Tuesday, December 27, 2011

It's a .... GIRL!

Some of you may know that I have been having serious baby-lust lately.  When Finn turned 1, I thought that was the worst of it, but I was wrong. When he turned 2 and I realized we were leaving babyhood behind, I once again wanted another baby.

Crazy, I know.

Plus, living in a male dominated house, I really wanted a girl.  Change the ratio, just a smidge.  With each pregnancy I had prayed and prayed, not for a girl, but for the perfect addition to our family. And God provided. I would not change my family one bit. But that does not mean I do not long for a little pink here and there.

I have been told that puppies can help to fill in that space inside that always longs for a baby (you of course must like dogs).  I also know the only way to be 100% guaranteed of a girl was to adopt.

With that being said, meet the latest addition to our family:

Elsie Henrietta Ice-Cream Lonac




She is so tiny that she almost fits into her food dish.


We have already had a first bath, which was a little traumatic.  Elsie has pretty much been asleep since then.



The best part is how much the boys already love her. We had to say good-night to Elsie before we could go to bed tonight. Plus, hearing Finn say his version of her name is pretty adorable.

Now, I am off to fight Brandon for whose turn it is to hold her. He has claimed rights to Elsie, which I am good with as long as it involves taking her outside, feeding her, bathing her, and getting up with her at night. But when she is asleep and all snugly, then she is mine.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Congratulations! Elsie is so cute! I can not wait to meet her. And hold her. And smell her puppy smell!

Alisha said...

Wow, Congratulations! So, tell me about the name, did each boy get to choose a part? Or?

Michelle said...

She is even cuter than I imagined. And yes, E and I spent a good portion of our date night talking about how perfectly darling Elsie is!

Larissa Tenorio said...

She's adorable! I'm so glad to hear you've adopted.
Agh. She's so cute!!!
(Word verification is auuwhing) Yes. That's what I'm doing right now.

Larissa Tenorio said...

By the way, how do I follow your blog?