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-
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.
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-