October 10, 2011

Welcome Baby Girl....

Wonder what we've been up to lately???

On October 5th, Adrian and I welcomed into our family a new baby girl.

She weighed in at a little over 8 pounds and has the longest fingers and toes I've ever seen on a newborn. She also has long legs and a smattering of dark hair on her 14 1/2 inch head.

I think she looks like her daddy. What do you think? At least in this picture, they seem to have similar expressions.

She is a quiet little thing. Hardly ever cries, only when she is hungry. She is also very alert and already seems to know voices and tries to follow them with her eyes.
There are a lot of voices in our house, so she is pretty wide-eyed sometimes!

The children were so excited to welcome her home! They didn't get a chance to visit us at the hospital because my stay was so short, so this was the first time they had seen her.
It was really a sweet thing. The children came running out of the house to greet us as we pulled into the driveway. They were just bursting with pride!

Everyone had to take turns holding her. And, each of them had to have a picture taken as well! It was a good hour of passing the baby around and touching her and counting her fingers and toes.
Babies are entrancing, not only to adults but also to children!

I also need to mention that Grandma Sherrill is here to help us. We are so, so, so thankful to have her here.

Here are our five girls... FIVE GIRLS! I can hardly believe it. If Hannah were still here, that would make SIX girls.
We outnumber the boys now, which should make for some interesting times in our household!

I think we are extremely blessed to have been granted nine little children to take care of. We thank our Lord God for each one of them!!!

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