Our three little girls
The morning after Ava Jean was born,
Grammy and Big Sisters were the very first to come visit.
Alathea & Abigail have been waiting for weeks and week to finally meet "Baby Sister"
They were surprisingly hesitant when they first arrived.
They were not quite ready to hold baby sister.
In fact it took them a good 20 minutes of just staring at her (notice Abi's face above), and Alathea asking over and over exactly how she got out of my tummy, before they were ready to hold her themselves!
Surprisingly, Abigail was the first to want to hold her.
Her first moment as a Big Sister...
All before Alathea was "ready" to hold her newest little sister...
This is the face (above) that she had all morning.
She's my emotional girl, probably flooded with all kinds of thoughts in this moment.
But almost instantly she was smitten with baby Ava herself...
All better now. And a very proud Big Sister.
Before they left, Abigail wanted one more time to hold Ava, whom she calls,
"My baby sister Ava Jean"
Overnight Abigail looks like such a big girl now. Amazing how that happens.
Our big girls are adjusting to life with a new baby sister wonderfully.
Not without an extra dose of crying and misbehaving mixed in...but overall the sweet times are dominating the challenging ones. Having Daddy home has helped a TON! He's been taking them on special dates every day.
Ava isn't fond of sleeping at night without being all snuggled up to one of us, so we're dealing with some real sleepless nights. But we're grateful for our precious newborn and know how sweet and fleeting these days are. So we're enjoying them!