It’s high time I introduced you to our newest little munchkin, who arrived quickly — nay even precipitously — twelve days ago.
(If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve met her already, because it’s a lot easier to post a photo from my phone while nursing than to try to open up the computer and get something done there!)
3:25 am, March 10, 2017
9lb 1oz, 21″
We were able to Skype with her Daddy right away, so he got to meet her mere minutes after she was born. He also got to be there virtually (see that glowing screen above? That’s him) when her brother and sisters came to meet her a few hours later.
(There’s a special kind of happy chaos in that hospital visit, isn’t there? Between the new baby and the bed that moves, the excitement levels are very high. Despite what you might think from that last photo above, where everyone looks inexplicably solemn.)
Despite my going into labor in the middle of the night and Josephine deciding that she was going to waste no time in making her entrance into the world, Auntie Leila sprang into action and got us to the hospital in time — even with nearly ten minutes to spare.
Yikes. I think I might need to find a good midwife and move in next door to her for the next baby.
I told this little girl many times over the last nine months that she really needed to be a calm, easy baby (and stepped up those pleas when we found out her dad would be deployed when she arrived!), and so far she is proving to be a wonderfully obedient child. Her actual arrival was a little bit of a crazy flurry, but since then she has truly been a model newborn. Thank the Lord!
We were able to have her baptized right away this weekend on the feast of her patron, Saint Joseph, which was beautiful! (No pictures of that yet though, as my sweet sister-in-law took a ton of photos for us and is still sorting through them.) Other than that excitement, we have been resting, doting on this sweet little girl, and providing my parents and Habou with ample opportunities to perform corporal acts of mercy as we continue to make their lives more chaotic!