Monday, December 11, 2006

Home at Last

The Eagle has landed.

At just after 12 today, Abby moonwalked our girl out the front door for real.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxQmeK00q2s

We loaded her into the car and drove down the road. Eight moths late and with a girl that looked around a little as we went, but we are out the door.













And home:

We are settling in and have two sets of nurses coming this afternoon. one to set up Ellie's TPN and one as her overnight nurse.

Abby is exhausted, but we are home. Finally.

16 comments:

beth brogan said...

Yeah, you got me ... I'm a puddle. It's the look on Abby's face that did me in. Congratulations!

Martha Brogan said...

No better sight than Abby carrying our girl into your house- good work!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh! I cried before school when I read Abby's blog then when I got home when I saw those pictures. You guys are amazing! Hope you have a warm and cozy night with your beautiful girl. We'll be thinking of you.
Alicia, Chuck & Leigh

k8land said...

WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO! This is the first moonwalk that ever brought me to tears. I am so happy!! Hooray, team Brogan!

mini and brother said...

Hooray! Best day ever!! Ellie looked so happy heading out the door. You must feel like you're dreaming! I love seeing her with no cords! We are so happy for your whole family. We thought our 2 months were a long time, it was NOTHING compared to you guys. I am amazed at your character. Please continue to update.
Katie

Emily Phillips said...

Wow!!! How exciting!!! The video clip is great, it brought me to tears. Great moon walk Abby! Thanks for the quick update and great video clip.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Gib, Abby and Ellie. We're all ecstatic for you.


Adam

jack said...

What a great day. I didn't cry, but I was really proud of all three of you. The movie was great. I told Gus. He said, "EEEEOOOOOAAAAHHHH!" I'm not sure what that means, but he had a happy look on his mug when he said it.

Keep on.

Jeff & Jan said...

awww!!! congrats on FINALLY being able to bring ellie home from the hospital!! what insanely good news! i have to say, i teared up a little watching the video. i'm sooooo happy for yall. and just in time for christmas. it's like yalls own christmas miracle.

Sophie said...

The video brought me to tears! I am so happy!!! Go Moonwalk! Go Ellie!

Anonymous said...

Abby, Gib and Ellie - first off, Miss Abby that is the BEST MOONWALK I'VE EVER SEEN!!! To all of you - what a blessing to have your little one home, I've never had someone putting a baby in the car before bring me to tears as it did tonight. Here's to a comfortable transition home for the whole team. Thinking of all of you in your home with your family under one roof!

Barbara Krause said...

It wasn't just the moonwalk that was awesome - it was also Gib's chuckles. I am with the other saps who were in tears. And damned proud to be in such good company! Beautiful picture of Abby and Ellie at the front door. Enjoy the evening and keep us posted!

Really big hug,
Barbara

Karen Petterson said...

This is a great day!!! Welcome home Ellie.

G. April said...

I don’t know who had a bigger smile, Ellie, Abby or Gib (we all know that he was ear to ear during the moonwalk!)

Congrats! Hugs all around and remember to get some rest from time to time, now that Ellie has the room she is going to learn fast!

GO TEAM ELLIE!

Anonymous said...

Thought my work day would never end so I could rush here to see Ellie go home. Ah, but it was worth the wait. Blessings to all of you as you start a whole new life: Ellie home with Mommie & Daddy. I like the sound of that! Congratulations!

Becky said...

I'm a friggen mess. I can't put into words how happy I am for you guys ... congrats ... man, what a journey this is!!!