"This is it for Father's Day this year," our older daughter informed her husband as they contemplated baby Emma Jadyn yesterday afternoon. I suspect he was content.
Big brother, 4, gave hugs and kisses but was somewhat nonchalant; baby sisters are old hat by now. Big sister, 2, was confused, pointing to Mommy's tummy and asking where the baby was; maybe in Daddy's tummy now? She contemplated baby Emma for some time, venturing a kiss but not wanting onto the bed with her and Mommy, instead standing on a chair and observing over the bed railing. When asked if she wanted to hold the baby, she backed off, saying "no! no!"
I figure it for an intuitive reaction -- her world is about to change radically, and this strange little person is the reason. :)
Grandbaby number 12, with another on the way in the second son's family. And what a blessing every single one is.
Welcome to the world, Emma. You are loved by a multitude of people already. May you always know this.