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This blog is a series of anecdotes from our life after losing our first child, a stillborn daughter, then going on to birth the two other lights of our lives!

Bear is 6: serious, organized, my cruise director and my time keeper.

The Comedian is 4: She is pure comedy always doing something unintentionaly funny that I attempt to put into words.

Enjoy our stories, conversations, and delights as we embrace the lives of our second and third daughters without ever negating our first.

Children's Widsom - Quote of the week...

Children's Widsom - Quote of the week...
"I Wish Emma Was Alive Because I Would Tell Her Where The Bathroom Is"

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

For the Love of a Baby (PICTURE OF NEWBORN POSTED)

My Comedian loves babies. I mean - she Love, LoVeS, LOVES babies.

The constant chatter, the incessent need to discuss poopy diapers, the blow-by-blow of what babies do, how they do it, why they need mama's milk (from boooobies, of course) flow from her with ease; all with a babydoll perched on her hip, or shoulder as she gently shushes it and pats it on the back.
Since the day my brother and sister-in-law announced their pregnancy Comedian as been asking "When is Auntie's baby coming out of she's belly?" The tone of the questions became more intense, corresponding - it seemed - with the girth of Auntie's belly. Lately, she was desprately whining at us putting elongated silences between each word to emphasize how serious it was. "When...Is...Auntie's....Baby...Coming...Out....Of...She's....BELLY?"
Needless to say, I was more-than-mildly shocked today at her hesitancy to greet her new cousin.

Elijah Daniel (held by big brother) finally arrived late last night after an unexpectedly long and difficult labor.

And this was as close as my baby-lovin', pretend diaper changin', bottle feedin', back-pattin', shoulder-shushin' Comedian would get.

Apparently, the real thing isn't exactly what she pictured in her head!

A family - complete, I'm told. Congratulations on your baby boy.


Michelle said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your new family member! He is sooo cute!

Kristin said...

He is adorable. Congrats to your brother and SIL.

Lisa RM said...

Funny how kids react to babies.

The Steadfast Warrior said...

Congrats on your nephew!

Maybe Comedian sensed that a real baby wasn't quite all play-time fun. Interesting. I'm sure she'll warm up to him soon enough.

WiseGuy said...

Congratulations to the new parents...and Congrats to you guys for your new nephew!

Hey Comedian...what's up? Maybe she had it all predicted with the baby doll, and the real one overwhelmed her a bit?


Echloe said...

Wow. What beautiful children. Congrats on the new edition to your family.


Katie said...

Awww congrats on your new nephew!

Beautiful Mess said...

Happy ICLW!

Once again, congratulations to your whole family on the birth of a baby boy cousin/son.

How sweet that the Comedian was a bit nervous to meet the baby. I love it. I bet as he gets older, she'll momma him perfectly.

~Jess said...

Congrats on the new addition! I think for a lot of kids, the reality of a new baby isn't as fun as what they think it will be:-)


Cassandra said...

Congrats on the addition to your family!

Sometimes I think that baby dolls give kids a false sense of what babies are all about. Even the dolls that cry, or pee, or eat, don't do them all at once.

Stacie said...

What a cute baby! Kids never react the way we expect the to--I think it is to keep us on our toes!

Anonymous said...

Your children are sooooo cute!! really lovet the quotes!

Love, Fran


Courtney said...

Thanks for your sweet comment! Your kiddos are adorable!


Mrs. Gamgee said...

Congrats on the new nephew! He's beautiful!

MrsSpock said...

Congrats on your nephew! Hopefully the Comedian will get a little taste of really baby lovin'...and find out she likes the real deal as well.

Kristin said...

I gave you an award.