Friday Evening, February 19
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Just a couple of hours after the baby was born, and before the baby got her first bath, Mr. Brian and Mrs. Angie brought the girls to the hospital so they could meet their new baby sister. We can’t thank Brian and Angie enough for taking great care of the girls while Jonathan and I were in the hospital having this baby girl.
The girls were so excited to see their new sister and both asked to hold her right away.
Mallory wanted to know why the baby’s skin was yucky (white gunk from the birth). She was also really curious about my IV and our hospital bracelets. She also kept asking to see my belly. She wanted the baby to talk. She wanted the baby to walk. I guess she was ready to play with her the way she plays with her other little sister. She then asked the nurse, who she thought was the doctor, where the “special tool” was that was used to get the baby out of mommy’s belly. We’ll get back to you on that one, Mal.
It is amazing to me how much more Chelsea understands (at 25+ months) about the baby compared to what Mallory understood (at almost 21 months) when Chelsea was born two years ago. Mallory wasn’t talking (and didn’t until she was 2.5+) and really could have cared less; she really didn’t even acknowledge her new sister. Chelsea, on the other hand, is going to be a very hands-on big sister right away. We’re going to have to watch her!
Chelsea kept telling the baby, “look at me!” and would try to turn the baby’s head toward her. She liked to wipe the bubbles from the baby’s mouth. And she kept wanting to hug or lay on her. I think Chelsea is the luckiest of her sisters… she gets to be an older sister and younger sister, so she gets the best of both worlds – someone to look up to and someone to look up to her.
We are so blessed to have three beautiful, healthy little girls and look forward to watching them grow up. I would guess that they are going to be the best of friends.