Tim and I are pleased to announce that our new baby was born on October 23, healthy and weighing 6 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 20″ long. (She is much smaller than her sibings were, and we actually didn’t have any clothes small enough to fit her.) We are totally in love with her.
And my goodness, Book Boy and Little Sister are more in love with her than we ever would have predicted!
Before she was born, I thought that Book Boy would be somewhat excited but mostly ambivilant about having another little sister. However, from the moment he first laid eyes on her when she was just a few hours old, it was clear that he was totally enamored with her. The day we brought her home from the hospital, he sat on the couch and just held her for about an hour. He runs in the door after school and says “Where’s the baby? I want to hold the baby!” It’s very, very nice.
Little Sister, on the other hand – well, I knew she was thrilled about the baby. In the months leading up to the birth, LS came running whenever I sorted through baby items, she asked to look at baby things every time we went to a store, and she practiced with her dolls all the time. She’s little enough that we don’t let her hold the baby as much as we let Book Boy, but I have a feeling these two girls are going to be very close as they grow up.
(Yes, I know it took me forever to get this posted – I swear, every time I started to write and edit pics, Book Baby woke up and needed me!)