July 30, 2008

5:08 pm

I have a niece.
Madelyn Jennifer was born at 5:08 yesterday afternoon, weighing in at 6 lbs 15 oz and 19.25 inches long. She's only about a pound bigger than her brother was, but she seems stronger and bigger than he did (he was 5 weeks early, though). She's bright eyed and already taking in as much of the world as she can. Jack thought she was pretty cool, too. He kept pointing and saying "baby." He was enthralled with her getting her first bath and screaming her head off. He pulled Papa across the room to see the baby, twice. He even held her for about 15 minutes. I don't think he quite understands this little baby will be coming home with them and sleeping in his old crib. He'll learn soon enough. For now, he gets to go on great adventures with Nana and Papa, while the baby is still at the hospital with Mommy and Daddy. Mom and baby are both doing great. We're all very excited to welcome her to our family.