AJ spent the night with us last night, and we headed to the hospital VERY bright and early this morning to meet her new baby sister!!
The girls were QUITE dazed on the way:
We got to the waiting room and sat down to. . . wait.
AJ waited expecantly. . .
And Ali waited sleepily.
I’m pretty sure she FELT like doing this:
But of course she didn’t. I just caught her mid-blink.
AJ got nervous. She got a morale boosting hug from Ali:
And then the moment came!!! They opened the blinds, and there stood Daddy with a new baby!!
A beautiful baby!!! But was it a boy or a girl?
David came around and told AJ the secret. She came back in and announced to us all. . .
“I HAVE A NEW BABY SISTER!!!”
Tessa Faith was 7 lbs 5 ozs, 20 inches long!
Everyone was overjoyed:
And Dandee changed into her appropriate pink colored shirt (she, along with the rest of us, was feeling “boy” this morning, so she came in her blue shirt. What a good Grandmother to bring both!)
Well, everyone was overjoyed but Ali. She got really quiet for about 10 minutes, then tapped me on the shoulder and said quietly, “I don’t. . .I don’t want Mommy to have a baby in her tummy.”
I guess the reality hit her.
We looked at pictures. . .
And then it was time to wait for Mommy and baby Tessa to get into a room. Everyone was feeling quite sleepy by now.
An hour or so later, we went to see new Baby Tessa up close:
And AJ fell immediately in love.
She begged to hold her over and over:
And then Baby Tessa gave AJ a present! A camera!
Baby Tessa is beautiful and happy:
And the whole family couldn’t be more thrilled.
AJ is already completely in love with her little sister.
I think today will be a PERFECT day for an early, LONG, nap.
Congratulations, David, Ashley and AJ!!!