She arrived at 8:01 Friday morning. Grace Ivy has completed our family, and made me the happiest mama. My heart is overjoyed to finally have her here, healthy, and getting to see her sweet little face. The nerves Thursday night and on our drive to the hospital were out of control. Excitement to meet our sweet baby and emotions about our last hospital trip were on Chris and I’s mind Friday morning.
But she has taken away all our fears and replaced them with joy. Grace has a special place in my heart. My little gift from God. I will explain more of that later when I have a moment to reflect, right now she is just perfect…
The meeting of Bradley and Grace was no less than perfect. He just spent the whole time tracing the outline of her face, inspecting her little hands, and kissing her sweet head. This is a little boy in love, and will someday make a wonderful father. I have never seen an almost five year be sweeter and gentler to anything before.
We made the decision to keep Ellie at home. She just wouldn’t understand the hospital and not being able to climb up on me. I think it was the right thing to do, she is just so little. Her homecoming with Grace was just as sweet…
She is really interested in Baby Grace and brings her pacifiers and baby hats. She has exceeded my expectations and wants to know where “baby” is at all times. I have the sweetest video to share, once I get things more organized. She is going to be a great big sister and I know they will be great friends.
Right now we are settling in, adjusting, and trying to catch little cat naps whenever we can. I am 100% in love with these three babies, and I have never felt more blessed or complete in my life.
7 lbs. 8 oz.
20 inches long
8:01 am Friday, October 21st, 2011
Welcome to the world sweet baby!! You are very loved!