May 10, 2013 at 4:17 in the afternoon, we welcomed our darling daughter into the world. That was over 6 months ago. Priorities…and pretty much everything shifted. Our lives have been so blessedly full with an energetic curious two-year-old big brother and an adorable infant sister. But I really do want to capture these memories to relive them later, so here we are again. Resuming our random posts about this dance called “home life”.
Rosalyn… because both Jacob and I love the name, and Anne… after my dear Grandma Anne Friesen. A beautiful labor and birth. Only two hours and seventeen minutes.
It was such a sweet privilege to introduce Kyler to his new baby sister. He crawled up onto the bed beside me and gently held her for a little bit. Then she looked up at him. Apparently he wasn’t prepared for that because he freaked out, “Scary! She’s looking at me!” He got over it pretty quickly, and they’ve been best friends.
Rosalyn has been the perfect picture of health and beauty. She didn’t stay 7 pounds 6 ounces long at all. In fact, she never lost any weight, but just took off charging up the growth charts. For the first few weeks people commented, “Aww, what a tiny baby!” They soon changed to, “Wow! She’s getting big!” and “Just take a look at those thunder thighs!”
Yes, she’s very very squishable and at 6 months she’s wearing up to 18 month sizes. At 4 months she got her first two teeth, and this last week two more showed up. She learned to sit up by herself at five months… Rosy has graced our lives for half a year already. Dazzling us with her charming smiles and bright-eyed innocence. Everyone loves her. We are blessed.