amazing life expectancy and I began to educate myself more about CF, I, of course, fell for the adorable and hilarious Sam. He was 1 then. He is now 12, which means that, sadly, I am an old lady, apparently.

HOWEVER...totally not the point. The point is that I prayed for you and your family last night, and this was indeed very late, as I was up WAY too late reading your amazing story! I am touched by everything I have read, but what I have maybe been most touched by is your total open minded and fair and loving spirit. I just read a post where you responded so kindly to someone who questioned your decision, and even gently reprimanded those who attacked that poster.

I am pro choice. Contrary to a common belief, that does not mean I am pro abortion. It means that I believe everyone should make the choice that is best for them. That is what you and Tricia VERY BRAVELY did. I am overwhelmed by your bravery, in fact. And I'm sure it would be easy to be defensive to those who question your decision, and I don't even know that anyone would blame you. But again and again you seem to take the high road, and you are an amazing person for it.

Sorry this is so long. I just wanted to say that I'm honored to be in the "presence" (even though it's a web presence...I still think it counts in this case) of such a beautiful, wonderful loving family. And I will continue to pray for you as you bring your beautiful girls home.

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SUPER BIG CONGRATS!!!

starbee said...

YAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!! Have lots of fun!!!!

iwokeupforthis said...

Congrats to you. I'm thrilled your family is finally together and out of Duke.

Sarah said...

WOW!! The Lord is good!!! Have fun with your little one :) Don't worry, you won't break her :)

MCK Mama said...

Hip, hip, hooray!!!!

This native said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Stacy said...

Oh, Yaaaahhhhh!!!! Everybuggy is home now!!!! Yaaaahhhhh!!!! I am thrilled beyond belief to read this. We will continue to pray for your girls. I sure hope you'll keep blogging so we can have a peek at your family doing every day stuff and not being in the hospital anymore. Hugs to you all and God bless!
Stacy :-)

The Farrell Family said...

Congratulations on bringing your little miracle home! The pictures brought tears to your eyes! Thank the Lord for answered prayers! We are so excited for you to experience all the "firsts" with your beautiful Gwyneth Rose!

Love,
Rob, Amy, Emily, and Ryan Farrell

Lisa said...

That is such wonderful news the whole family being togther in one place ouside of the hospital....

Shannon said...

I don't think it gets much better than that!!!! Thank you, Lord. She's Daddy's little princess.

My Goodness said...

Congratulations!
God has done amazing things...now you and Tricia get to be full-time parents...how exciting!!

You might even enjoy changing every diaper for a while...and have one more thing to appreciate that hospital staff for, hee!!

God Bless!! I hope you all adjust to being together very easily!!

Praising God!

Kimberly said...

So happy for ya'll...enjoy...relax!

Raelyn said...

YEAH! Congrats!

holly said...

Congrats on finally being able to bring your baby girl home! This is my first time commenting on your blog, although I have been keeping up with it for some time. I am in awe and inspired by the strength and faith that you and your wife have. I have a two year old little girl with cystic fibrosis, and two years ago I was bringing her home after living in the hospital for a month due to meconium ileus complications. I thought a month was a long time! Nathan, enjoy having your girls home, and Tricia....Fight On!

Robyn said...

WOW! Your family is truly amazing. So happy for the 3 of you and wishing only health and happiness in the months and years to come!

bome62 said...

Congratulations on this which is another big step in your journey. Welcome Home Gwyneth!
Bonnie Meyer
Washington, Missouri

♥PugPosse♥ said...

AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME! Wow! SO happy for you 3!

Lockwoods said...

Do you hear that?....Listen real carefully and point your ears to the south...Hear it now?...
That's the sound of 11 little Lockwood prayer warriors jumping around and cheering because little Gwyneth is home!
love,
Us ;)

Paige said...

Yippeee! Congratulations! Praying Gwyneth will quickly sleep through the night. : )

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Awesome!

asplashofsunshine said...

An amazing time in your life right now. Probably a bit scary and overwhelming too. Gwyneth is a gorgeous baby. Enjoy your first moments together away from the hospital.

Rob & Amy said...

Praise God....

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

There is nothing that compares to first days home with baby.... enjoy every minute.

Two blessings from above said...

Congrats!
Praise God!

Candace said...

Yeah!!!

Enjoy every minute of it. I remember when we finally got to bring our daughter home from the hospital, I was so excited. I didn't know what to do first.

Ames said...

Praise God for He IS good!

Tumbleweed said...

Yipee!!

Raving Mom said...

Ahhh...Nate...to see you holding your sweet baby girl...
You have the same grin on your face that every daddy of little girls has. That little one already has you right where she wants you, and don't you forget it :)
I was my daddy's princess, we have 2 precious princesses...
and you have your beautiful, wonderful White Rose...she IS a princess...
May today be the first day of a long, wonderful, peaceful life.
I wish only good things for all of you, today and in the future.

Pauline said...

WHAT totally AWESOME news!
Miracles do happen!

Erin said...

Fantastic!!

Linda said...

Although I've not posted before, I've been reading your posts faithfully for the last 6 months and have been praying for this day! With tears in my eyes, all I can say is, "Welcome home"! Take some much deserved time off for family bonding, but I can't wait to see more pics! Thanks for allowing me to share this incredible faith journey with you!

Linda

The Mommy said...

What a lovely moment. Thank you for sharing yet another special time with us. I pray that your first night with everyone home is an easy one. Even if G is up all night (as babies tend to do) I know you'll love every minute of it. Congratulations.

go4hockeychick said...

