Friday, September 5, 2008


3 years
6 IUIs
2 lost angels
4 surgeries (3 of mine, 1 of his)
4.5 million sperm
A way too short 26 weeks
A way too long 96 days
Uncountable tears
Terrifying odds
3 OBs
2 REs
4 Neonatologists
hundreds of nurses
dozens of lab techs
several respiratory therapists
5 weeks of intubation
3 weeks of CPAP
A couple of panic attacks
Too many sleepless nights
Immeasurable prayers
All the love in the world




One remarkable Robbie.......at home



Rooming in:


Mommy got sleepy


Preparing to go:


We're on our way:


Finally home:


A real recliner!


My own bed:


In my own room:


In my own home:


72 comments:

Anonymous said...

SOBBING.

Magnificent.

Doesn't home feel more like home than you ever knew it could?

Enjoy it, and thank you. Thanks you for letting us watch your family blossom. Welcome home, Robbie!

- HH/Julie

Anonymous said...

OMG...I am cryin!! Welcome home Robbie!! Welcome home!!

Becka

Anonymous said...

He looks like an angel in that last post, Trish. SO happy to be home...I'm so happy for you guys!!! - Shannon

Anonymous said...

Welcome Home, Robbie! What an awesome day :)

Trish, I couldn't be more thrilled for you. Enjoy having the little man home.

~Ali&Luke from the Nest

theclam said...

Congrats!!! What a milestone! And what a cutie he is :)

Amy said...

You keep making me cry. ;) This is awesome ... the beyond-words kind of awesome.

All About Amelia said...

welcome home robbie! congrats trish and dave!

Anonymous said...

I have followed your journey since Robbie was born and I must truly say that life is so good ! This has been an incredible journey you have faced, and the reward is that adorable tiny little guy we call Robbie !! He is one lucky little guy to have two loving & diligent parents and I know that your home is so filled with love and happiness right now. Please keep us posted as much as you can. I will continue to follow Robbie's progress and your ups and downs. Congratulations to all three of you ! All the Best, Mom of another Robbie

Jennifer said...

Gave me goosebumps. Congrats you guys!

Carolina Girl said...

Perfect. I am so happy for your family. I hope things just continue to get better and better for your guys.

Kara (Sticky Babies)

alihutch said...

I have tears in my eyes. I can't even imagine all of the emotions that you guys must be feeling.

Your family is home.

--Alison (yellowcar from the Nest)

Pamela said...

You're making me cry again!

I am so so so happy for you guys. Welcome home, Robbie!

- Slytherpuff

Mrs. Spit said...

I cannot tell you the joy it brought me to read this.

To think back to the fear and the worry and the sorrow, and to think of Moose and Beavers and Canada Geese.

And to see that sweet little baby boy sitting on your kitchen table brought me to tears.

Welcome home Robbie. I can't think of a little boy who was more welcome than you.

Amy said...

Robbie's Home! (doing a happy dance)

I'm so HAPPY for you guys!

Robyn said...

I am so happy for you guys! Welcome home Robbie!!

HIL56341 said...

Trish I am so thrilled for all of you and I just can't contain the goose bumps. Welcome home Robbie, welcome home!

Kierstin said...

congrats! I bet he was happy to finally sleep in his own bed! I am so happy for you 3. Welcome home Robbie!

Priscilla said...

I am so happy for you to have your son home!! Congrats!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome home, Robbie! I am so happy for all of you.

silvashan said...

I could cry for you Trish. So happy for you and your family.

Welcome home Robbie!

Two Hands said...

I'm with the first poster on this one.
SOBBING. Right now just teary but I feel it coming.
Words can't express how absolutely full of joy and gratitude I am right now seeing that baby at home.
Thank you for including us. It is an honour.

*S* said...

Ahh Congratulations! I can't even imagine the feeling of having your little boy home after all this time. Enjoy!

Leah said...

Praise God. Wonderful. Absolutely overwhelming. Welcome Home.

jmartell said...

Welcome home, Robbie! He looks like he settled right in. I'm so happy for you guys. :)
-jandc

Sonadora said...

I'm so happy for you Trish.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Congratulations! I am so choked up, I have been followign your story and am SO incredibly happy for you!!!!

Milenka said...

Gorgeous sight!

Anonymous said...

Trish, I am so happy.

Love,
Ginger

Tracy said...

Welcome home, Robbie! He's adorable with his little cow blanket. Lots of prayers answered!

Spork Fashion said...

Tearing up here...

Congrats family! Welcome home Robbie!

Emily Gore said...

I am soooo happy for you guys! I have *tears* hehe I've followed you everyday since he was born (found you through another blog) and I even tell my friend about him and how he's doing. Finally home and so so much to be proud and thankful for! Congrats to you and your whole family, and especially to little Robbie for beating the odds and doing remarkable well. God Bless always and keeps the posts and pics coming!! xoxo to your baby boy

Amber said...

what a beautiful sight. congratulations on making it so far from where you started...

Rebeca said...

I have goosebumps and am teary eyed.
This is so amazing, I am so extremely happy for you all! I remember finding your blog right before you gave birth - when I was almost 33 weeks pregnant.
I have checked in regularly for updates since then, keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I am so thrilled you have finally brought your beautiful baby boy home.
Love, Rebeca

Jodi said...

