Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm Home...and a Baby!

No, the baby is not mine!

This is so weird! I made it home safe and sound on Saturday afternoon/evening!!!! I really cannot express in words how it feels to know I am here permanently and do not have to cross the Big Pond in a week or so like I have for the past 2 years. Weird, is the only word that I can come up with to describe this feeling.

As expected, I visited my house for the first time as soon as I landed! I mean, did not stop anywhere between the airport and my house! Seriously!

Seeing it in all its glory was so awesome and surreal! It is more gorgeous than the pictures I have been obsessing over for the past 2.5 months (I am a little biased!)! My family was there as well as a few friends, who promised me they were there to see me first, then the house! Ha, I am not so sure!!!! It felt so good to be home, see familiar faces, and give some hugs!!!

On to the baby....

Remember my BFF, Ginnie, who was pregnant and due at the end of the month and promised me she would not deliver before I made it home??!! Well, she keeps her promises!

I received an email from her while I was connecting in Amsterdam on Saturday morning. Her water broke and was in the hospital at 11:30PM Memphis time Friday night. Oh, I was excited!!!! I was expecting an email as soon as I touched down saying little Baby Girl had arrived. No, that did not happen. As soon as I arrived, I received a text message from her husband saying no baby yet, 17 hours of labor, and they were about to do a c-section.

So, at 4:49PM, beautiful Sarah Katherine was born....I landed almost at the exact time that she was born!!! I love that kid!

Isn't she delicious!?!!I had an incredible last night in Brussels that I will be telling you about soon. Thank you for all your prayers for a safe arrival! I'M HOME and it feels so good!!


  1. WELCOME HOME TIPPA!!!! Glad you're back!

  2. Welcome home!! Glad to hear you made it home safely:)

  3. Anonymous12:32 AM

    Why do I feel better now that you're home? I'm looking forward to seeing all you do with the house, maybe that's it!
    That baby is smoochable. And oh I'm so glad she has chubby cheeks!!! love to you...

  4. Oh she's precious! Welcome back to the states. I am especially excited that we can talk when it's not 2am my time! ;)

  5. You were totally on my blog list by the way. I know nothing :)