Aug 10, 2012

Meeting His Sisters

Later that afternoon when Watts was finished making his debut, his sisters came to the hospital to meet him.  Since we went to the hospital in the middle of the night, sweet Courtnay had a slumber party with the girls and kept them at home all day until Mawmaw and Pawpaw were able to go pick them up to meet their baby brother.  This is no small feat for a babysitter, since when Cille wakes up she is pretty much anti-everybody except "Mom-Mom."  Luckily Stella and I had discussed this problem and between Stella and Courtnay they were able to get Cille calmed down enough to have a pretty fun day together. They even did a celebration dance when they got the news that Watts had arrived.  How great is that?  

We sent Watts to the nursery for a few minutes so the girls could have some reunion time with Mom and Dad before meeting him.  They were ready for some snuggles...
Photography by Cille...
Photography by Stella...
Dogpile on Mommy...
Just the four of us...
And Pawpaw...
Finally Watts joined the party!
When he arrived he had a dirty diaper, so the girls got to help the nurse change it.  Cille was in charge of supplies...
Stella was the supervisor...as usual...
Finally Stella got to hold her brother.  You may remember seeing similar pictures in this blog post...

The nurse was kind enough to take a picture of all of us...

Stella had sweet kisses for Watts...
I love Cille's excitement in this picture...


Stella and I made the mistake of checking out Watts's hair color while Cille was holding him...

That drew her attention to his head, and let's just say she didn't really get the "be gentle" memo yet...
She gave him some sugar when she was finished giving him love pats...
Another tradition in our family is that the new kid on the block has to come bearing a gift for the older siblings.  Our friends the Romagueras suggested this to us when Cille was born and we thought it was a great idea.  Cille surprised Stella with a stuffed seal two years ago.  Watts thought about passing out light bulbs, but decided that women are all suckers for jewelry, so he gave his sisters necklaces...
Cille is attempting to show off her necklace in this picture.  It has a heart...
And Stella's has a star...
Tomorrow...another visit from our sweet girls!

1 comment :

Our Life Version 5.0 said...

You look so good and healthy and happy! You are glowing! Congrats on your baby boy! I've read all the other posts too and have gotten all caught up! He is precious! It takes me back about 10 1/2 months ago when Rosie was born!