This photo My Farmer took of me and our little girl literally minutes after she entered the world. I think my face says - holy cow, our baby is here (she was born exactly 30 minutes after we were admitted at the hospital and was delivered by the wonderful nurses because the doctor didn't make it in time), and at the same time, do we really need a photo. But now, I'm happy that we have a look at the precious first minutes.
Here's the first photo of My Farmer and Tinker after we got settled in our maternity room. I think his face says, I can't believe I am the father of one boy and THREE girls, but at the same time, she already has me wrapped around her finger - literally, look at her hold tight onto her Daddy's finger.
To say the kids were excited to welcome their baby sister to the family would be an understatement. The anticipation level was quite high for our household for a solid week prior to Tinker's arrival (so thank goodness she came a few days before her due date - I'm not sure the kids could have lasted...). It was fun to hear the kids coming down the hallway the morning our baby girl was born. I could hear them tell everyone that they were on their way to meet their new baby sister, and my Mom told me that they were telling everyone, if they were interested or not.
LP is loving his role as big brother for the third time. He is a great helper and thinks Tinker is "so cute". He may have been rooting for a baby brother, but he got over it before even arriving at the hospital. I think he'll enjoy being the big brother to all his little sisters.
MP is loving having a new baby sister at home. If I would let her, I think she'd probably hold her all day long. She is also a big helper; she assists with most diapers and gives me "tips" while nursing. There is definitely no shortage of love for our new baby girl from her big sister MP.
JP has entered into her role as big sister very nicely. She loves tickling her baby sister and giving her kisses and hugs. Every day she'll take her turn holding her for about a minute, but then looses interest and is off and running to the next thing (the attention span of a 16 month old is not very long...).
I am so thankful for four happy and healthy children, for a great husband who is a caring father, for a supportive family, and for quiet moments to enjoy and soak it all in.
As time has gone on since starting this blog, our family has obviously grown. We have always used our children's nicknames we used in the womb for on the blog, but now that we have four, I'm wondering if I should change their names to actually better fit who they are. What would you all think if I changed the kids' names to reflect their actual first names? Let me know your thoughts and remember to Comment for a Cause!