Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My turn

So Joe has been singing my praises on this blog for the past week, and I thought it was only fair that I share with everyone just how awesome HE is, and how amazing he has been through this entire experience. For the past two months, I've been on bedrest or in the hospital and Joe has been in charge of everything and anything. He never once complained about being completely and totally responsible for the house, the yard, the laundry, the pets, the errands, etc. On top of that, he actually acted happy to wait on me hand and foot day in and day out, constantly jumping up to get me whatever I needed or wanted, be it a tissue or water or a hot fudge sundae from Carvel.

When I was in the hospital with C-Diff and after my water broke he spent just about every waking minute by my side, cheering me up and keeping me company. And when I went into labor...well I really can't even begin to describe how incredible he was. Though he was scared out of his mind just like I was, he never once showed it. During the c-section he sat by my head, calm and collected as ever, stroking my hair, kissing me, and whispering to me that our babies were strong and wonderful and everything was going to be fine. And I believed him. As soon as he could see each baby, he would dart over to them and then rush back to me with a report - "She's perfect!! She's absolutely perfect!!" He could not have said or done anything better than he did and I never would have made it through that night without him.

And now that the babies are here, he is the most amazing father ever. He loves our babies so much and it is awesome to see him with them. He knows what every single number on every single monitor means, he knows all the NICU terms and slang and he celebrates each and every tiny little milestone the babies make. He's also taken about 700 pictures of them in the 4 days they've been on the planet. He's not proud or anything.


So I just wanted to give a glimpse into how lucky I am in all of this. I may have been the one who had to go through the pregnancy and delivery, but I certainly didn't do it alone. And I look forward to each and every day in our new lives with Joe by my side. I love you.

16 comments:

Colleen said...

You two are SO CUTE! And so amazing!

Jessy said...

He's a keeper. You 5 are so lucky to have each other. Congrats!!

shawna said...

I adore the 2 of you as a couple. You are both so strong together. I pray that your babies take after the both of you.

Jenn said...

Beautiful. I'm crying at work now.

Anonymous said...

I cry at every blog entry I have read. The 2 of you have an amazing relationship! You little ones will will benefit from your love and strength.

mrsolsenk12 said...

That it so great Brooke! From reading Joe's updates, I can tell how much he loves you and those kids. You are such an amazing person! Hope to see you back on SAIF soon!

The Home Cook said...

I knew Joe was a good guy when he patiently explained to me how to work your gas grill, all while entertaining 4 pregnant women in his house. :)

You guys have to stop...the pregnancy hormones are making me even more emotional then usual. :) I always knew you guys would make great parents but you also make a great couple. You are both very lucky to have each other.

Davezwife said...

bbbrruuhaaaaaaa!!!! And now I bawl!!! ;-) You guys are so wonderful. That is why these babies SIMPLY MUST do well and enjoy their amazing lives ahead.

Rebekah said...

I'm so glad you have each other...and these 3 babies have both of you. Continued prayers to you and your beautiful family!

Natalie said...

Your babies are so lucky to have 2 such amazing, wonderful parents. You are really the cutest, sweetest most amazing couple ever and your blog posts make me cry!

I used to baby sit for triplet girls. they were born at 27 weeks and now, 21 years later, are amazing, healthy, beautiful young women. I am saying prayers every night that your babies continue to grow stronger every day.

madebymel said...

You are BOTH amazing people!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful husband!

Anonymous said...

You guys are really doing a number on my eye sockets. Like I don't feel bad enough that I can't donate blood.

But as everyone has agreed - the two of you are amazing - and just look at what you produced. Those little loves will not only grow to have the physical strength and genetic longevity but they will also inherit your emotional strength. You guys are just great and I Love You Both - but can we stop with the tear jerkers. :)
Just kidding - these are good crys.
You did great - you're doing great and it's gonna be absolutely magnificent. Imagine - three little ones running around - I CAN'T WAIT.............
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo :)Auntie

Mrs.OL said...

What a beautiful family. You are all so blessed to have each other.

Mom2Be said...

I can tell from Joe's posts what a wonderful father and husband he is. I'm glad that you have some things going for you. : ) Your post got me teary eyed...darned hormones! ; ) Anyway, I saw this t-shirt while looking for one for DH and thought it would be perfect for your DH:
http://shop.cafepress.com/design/20317231
: ) Take care!

Anonymous said...

could you two be any more beautiful?? i think not!
<33nikki