Thursday, August 13, 2009

our week in review


this past week has been a mixture of emotions ranging from pure happiness to sadness beyond description. last wednesday we were on cloud nine as we arrived home with luciana. However within minutes of arriving home we discovered that our beloved pediatrician was involved in a horrific car accident about one hour after he discharged luciana. the grief we felt was numbing. then two days later the next crashing moment came as we learned that he had passed away from results of his injuries. i wish i could describe the void that has been left in our hearts for this man that our family trusted and admired so much. he was only 50 years old, and left behind a wife and four sons. please keep their family in your prayers.

Our little angel is doing fabulous. She is 9 days old today and at her appointment this morning she weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces!! She is in the 25% for weight and height.

here are a few photos from our week. greyson holding his baby sister after we arrived home:


first morning home, 8:20 am both kids "sleeping in"

on the way to luciana's doctor appointment:

two days old:

three days old:

nana visits, day four:
these photos were taken on sunday (my 33rd birthday). we were just about to run a quick errand to the mall so i could pick up more nursing tanks. jim of course stayed in the car with luciana while i went inside. it felt SO strange leaving her for just a few moments!
and here is the sleeping beauty at one week old. taken from another mini photo shoot i attempted. :)

13 comments:

Melissa said...

Stunning and Beautiful as all I can say! Tara Luciana is a blessed baby to have loving and beautiful parents. I hope Greyson is adjusting well and you are all enjoying that little one. All my best! Melissa

Becky said...

She is so precious! I love all her little hats and that last pictures is so cute!

Harris Family said...

Oh my word, she wrote the book on cuteness! Why do you look so perfect after having a baby like 9 days ago?!?!

Lyr said...

These are some seriously precious pictures! What a great new blessing! I have enjoyed reading through your blog! Hope you don't mind me sticking around! ;)

Kyle said...
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Jessica said...

AH! Your Luci is gorgeous!!!!! What a blessing!

(the above post from Kyle was me! I was signed in as my husband and didn't realize... OOPS!)

Lauren Kelly said...

Oh my goodnesss, there are no words to describe the preciousness of those pictures!!! So sweet! And so sorry to hear about your doctor! So sad!

Melissa said...

Tara, she is so precious! What a beautiful little girl she is. I know that you are so proud. I am so sorry to hear about your pediatrician. I will keep his wife and family in our prayers.

Melissa said...

You look fabulous by the way! I am still fighting baby fat and I only gained 37 punds with twins! Never thought it would be this hard to get it off. hee!hee!

Jessica said...

I'm scared of finding out its a boy! I, too, am a super girly girl and have only grown up with my sister and 4 girl cousins. So, I'm not sure what to do with a little boy! But, like you said, I'm sure all adapt!!

I always get nervous leaving comments on blog of people I don't know, but you and your family are so cute, I can't help it :-) Plus, we have a "Lucy/Luci" bond! ha!

Take care and try and get some sleep!!!

alli o said...

hey gal...beautiful pics...and the one week sitting - precious..sry to hear about dr. a - he wasn't our dr. but it wasn't for lack of trying...how sad that you just had seen him...any how...love you girl...be by soon i hope...xoxo

Heather said...

She is such a beauty Tara!! You look great and happy belated birthday!! I am so very sorry to hear about your pediatrician, that is so sad. I will be praying for his family.

Nikki said...

I've been following your blog for a little while now, and I just wanted to say that you're family (and especially you're new baby girl) are absolutely precious. May God bless her and keep her. What a wonderful little gift!