Colin has a new baby sister to love and protect...and we couldn't be happier to add to our family!
It's amazing how different each experience was for us when comparing them to the other. Considering this time around I had an epidural that worked and a baby whose heart was not being stressed, it made for a very pleasant birth experience. I won't deny the fact that after she was born and I got to hold her, I took a peak at her eyes to see if she had the beautiful almond eyes that Colin did. She did not, but it would not have mattered anyway...at least this time we would have been prepared!
Because Kailey was the first girl born in our hospital on March 12th (the birthday of the Girl Scouts), she won a big "prize package" put together by the Girl Scout organization of lots of great stuff...we will certainly be thanking them for this great gift!!
Colin came to meet his new little sister this morning after his swim lessons and then again later this afternoon. Each time he seems to be getting a little bit better, but he is just so curious about her! When you ask him to give Kailey a kiss, he gladly obliges and this afternoon he even was rubbing her shoulder to do "nice". I worry about the grabbing (he wanted her hat) and poking (he has a LARGE interest in eyelashes), but I know it's something that will just take time and practice. It's just amazing to say that we have kidS now, and to see the two of them already interacting together. I just can't wait to see how their relationship is going to grow and change through the years.
Thanks for all of your love and support through the past 10 months...we are so happy to add to our family and to our blog, which will soon be called, Love for Colin...and Kailey too! We will continue to share our adventures of raising our little boy who has Down Syndrome and his life with his little sister.
Pictures to follow soon!