OHMYGOD! This is the best thing ever! I am so happy for you guys!

Welcome home Robbie!

happymomof2 said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I have tears in my eyes and a smile on my face for you guys. I am so happy to hear that you all are all home together as a family!!!! What a blessing and a miracle. Treasure every moment as I am sure you are. Welcome Home and best wishes!

Kristin (kekis) said...

I thought I would be the only sap around here. Guess not. :)

I have tears in my eyes, a smile on my face, and a huge heart right now. Welcome home Robbie!

Anonymous said...

yay!! i am so happy that robbie is home. huge (((hugs))) to all of you!

cara (CJinMD)

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you and your family - welcome home Robbie!!! Crying tears of joy for you Trish. Lots of love to all of you.

xoxo
cherryblossom25

Life in the South said...

I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face. I can't even begin to express how happy I am for all of you. Welcome home, little one!!!!

Maria (MKC101103) said...

O...M...G.

There are no words, just tears of joy for you and your family!

Welcome home Robbie!

One Plus One Equals Three said...

Welcome home Robbie, you truly are an inspiration! Congratulations Trish! I can't imagine the feelings of euphoria you and your husband must be feeling right now.

-Jamie.lynn.craig (thenest)

mommy said...

Woot! Welcome home, baby boy. I'm so glad to read the news. Many hugs to mommy and daddy too.

Heather said...

Congratulations! Robbie, your Mommy and Daddy are so happy to have you home!!!!

Ris and Scott said...

I am so excited and happy for you and little Robbie!!! :) YAY for finally coming home! Huge hugs!!! -Ris9701

Jess said...

Congratulations! I had tears in my eyes when I read your post today. Like most others, I've been following your story for months now. I can't tell you how happy I am for you now that your family is home.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! As a fellow sticky, I have been following your story and sending many, many prayers and happy thoughts your way. I am so excited that Robbie is finally home with you. Welcome home, Robbie!

Sarah (MrsSLJ)

Anonymous said...

Yay!!! Welcome home, Robbie!

God IS good!

Jadie

twinboysmom said...

Congratulations!!! It brings back so many memories!!! enjoy your time with your son, finally at home!!!

e.b. said...

I am so unbelievably happy for you guys.

Love you!

MissWeeza said...

Thank you for sharing all the ups and downs with us.
Your home looks like home now with him in it :)
All our love to the three of you!

Jody said...

YAY, YAY, YAY!! I'm so happy for you. Can't wait to see all of those happy at home posts... and hear about all those sleepless nights :)

Meghan said...

This is so awesome! I am so happy for you!! Congrats!

Elizabeth said...

These moments... so many of us take for granted... Going HOME...

For you and David and Robbie though - It's the most beautiful thing in the entire world.

Thank you for sharing this journey. It's a gift.

Kim said...

Wow. Just wow. What a momentous day. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures!

S said...

Wonderful, wonderful news. We have all been waiting on this day right along with you!!! Savor every moment!

Anonymous said...

How AMAZING!! I am so super excited for you and your family! The best news!!

Welcome home Robbie!!!

-Tiffany (**Sissy** from the nest)

AngelsAmid said...

I'm crying!! Just seeing you being wheeled out with him. It's like a dream come true! :) I prayed so long for this day :) I'm so happy for you.

Congratulations!!! :)

Laura said...

So very amazing! I am crying tears of joy!!

BarnStar said...

Yay yay yay! What a blessing to finally have him home. Thank you for allowing us to watch Robbie's progress and to share in your joy. Enjoy your time AT HOME! Congrats!

heather... said...

Crying, Crying, Crying. I know EXACTLY how you feel. Oh Trish. I am SO happy for you. BURSTING!

Sara (lilyvalley) said...

Trish,
I could not be happier for you and your family. This is what we have all been praying for from the beginning! Seeing Robbie at home makes my heart swell! You did such a great job being his Mommy and advocate - I am so proud of you!

Stephanie said...

Trish this is SO amazing. I am sitting here in tears. I am so happy that Robbie is HOME!! Sending tons of love and prayers your way that things continue to go great for you guys! ((hugs))

Sheridan said...

Trish! I have heart pangs! I am so happy for you all.

Welcome to the whole wide world, Robbie!

Stacie said...

Trish. I have tears in my eyes. I am so happy for you and your family. Robbie is home, and it looks so...right. May you have nothing but joy ahead of you.

Much love as always,
Stacie

Fertilized said...

Such a sweet sweet victory! Trish. i am just so happy for you

T-Mommy said...

One story ends and there is a new one beginning!!!....

The best wishes on this new story, may it be full of smiles, joy and happiness.

Many congrats!

Brittany said...

Welcome home Robbie!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! That is so wonderful.

Anonymous said...

ahhh!!! Oh my goodness I am so happy for you guys! I have been reading your blog since Robbie was born and have been following your ups and downs. I am beyond thrilled! :-)
cvillecouple from the nest

Sunny said...

I am over the moon for you!!!

mom2anangel said...

Trish, I am so happy to hear you. I have been following your blog and pray for you all the time. This is great news!! Welcome home Robbie :)

Monica said...

Congrats, Trish. We're so happy for you guys. Welcome home.

Monica/MrsMSG