There is something just a little extra sweet about having a baby boy after a girl. Or a baby girl after boy.
Heck, if you're a parent you know that it really doesn't make it any less special if you have all boys. Or all girls.
Having a girl after three boys? Three boys that are over the moon to have a sister?
Well, that IS something special. And it was.
My favorite parts of this day/s (I did go back the next morning and do a First 48 with her brothers meeting her, because, how could you not??)....
Mom getting her nose sweetly scratched from the itchy anesthesia. The way baby Madeline calmed as soon as she was put on mom's chest. The way she kept her eyes clenched tightly shut for as long as I can remember (this outside world is not near as dark and cozy as mom's tummy). The way her itty bitty ears were folded. How much she loved daddy's arms right away. The curious and hesitant touch of the baby of the brothers. The curious and madly-in-love-touch of the middle brother. The way the oldest brother didn't want to leave his mommy's side. Madeline's downy soft fuzzy hair. All the pink.
We are thrilled you are here Madeline. You are a very loved, cherished, and protected little girl!