Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Love multiplies

Someone once said - err, I read somewhere - err, my mother told me - well, whatever the source, I have experienced once again how a mother's love multiplies, it does not divide.

Though slightly frazzled, short of memory and sleep, I am so happy to welcome Nell Ann Goss to the world. Nell was born Thursday, February 12. She was a beautiful baby girl, weighing 7 lbs, 12 oz., and was 19 1/2 inches long.

















We are 2 1/2 weeks into this new phase of life, and we're all a-d-j-u-s-t-i-n-g. Slowly, but surely. Each day, I feel better and able to do more, which in turn makes everyone else have a better day, too. Mostly, I am beginning to wonder what the heck I did all day during maternity leave with my first baby. Or, I now more fully understand why my first child is the way she is.

Nonetheless, Nell is a precious (and patient) addition to our household. She loves to be cuddled and tolerates well the way her brother and sister like to hold her. And I am so happy to be watching another child grow up in our home!