be worked out when you have four children, don't live near family, and have no idea when number five will come into the world. My Mom being here solidified our plan, and that was great. She was able to bring the kids to the hospital to meet Lydie because she was not born during flu season. They close that privilege right off when the flu hits the community.
Walker was so funny, and excited! As you can see in the video, he kept going back to my Mom and saying, "She's so cute!"
They were all dying to hold her.
We had unwrapped Lydie to try to wake her to eat because the nurses wouldn't leave us alone about it. The video had to be uploaded in sections. So there are several of them. I have no idea if they will link correctly. If they don't play, go to our Youtube channel and you can see them. I have not been having luck with the link for a few months now.
I just wanted to sleep too, but we figured we better at least give nwrapping her a try. That was one of the frustrations I had with this birth experience. We were not left alone for any stretch of substantial time to sleep! Our room had a constant stream of nurses and other staff coming and going. After getting a breastfeeding lecture at 1:30 in the morning after being awakened by a nurse, I was more than happy to go home just over 24 hours after giving birth. I was finally informed that there was a "Do Not Disturb" sign for the door after I nearly cried that I just wanted sleep to some random wandering woman wanting to ask me questions. Which still did not detour some of the traffic! Seriously, people! It was so annoying!
Back to the meeting! Wally the biggest brother got to go first!
Will and Lydie Lu.
Big sister Georgia. I am very curious to see how alike these two end up looking. So far, the hair color is sticking!
Walker was so thrilled and sang Lydie a couple of wobbly voiced lullabies.
My Mom and her 13th grandchild. Del's Mom came and visited a couple weeks after Lydie was born.
Here is our newly complete family!
The picture we sent out to friends and family to announce Lydie had joined us that morning.
Some bunny is ready to leave the hospital!
Walker was adamant that she try out her swing.
My parents came to visit over thanksgiving. My Dad met Lydie for the first time. We had a lot of fun with my parents in town.