Those silver linings I talked about in the last post…
are now blue skies.
On Sunday, Feb 24 we welcomed a little pink bundle into the world.
She was full of surprises.
She came a day before her due date! And that was all good!! Who can complain about not going over due?
My biggest surprise was the fact that she was a girl. I’m not sure why, but with each of my kids I’ve just kinda had an intuition about what I was having. This pregnancy was so much like Dakota’s that I was just sure I was having a boy. I think I asked them twice or more if they are sure it’s a girl! 🙂
The next surprise was her weight. I always had big babies, upper 7 and 8 pounders, they weighed her and someone said, “6lbs 14oz. 19 and a quarter of an inch!” I was like, “What? Are you sure she’s mine?” She seems so so tiny compared to my others. I never buy newborn clothes, just start them out in 0-3 months and this poor child was just swallowed up in the clothes she wore home from the hospital. 🙂 We had to round up some newborn things and there is still plenty of room in those.
Everyone, meet Kennedy Grace.
“Hello bright, cold, new world. I don’t really like you!”
A little bit of bonding time with Daddy! I think he was feeling a wee bit sorry for Dakota that he didn’t get a brother, but I also know that this just may be a spoiled little girl till it’s all over.
The big sisters showed up for their sneak peek. Madison really really wanted a brother for Dakota but once she saw Kennedy, she almost cried. She said, “I’m so glad she’s a girl!” The big thing about having a brother for Dakota was the fact that they are tired of playing “boy” games like wrestling, fighting, guns, and things like that! 🙂 They wanted someone for him to play with so Kennedy just might be a tom-boy!
Dakota seemed completely thrilled with her. He kept asking, “Is this our baby to take home?” After a few minutes of holding her, he was more interested in watching cartoons and making the bed go up and down!
My thoughts in that 2nd photo, “Do I really have 4 kids?”
Big brother was waiting for her!
And Grandma came a few hours later.
So far she has been a model baby. Eats and sleeps. The first 2 nights at home left a lot to be desired but last night more then made up for it. She slept for 3 hours at a time, ate in about 15 min and was back to sleep again.
In the end, we’re thanking God for a sweet new bundle of love.