We had a good stay at the hospital... I was blessed with great nurses who took good care of me. We were only there for 2 full days- got to come home on Sunday morning. But, while we were there we had lots of visitors and the sisters met. It was so sweet- not a dry eye in the room.
We didn't want Ruthie to come to the hospital until I was feeling well enough to be "mommy" and not be sick or in pain. I didn't want Ruthie to be scared. So we had my mom wait until after Ruthie's nap to bring her to meet Emma. Meanwhile, our pastor and his wife (who are also good friends) came to visit us and Aunt Holly - who was working- came down w/ another friend Jen to visit. So the room was full when Ruthie came in. At first she was a little taken back by all the people- even though she knew them all well. She was quiet and climbed into the bed with me. Then- when Tony brought Emma over we asked Ruthie "who is this" and she said "baby" and we said- "Yes, that is your baby sister Emma." She got a big smile on her face and kissed Emma over and over. It was so sweet. After some family pics Ruthie opened her gift from Emma and then EVERYONE had brought gifts for Ruthie- so it was almost like Christmas. Ruthie opened gifts for a long time!!
I will always remember that sweet moment when my two girls first met. We've been praying since we found out we were expecting that the Lord would develop a true love and friendship between the siblings and that moment the Lord was showing us that He indeed heard our prayer and answered with a yes!! I know they will bicker and fight and get on each other's nerves. But for now- Emma is the best thing that ever happened to Ruthie. I am so thankful!
Ruthie and Emma
Our Family of Four!
Ruthie had to name all of Emma's body parts. Here she is pictured looking for her hands!
Grandma w/ Emma
Papa B and Mama D (our pastor and his wife) with Emma
Paw-Paw and Grandma with Ruthie and Emma (and Bitty Baby)
Not the most flattering picture of me, but a cutie of my two girls!!
Another of our family
Aunt Mardi and Uncle Jack, Luke and Bailey w/ Emma
Mommy and Emma getting ready to go home
Daddy, Mommy and Emma (self portrait) before we left the hospital
Emma DID NOT like her car seat!
One of our sweet nurses. I actually remembered her from when I was in the hospital having Ruthie!