YAY!! Congrats. I'm a frequent (ok, multiple times a day) reader, but I rarely comment.

I can't believe the strength of you and your family. I hope Gwenyth continues to thrive!! She truly is adorable.

Adam & Mommy said...

AWESOME!!!!! Praise God for your journey, your candor, and your incredible witness. I am sure everyone in Nags Head is itching for some baby-love from Gwyneth!

Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

YA HOOO! What a praise! God is good! Welcome to the world of no sleep though. (not that you are used to having much in the past anyhow). Either way, Congratulations and enjoy every moment of it.
Blessings, Angie Seaman
www.angelicagracedesigns.com/blog/
www.angelicagracedesigns.com

Nicole M Wood said...

I have tears of joy.....

I have been reading your blog for a couple months now. I don't know what else to say besides, GOD IS GREAT!!!

Adrienne said...

There is nothing quite like taking your little one home from the NICU! PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!

Now we want a pic of you and Trish and Gwyneth on the couch! WOOHOO.

Hope you get some sleep tonight, but even if you don't, I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself! Have fun!

Melissa said...

Here's to lots of sleepless nights!! Some of the most special, memorable moments will be when you are rocking, singing quietly and comforting in the dark.

Dutch Momma of 4 said...

Ha! The real fun starts... NOW!!
Enjoy your precious baby girl and being 'home' as a family... No matter how short your nights are and how much sleep you will lack, remember, she will be in high school before you know it (this cliché was told to me numerous times when my first child was born- I wrote it off as a bunch of you know what BUT my little girl is 8 now and wearing skinny jeans- time does really fly!)...
So how about, when bored (ha ha), you give us the next episode of "THE STORY OF US"!?!?!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Aaaahhhhh!!!!! That is me screaming for you (with joy of course)

Emily said...

That has to be one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen!!

Danielle in MO said...

YEAH!!!! Can't wait to hear more!!!

Dougherty Family said...

Praise God!!! You guys are blessed and are a blessing to so many. Thank you for sharing what God has and is doing in your lives. You guys have a special place in our hearts.
Thank You, Jesus, for this precious family!

Kate said...

Congrats! Enjoy your time together now that everyone's home!

Bird On A Wire said...

Sweet! Hope you both have stockpiled some sleepting time...sometimes I just sat by the cradle to watch my little one sleep. They're amazing, babies. Truly gifts from God.

M :-) said...

I have tears in my eyes. What an incredible blessing.

Enjoy every minute with your precious little girl.

So happy for you!

Maxime said...

WHOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! How awesome! Praise God! Enjoy each other :-) This is great!

Kim H. said...

Yippee! I am over joyed with happiness for you both! Thanks be to God!

Betsy McK said...

What an exciting day!!!

Patty Honeycutt said...

Praise God! He is forever faithful!

Laurie said...

This is the day that the Lord has made in His Plan before Gwyneth was even conceived. Wow, the day I have been praying for since last year is here and now, today. Thursday May l5,2008. What a year it has been!! May this MIRACLE continue to go on and on and on............! Prayers continue for the three of you and may this new journey you begin today be blessed with love and grace and thanksgiving for all that He has done. Oh how I love a good miracle:)

~~*Get Some Sleep*~~:) :)

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Cheryl said...

AWESOME!!! This just made my day! I love this happy feeling! It just amazes me how fast your girls have gotten healthy Nate! They sure do love you bunches!

Em said...

What a beautiful day this has been. You have waited so long for this. Welcome Home Gwyneth!!!! You are one Special Little Girl, as are your parents.

Bless you all,

Christina said...

That is just wonderful news! I am so excited for you and Tricia. Best of luck with everything!

Kristine McKowen said...

Welcome Home!

Strange seeing her without her wires attached!

Tami said...

*Signed up for a google account just so I can say...*

Thanks be to God!

This is an amazing thing! I remember the trip home from the NICU, and I get a little teary-eyed just thinking about it. I was nervous with my NICU baby, much moreso than with my first. So, if you get rattled, don't worry. Trust your instincts. You are both doing the jobs you were BORN to do.

I can not tell you how much watching your story unfold has meant to me, and to thousands of others. You have strengthened our faith, modeled true love, shown us your courage...you are amazing people, whether you see it or not.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so willing to share your story in order to build awareness of CF, among all the other things you've taught us. I can not even fathom how many people now know what CF is, because of you. Everytime I read a comment on your blog that says, "I just made a donation" I get choked up. Just look at what you guys have done! When the CFF realizes that they have just had a HUGE fundraising year despite a recession...they'd better know whom to thank!

I imagine that at some point the frequency of your blogs will slow down. And I hope it will. There will be a time when you just need to be a family. We will miss you. But, you will NEVER be far from our hearts. You have left an indelible mark upon all of us.

Enjoy, no, CHERISH, this first night of the rest of your lives. It's going to be a wild and wonderful ride.

Thank you for sharing your lives with us,

Tami
mom to Emily, 2 1/2 w/cf

Kim said...

This is wonderful news! I cannot tell you how good it is to see those pics of her at home.

Michelle said...

I am so happy for all 3 of you. I have a great big grin.

DrewB said...

SO exciting! Congratulations! Now, just get ready for all the sleepless nights :) I'm sure you will cherish every one of them!

Ava said...

Oh Happy Day!
We are beyond thrilled!
Zephaniah 3:17

Darcy said...

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow!
Praise Him, all creatures here below!
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
darcy
http://ittybittyblog.wordpress.com

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