Friday, February 22, 2013

Our Newest Arrival!

    Whew!  February has flown by in our house!  I looked back at my last post, and realized it has been a month since I last looked in on my poor little blog!  Of course, this may be somewhat understandable since we have recently welcome our newest family member, our little Baby Girl!!  She finally made her appearance on Feb. 4th, much to the excitement of everyone--and much to the relief of Mommy!

     Her arrival was uneventful, which is always a blessing.  She was the biggest baby in our house, showing up at 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and 21 inches long!  But like someone commented, "She will need to be big with three big brothers to deal with!"  Mommy was thankful that all the "hard work" (aka labor!) was quick--2 hours & 41 minutes from start to finish!  
Here she is!  After first bath...about two hours old! :)

     After we were settled in our room, the brothers and grandparents came for a visit.  Stitch was nearly beside himself with excitement!  He had been waiting so long to meet his little sister!  he was somewhat disappointed when he found out he had to go home, and Little Sister had to stay for another whole day!  The bigger brothers took a token look, and then found the window that looked out over the city--which was much more interesting than a baby!  I mean, you could see planes flying and all the cars on the interstate--what's a baby compared to that! :)  We did manage to get a picture though...after much convincing!


     We are settling into a routine here at home pretty well.  Thankfully, Little Sister is a fairly decent sleeper, and doesn't wake Mommy up ten times a night!  She is a pretty good baby, and only has a little "fussy time" in the evening.  Stitch is still trying to convince me that he needs to stay home with me every day, instead of going to school.  We have reached a compromise where he has to go to school in the morning, but he can come home after lunch.  He is enjoying his extra time with Mommy and Little Sister!

     Thank you to all my readers for your prayers and good wishes at this exciting time in our lives.  I will try to be a little more regular with posting, but no promises...because how could you not want to sit and look at this face all day?! :)