Adjusting to Life at Home

Posted by on 08 Jan 2010 | Tagged as: Adoption, my life.

So we arrived back home to the great Town of Waterloo on Wednesday night, 12 1/2 days after we left for Florida. It was a wonderful time as a family, although the 22 hour drive one-way is a little long. On the drive back, we bought a John Grisham audiobook, Playing for Pizza, and it was a good 7 hours that kept my mind off the monotony of driving. Great football story, so I enjoyed that, and Emily was intrigued by the storyline of the book.

On the drive back up, we stopped for the night in Nashville, Tenn., and Raegan got to meet Aunt Jenny, Uncle Josh and her cousins Lauren and Reuben. When we got to Indianapolis, Raegan was lucky enough to meet Aunt Nicole. Back in Waterloo on Wednesday night, Raegan got to meet all four of her grandparents, Aunt Megan, Uncle Jon, Uncle Adam and her cousin Olivia. Raegan likes her extended family very much.

Last night Raegan actually slept for six hours straight. We don’t expect this to be a common occurance just yet, but we certainly aren’t complaining about the good sleep last night.

Thank you everyone for all the wonderful greetings. Raegan loves you all very much, and she keeps telling Emily and I how excited she is to meet you all.

Raegan is a great girl. She is beautiful! I love my little girl.

Aunt Jenny & Uncle Josh

Cousins Lauren, Reuben and Raegan

Aunt Nicole feeding Raegan at Starbucks. Formula. She's feeding her formula, not coffee.

Grandma Hubartt

Grandpa Hubartt

Grandma Diehl

Grandpa Diehl

Aunt Megan and Uncle Jon

Uncle Adam

8 Responses to “Adjusting to Life at Home”

  1. on 08 Jan 2010 at 9:00 pm 1.Jennifer said …

    So glad Raegan’s been able to meet so much of the family already! Looks like she fits pretty well in all those arms! 🙂 We love seeing all the pictures, but we’re really looking forward to meeting her in person!

  2. on 08 Jan 2010 at 10:58 pm 2.Bethany said …

    These pictures are great. Adam doesn’t look very happy about that new niece. 🙂

  3. on 09 Jan 2010 at 3:33 pm 3.Dee Erne said …

    She is gorgeous! I am so happy for both of you. You’re coming to all three services this w/e so we don’t miss you, right?! 🙂
    Patrick and I wish you a very hardy congratulations, and welcome to the “magical” land of parenthood!

  4. on 10 Jan 2010 at 8:18 pm 4.Joy said …

    Welcome home! I am looking forward to meeting and holding Raegan. She looks like she will fit in my arms just right. By the way, are you sure that wasn’t a Latte she was sipping on at Starbucks?

  5. on 10 Jan 2010 at 11:15 pm 5.Jenny said …

    I love all the pictures of the family meeting Raegan 🙂 So glad you guys could stop to see us!!!

  6. on 11 Jan 2010 at 4:24 pm 6.Todd and Laura said …

    How fun to see her with all of your family. It was fun to Jenny’s kids! Lauren is a mini Jenny! At first glance, I thought it was Jenny!! Glad you guys made it home safely and are getting some rest. :o)


  7. on 11 Jan 2010 at 4:42 pm 7.Grandma said …

    Raegan really is a very good baby! We got to spend some more time with them, and she sure sleep a lot! (I remember that newborns do) She listens to our words to her, and she does love music. I think she will love to sing when she grows up! Wait, I don’t want to rush anything!

  8. on 11 Jan 2010 at 10:44 pm 8.Michelle McBride said …

    Reuben laughing is so funny! He made me laugh when I saw him, it was so cute!! Thank you Nate and Em for sharing these wonderful, happy pictures with us all! I love them!

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