Introducing….

Well loyal readers, I hope my long absence is excusable. We’ve had quite a lot going on around here. But today is quiet and rainy. The visiting family has departed (sniff). And here I sit to start life again with my five children. Five! And one of them a female!
I admit, I was skeptical up until the moment when she was born, and the first words out of my mouth when they plopped her on my chest were, “Is she really a girl?” But Caroline Marguerite is here in the flesh, and we are all, despite a little fatigue, very well and happy.
I’m not sure what we would have done if she had been a boy, since the amount of pink pouring into our house lately has been, well, a little over the top. Grandma, aunties and daddy started buying fluffy dresses-

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My boys, with a little help, sent me flowers in the hospital-

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And grandma brought another stunning hand made quilt-

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I always wonder how the other children will react to a new baby in the house. I wasn’t really worried about my big boys this time around, nor should I have. They are totally smitten.

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But I was a little concerned with the three year old. He has ruled the roost around here for a long time, and when he wouldn’t even look at me in the hospital, I thought we were in for trouble. But he is warming up to her.

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And I think they will all be just fine with a little sister.

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And then there is Caroline herself. I’ll try not to bore you all with too many pictures, but I have to put up a few, because of course she is the most beautiful baby ever born. Particularly when she is sleeping-

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But even more so when she is awake.

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We are grateful for all your well-wishes, prayers and sweet gifts, and we are grateful to our good God for entrusting this little life to us!

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3 thoughts on “Introducing….

  1. I have the same skepticism about ours being a girl. Just doesn’t quite seem possible after three boys. Caroline is beautiful and so is that quilt.

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