Meeting her brothers! They were very excited and impressed with the whole proceedings. Stockton immediately took it upon himself to test her bink out and then shove it in her mouth whenever possible. (He still does that sometimes haha.)
Jack kept saying over and over, "She's so cuuute!" He was excited to gently "pet" her and see her fuzzy hairs. He squealed when she opened her eyes.
I love spending these first precious days together, sniffing her, holding her close, feeling her wonderful and very real little spirit. Claire had to wait a little while for her turn to come to Earth, and we've had the sense that she is very happy to be here with us.
Babies are so cloud soft! I felt like I was just stroking her dimpled dappled skin over and over. At first she seemed to be like Natalie, fighting to get her arms out of a swaddle, but she warmed to it eventually. Look at her dark hair!
|I had dozed off while she was sleeping and I woke up to her staring at me like this, just watching|
Enjoying our last moments at the hospital before we descended into real life again!
Those hospital days are a beautiful part of the whole process, and I am grateful that I have always felt so taken care of there. My c-section healed perfectly and I sent my doctor flowers because I was so thankful and relieved. It is the highest blessing to be able to bring children into the world, fresh from Heaven, and I feel so privileged to be the mother of four of them, especially with my perfect Austin by my side.