Friday, August 28, 2009

Our Beautiful Saviors

The night of the funeral, we knew we would need some serious time with Lily and Charlie to help us heal. Well, the two little beauties did not disappoint. We posted about how they were able to make us feel better the other day, but I just got some pictures from that night that my mom took. I'm really, really glad she gave me these. It was a fantastic night for us and I'm glad there are pictures.



Charlie had some major gas that night. While I was holding him, my hand was on his butt to keep him propped up, so I could feel every little burst. So when he took his hand and covered his nose, it was as though he was trying to mask the smells!



Lily just after her bath. Her nurse wrapped her up to keep her warm while she was being moved to the scale for weighing. How beautiful is the Bug???



Dad gum he's a cutie. When did he get so handsome???



Charlie was wide awake that night and he couldn't have been more curious about things. He looked at me like an old man who recognizes a face but couldn't place it.


Lily out of the scale getting weighed. She grabbed a finger on each of my hands and pulled me down towards her-- that felt great! And then Brooke came over and the instant Lil' heard her mommy's voice she let go of me and started searching around for Brooke. Quite possibly the most adorable thing this cynic has ever seen.


My brother John's better half Rebecca took this one of us with Charlie. It came out really well because we were so happy to be there and Charlie was being so great that night.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could those babies get any sweeter/cuter?! Even though they're still so tiny, they're starting to look like little chubby babies! :) Great pictures. Put a smile on my face...what great memories from that day.

Stephanie said...

They look like they are getting so big and cuter by the day. I am so happy you have these happy pictures to remember such a difficult day.

Stephanie
from SAIF

Carrie said...

I am sure those babies are like medicine for your souls. I know you cherish each second- your love for all of your children is so obvious.

Thinking about your family all the time. I am 25 weeks and 5 days with triplets and I know that is when you had your beauties. Reading your story is an honor.

J said...

Oh my gosh! They are getting cuter by the minute. Those are great pics!
armywife76 from TTTC

Anonymous said...

You guys really rock. Lily and Charlie are so beautiful and I can see so much love in your eyes. I know you have had a rough couple of weeks, and I continue to say lots of prayers for you.

Rebecca, from CT said...

Look at all the hair Charlie And Lily Bug have!!! Absolutely love the pic of Charlie covering his nose!! Too cute!!

Sonya said...

What beautiful pictures and even more beautiful babies!!! You guys are so strong and are such an inspiration...keep you heads up!!! Your continually in my prayers!!

Jo Ann at FTHS said...

You know, it's amazing looking back at all the photos taken over the last couple weeks...I feel that suddenly Lily and Charlie look more "grown up" now, more like little people than "preemies." Of course, Mom and Dad, you both look great, too...almost as cute as the kids!

Pyjammy Pam said...

i'm going to start calling charlie "cheeks". look at that chub! so cute! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. The babies are getting huge! Okay, well that's a bit of a hyperbole, but they are getting so big-- and GORGEOUS!!! These are some of the best pictures yet-- and you both look so happy here-- some well deserved moments. I am so happy that Lily and Charlie are being so awesome and helping you through this time. Congrats!

Cheryl

Anonymous said...

These pictures are great! They both are just adorable & perfect!! I'm glad they are putting smiles on your face... they sure are putting smiles on my face!

Wendy Turner said...

You don't know me-I am in SC and just heard about your blog yesterday. I gave birth to triplets last Aug at 28weeks. We lost our son, Andrew, when he was 3 months old-unexpectedly to complications from emergency surgery for what we found out was Medical NEC. My son and daughter just turned a year old last week and are doing great. I have been where you are-if you ever need to talk-feel free to email me at momandmunchkins@gmail.com

I will keep your family in my prayers.

Wendy Turner

jennifercrane said...

Your babies get more and more beautiful every day. I am glad they are bringing you comfort and joy during this difficult time. I continue to think of you daily.

Doug H. said...

Charlie is beyond cute! And Lily is adorable!

Glad to hear they are doing great.

Anonymous said...

The babies are adorable. I admire your strength and courage through this time. You are great parents.

Claire said...

They're looking great! I love that picture of Lily...the second one, it looks like she's smiling! So cute!

Lindsi said...

Happy 2 months Lily and Charlie.
Thank you for sharing such a personal time in your lives....the video, the eulogy and your tears.
Through those words and photos I sit here an cry...thinking it is just so wrong to lose a child...but sadly it happens. I can't think of two people that seem more amazing and dedicated to being wonderful parents. I pray that Lily and Charlie will continue to give you strength...I pray that you can see Annaleigh shining through their eyes. I pray for healing

Anonymous said...

Oh My God, those little buttercups are absolutely gorgeous. Keep thriving my sweet babies - Annaleigh is cheering you on... Just look at the wonderful job she is doing... Charlie and Miss Lily Bug - you get more gorgeous each day. Oh yeah, Charlie recognizing a face but can't place it. I know a 91 year old that has that same problem... Let's introduce them.

Keep it up angels. All of you.

Kudos to Grandmom - you take some pretty good pictures... You too - Reeeebecca....

All My Love, Auntie :) xoxoxxoxo

Anonymous said...

What great pics of Charlie and Lily - they look like they're just thriving and loving their mommy and daddy. Thinking of your family and your precious Annaleigh.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures

OSUWifey09 said...

Your babies are absolutely beautiful - wonderful pictures!

Thank you for sharing your journey with the world. I have a 9-month-old baby boy, and as a mom, your story continues to touch my heart and soul. So thrilled to hear that Charlie and Lily are growing - happy two months to them!

We continue to keep your family in our prayers as you get through this difficult time. Annaleigh is definitely a loved baby...and Charlie and Lily are blessed to have such amazing parents. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

I have to comment again... Surprise... You are just tooooooo cute........

I could just eat you up buttercups.

Keep smiling Mommy and Daddy - You are making Annaleigh so happy.....

All My Love, Auntie :) xoxoxoox

Tanna's Triplets said...

They are just tooooooooo cute!!!! You both make pretty babies!!!

Much Love,

Tanna

Cate said...

You have a beautiful family! Those babies just get cuter every day :)

Mrs.X said...

The babies are getting so big!!! I can't believe how fast they are growing. They are also so alert in these pictures :o) You are a beautiful family!!!

Anonymous said...

Those pictures are too precious. Keep up your stregnth. Thoughts and Prayers are with your whole family.

Mae said...

OMG! I can't believe how big they are getting!

Jen said...

Brooke,
Your little ones are sooo cute. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

Hugs
Jen

Momma said...

they are little people!! adorable little people!! if they can't bring a smile to your face, I'm not sure what could....what wonderful therapy they are for your broken hearts

stay strong Charlie and Lily, your sister is depending on you...

*hugs*
Sarah/Copzy

nikandthetrip said...

I'm so glad to see your babies growing healthy and beautiful!
stay strong.

Valeria (from TC)
Italy

Hopeful34 said...

I'm so glad that these babies bring you such comfort in your time of loss. It's a heartwarming story and i've just finally stopped crying from all that has happened. Your babies are so beautiful and i am glad I get to share in your journey. God bless to you all.

Kristine McKowen said...

Charlie & Lily look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your photos!

Love, the last one too!

Although I know you still have much pain, sadness and heartache, your eyes don't look so sad now when you are smiling.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful pictures!! I can't believe how much they have changed just in the last week. The are beautiful!!

JehNM from TTTC

Allison said...

What a beautiful family. The babies are gorgeous.