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Sunday, November 11, 2007
In the previous post, I forgot to tell you the big news. Here it is: Noah slept for 8 hours - did you catch that? E-I-G-H-T hours!!!- last night (Saturday)!!! That is the longest he's ever slept at one time, and let me tell you, I felt like a new woman all day today! Now, I'm well aware that it was probably a fluke, and it probably won't happen again for a while, but I was still VERY excited and wanted to share that with everyone : )
I also somehow deleted these pictures from the last post, so here they are. Mary Kathryn and Claire were able to be with us at the hospital for at least a little while every day, and here they are with Noah - their beloved little live baby doll! - a couple of days after his surgery. They are the best big sisters, I don't know what I (or Noah!) would do without them!
Finally, from the look on Noah's face, you can tell he was thrilled to meet his Piquette grandparents for the first time. We enjoyed their visit so much! Matthew's dad became a grandpa for the first time over 30 years ago, and he seemed just as thrilled with his 11th grandchild as I'm sure he was with his first : ) Grandma Ruthie enjoyed holding Noah and feeding him, and he loved her right back!
Posted by Matthew, Ashley, Mary Kathryn, Claire and Noah at 11:57 PM
The very next day, Noah's adoption became final!! Talk about wrapping everything up all at once! The second picture shows us outside the courthouse with our attorney. We were so thrilled that there were no complications whatsoever with the adoption process, another blessing we give thanks for daily. It's wonderful to have the newest little Piquette in our home! Halloween was a fun night, with our girls as a "French Girl" and "Girl Pirate", and Noah as a "Pea-in-a-Pod". He slept through most of the evening - this is our only picture of him with his eyes open while wearing his costume!
One month is a really long time in the life of a 3-month old, isn't it? And no updates during that month is probably really irritating to blog-readers, isn't it? : ) To appease you, here are some pictures from the last month - Noah has really grown a lot! His recovery has gone amazingly well, and exactly two weeks after his surgery, his doctor released him from his care! This first picture shows his surgeon holding him after his final visit. We are so thankful for him and the excellent care he took with our baby.
I will try to post more often (and with more pictures), but I can't promise much! Things are pretty busy around here almost every day, and most days, it's rare for me to do anything on the computer other than write a speech report!
Posted by Matthew, Ashley, Mary Kathryn, Claire and Noah at 9:52 PM