Thursday, November 11, 2010
Our Family Grows!
October 29, 2010, around 2:30 p.m., I received the most exciting text on my cell phone. It was from my brother-in-law, stating that Eli's sister was going into labor. Her water had broken (thankfully, she was at home), and contractions were beginning!
All of the family - Eli has six siblings - had been in an anticipated state for the week prior. Knowing that "any minute" can happen when babies are ready to arrive!
I was so excited that I was privileged to visit Melissa and Michael in the hospital during labor, along with my mother-in-law. This little baby surprised us all by being breech and needing to be delivered by c-section, BUT, she arrived safe, sound, and adorable! Little Tirzah already has the family wrapped around her sweet, tiny fingers.
Jonah is especially proud to "take care" of his baby cousin. He is constantly eager to visit his uncle and aunt's house, with a quick request to hold the baby. He does great and takes great care to be as gentle as possible with her. Reuben, on the other hand, looks at Tirzah with a bit of caution in his eyes - maybe he knows he's not the baby of the extended family anymore? Either way, we're glad to keep growing and I'm excited to have a baby to snuggle!
Mother and baby ... too precious