Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sharing Blankie

Elinore has her blankie, well actually she has several of them, but one is almost always with her.  They are all identical and rotated through so I can be washing some and she has a spare and if we loose one for a few days we're still okay!)  She's fairly protective of her blankies, but while she was visiting Ruth in the hospital, she shared her blankie with Ruth.  And she's continued to on occasion at home too.  Granted she always takes it back when she "needs" it, but she covers Ruth with it and tries to get her to hold it sometimes too. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Shoulder Shrugs

A few weeks ago Elinore started shrugging her shoulders when she's unsure of something.  It's quite adorable.  She's make some noise indicated she doesn't know and shrug her little shoulders.  And sometimes she throw her hands out to further emphasize he lack of knowing the answer. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holding my Hand

Very shortly after Ruth was born, she grabbed a hold of my finger and held on for a long time.  And she has continued to do so many times in the last week and a half.  It warms my heart and swells with love as she holds my hand. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Ruth's Birth as told by Daddy

7:05 AM - Got the call from Beth that her water broke.
8:15 AM - We arrived at the hospital and being admitted.  They appear to be very busy.
10:00 AM - Started the pitocin to induce.
10:50 AM - Started using birthing ball.
- Labor was about 2:20 minutes; it was fast!
- Baby Ruth Ann was born at 1:01 PM and we decided the name at 1:45.  Her pinkies look bent like mine.  She has a dimple or two and looks just liked her big sister.  She started feeding shortly after birth.  She has a full head of hair and started sucking her thumb right after birth.
- Beth says she's not having another baby.  We'll see about that.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sit by Sister

When Ruth was just 4 days old, Elinore and I ventured out with her to take her to her first appointment with the pediatrician.  The outing itself went well since Keith wasn't able to come with us, I didn't know how it'd go, but it was good. 

As we were getting ready to leave, which took quite awhile, Elinore asked if I was going to sit next to her in the backseat.  (I had on the way home from the hospital and picking her up, and she liked it.)  I told her no, I had to drive.  So she said okay, I'll sit next to Ruth.  Silly me thought the empty seat between them still meant they were going to be sitting by each other.  Not true.  When we got to the van and I was buckling both the girls in, Elinore was crying away because she couldn't sit next to Ruth.  (They sit in the middle row of seats of our van, and we have removable seat between them.) 

Nearly the entire drive to the doctor's office she cried about it.  That is until she told me, "I'm mad at you!  You're mad at me!"  After explaining that I wasn't mad at her, she continued to grumble about sitting next to Ruth.