A week ago Saturday night we headed to the hospital as labor started. Shortly after 6am on Sunday March 8th, Taya Kathryn Blythe was born weighing just shy of 7 lbs and after giving two little cries she contentedly snuggled with a very happy mom. Thus far she has proven herself to be an excellent snuggler and a generally good sleeper.
At eight days old she has definitely found her place. Olivia loves to hold her and tell her; "It's ok." Every diaper change, Olivia pulls up a chair and is eager to help. Paige gets a kick out of her new sister and seems to find her funny. Whenever Taya is down at her level, Paige rushes over to lick her (her version of a kiss), and then leans her head against her making an "aw" noise.
Mom came and spent the week helping make the transition to being a family of five a smooth one.
This last weekend I had the privilege of throwing a baby shower for a friend. After three girls it was so much fun doing a boy themed shower. I am so accustomed to pink baby paraphernalia that shopping through boy colors was a whole new experience.
Sometime next month the Harrells will be welcoming their first son. After the baby shower he is going to be a well dressed little man.
We will be welcoming our own little girl into the world very soon - hopefully within two weeks. At this point I might be more excited about no longer being pregnant than anything else... soon the days of waking up and just waiting for the nausea to kick in will be over. Instead it will be waking up to hold our littlest daughter. That's a pretty good exchange.