Early last Thursday morning, I received this text,
which was very similar to one that I had gotten two and a half months earlier.
Josh’s three had spent the night with us, so we loaded them in the car to drop them off at a prearranged location. This was all a part of the day’s mission, which, to quote Josie, was, “for the doctor to
get that baby out of Mommy’s tummy”.
Not long after we arrived at the hospital, the lullaby that announces a new birth, began to play. I looked at Joel and said, “That’s our baby”.
weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce.
But this little sister
tipped the scales at 9 pounds, 9.6 ounces. It was about time they got her out, don’t cha think?
By the time that they
got Nikki back in room 276, her sister had arrived with Denton, Hudson and Josie…wearing their ‘Big Bro’ and ‘Big Sis’ shirts.
As a matter of fact, they were the first to go in
and meet ‘little’ Ellie Jane.
The night before, when we were trying to get Josie to go to sleep, I said, “Just think, tomorrow you’ll be a big sister”. With tears in her eyes, (she wanted her mommy) she said, I not a big sister. I just a little girl”.