Monday, September 8, 2008

Gaining a Daughter, Losing a Husband

OK, he's toast. Done. Wrapped around her tiny little finger.

I am SHOCKED at how well the first day has gone. As long as Lucy is with Jeff, she's OK. He held her while I fed her some dinner. (Hey, J/B - she eats VEGETABLES and FRUIT. You're next.) She will play little peek-a-boo games, although a little timid. She slept for an hour in the crib and then when she woke up, she wanted Daddy and slept with us all night -- half of it lying on his chest.

I woke up at one point (OK, 500 times to check on her) and she was rubbing my arm with her hand and when I looked at her, she waved to me. It was the cutest thing in the middle of the night!

I know we have a long road ahead and a lot of work to do before she's really OK, but I expected this day to be so much harder. I'm so proud of her. I know she's sad and confused by it all but she's such a strong little girl.

Maybe today she'll actually let me hold her.

More pics to come... I promise.


Anonymous said...


So excited for you, girl.

Cindy said...

How sweet...enjoy this time with your little girl!


Room for More said...

oh my goodness, how cute and precious to have a little night-time wave!! What a wonderful first day and night!

momwithfaithandhope said...

Daddy's little princess. Not to worry. We've been home for 3 days now, and she follows Mommy around and loves to watch me do make up and hair! Hope you get some Lucy-Love today Mommy! How sweet that she waves to you in the middle of the night. Enjoy - Hugs, Tiff

Lynn said...

Awww, what a precious day for you guys!

Steve n Coco said...

Here's hoping you get a chance today!! She is so precious.

JEff said...

We're so excited for you all! She is just beautiful!

Andrea said...

She is fine, Mama.
I am so happy for you guys.
Just hang out with her. She will come around.
Wonderful pictures! thank you for sharing this with all of us.
Welcome Home, Little Lucy!
We've been waiting for you.


JEff said...

We're so happy for your family! I can't wait to go back and do it again...So glad your day has gone so well.

Anonymous said...

Jackie - my heart and prayers are with you all for a peaceful, fun and safe return. Take a deep breath = what seemed impossible has become a reality and your lives have changed forever. God has touched you in a miraculous way - enjoy every grace-filled minute. xxoo Claire McDonald

Megan said...

YIPEEEEEE! She is yours forever! She is so big and beautiful. Love that smile! Kimi can't wait to meet her mei mei.

Unknown said...

Wonderful! I can just picture the scene in the middle of the night. :)

Sarah k said...

Ok.. that is too sweet!!! I love the wake up and wave thing. You are soooo blessed Jackie!!! congratulations on the beautiful journey and the wonderful daughter!!! Sounds like Heaven!

Amy, Ryan, Aidan and Lauren said...

Super sweet. So happy for your family! I hope the rest of your trip and AIT go well.

Anonymous said...

There is something about daddies and their daughters, but don't worry. Mommies, also, have a very special spot. Trust me, your day is coming and it will never end. Just take a look at the post my mom left you.

Anonymous said...

I laughed and laughed at this message. I could have written a post just like this 18 1/2 years ago on the day Erica came home from Korea. She was a daddy's girl from that moment and still is! Loved the part about you waking up 500 times to check on her. Hard to believe it is real, isn't it?
Love and blessings,

Anonymous said...

I remember when I gave birth to Leslie, your title could have described that moment so well. She was daddy's girl from the moment he first held her. She's 26 now and they still have that special bond. I love this post and the connection that is taking place in this little girl's life in her daddy's arms and momma's heart.

Megan said...

I love the pic of you bending down and Lucy hanging on in a beautiful embrace. Congratulation and wishing you a lifetime of joy! With your new addition.