My new niece Isla Gene was born on February 16, 2013 at 7:00pm and I may have introduced her a few times already here on the blog but why not ‘meet’ her again. Its so crazy how my sister’s family seems so complete now with this third little baby. As anyone would be, we were nervous how the other two kids were going to handle a little baby being brought home and stealing their mother’s attention from them … but surprisingly … the kids are doing amazing with having a little sister in the house. So thankful for that. We knew Morgan would be such a helper, he always has been. Seriously … I asked if I could take him home the other day just so he can help me with things around the house. I have him to thank that all the kids were alive when Tara and Lucas came home from the hospital [I was babysitting 3 small children! Scary!] He tells me where everything is and how everything is done and trust me, if I do something different than the way Tara does it … he lets me know.
Our whole family was positive Tara was having a boy, so when we walked in and saw a little ‘I’m a girl’ sign in her bassinet at the hospital … we were so surprised. Morgan was determined that he was getting a little brother. So I was nervous how he was going to react when he found out God gave him another little sister. Throughout the pregnancy we would warn him and try to prep him just in case, telling him that no matter what God gives us … we’ll love it, boy or girl. But then he would assure you that yes, he knows … but God was giving him a boy. So once he met Isla, he was totally fine with having another sister because she looks exactly like him and he thinks that’s pretty cool. We keep saying that she is going to look JUST LIKE YOU MORGAN but with long blonde hair. He thinks that’s pretty cool.
Irelyn is doing amazing with baby Isla too. She currently is breastfeeding all her baby dolls and changing lots of diapers. Tara said going from 0 to 1 kid was an adjustment but fine. 1 to 2 was really hard for her and so far 2 to 3 is a breeze. Knock on wood. So she has a 4 year old, 2, and newborn at home. Sounds nuts to me.
Tara and I had so much fun taking some lifestyle portraits of these three, especially big brother Morgan and big sister Irelyn with baby Isla and they really are just so in love with her its so cute! I love watching Morgan talk to her in his high pitch little voice coo-ing and ca-ing at her like mommy does. I’m so thankful that they are so welcoming to their little sister. She is so loved already.
Isla is a great baby too, other than she needs to be held 24-7 [so Tara isn't getting much sleep but I'm doing great]. She had some difficulties with jaundice and getting her temperature up in the hospital when she was first born but everything is perfect now and so thankful for that. Praise the Lord for this little gift. Babies are truly a miracle and I think people often times forget that because its the ‘norm’ to have them … all you need to do to remember this is stare at their little faces and pay attention to the details. The little finger nails, 10 fingers and 10 toes, their little lips!!! Every little detail. OH! NOW I WANT TO DRIVE OVER THERE AND KISS HER ALL UP.
I absolutely love the simplicity of these photos. Next thing you know she’ll be one and so we’re cherishing how little she is right now. So fun to have a teeny tiny baby in the family again.