Yesterday evening, your newest little cousin was born. Uncle Gary, Aunt Megan and Payton welcomed baby Taylor Grace into our family. And we got to be part of such a special day.
Aunt Megan was set to be induced (like you!) and arrived at the hospital early yesterday morning, but due to some emergency c-sections that needed to be handled, she hung around for a bit before the show got going. The doctors kicked things off around noonish, and we all settled in for Taylor to make her entrance. You and I spent the morning at school, but I was getting updates via text message, so we were in the loop. While it was sorta stinky for Aunt Megan and Uncle Gary, the morning's delay was actually good for us, since we had school and a nap to get in before we could head up to the hospital. And as it was, we got there for the good part!
We headed up around three in the afternoon and took Grandma, Papa and Aunt Maggie some lunch/dinner, since they had been there for a while. When we arrived, you were excited to see Payton, and I think the feeling was mutual. You both ran around and played a bit, and Aunt Megan was a trooper through all your noise and activity. Personally, I would have been a crazy person trying to labor with toddlers running around the room. We did our best to keep you corralled, and for the most part, you both behaved great.
All us grown-ups had a pool going as to when Taylor was going to arrive, along with how much she would weigh and stuff, and it looked like things were moving along slowly but steadily. Most people were guessing around 5:30ish, but when that time came and went, Grandma and Papa and Uncle Gary decided to go get some supper. Shortly after they left, Dr. Hall (who was one of Mommy's doctors, too) came in and checked on Aunt Megan and determined it was time to have a baby! Whoa! We got on the phone quick to get Uncle Gary and the Grands back in time. Luckily they made it, and literally 18 minutes later, Taylor was born. Uncle Gary even got to deliver her! It was so neat!
She's tiny and perfect, and she actually was born at the same weight and length as you, and it was totally amazing to stare at that little girl and to think that my big boy had been that size. Where has the time gone?! Nothing like seeing a new baby to make a Mommy get all mushy and weepy thinking about how fast her little man has grown up. You got to meet her within minutes of her being born, and I think you were really impressed by her. I was very proud of how calm and still you were while she was being born, too. Uncle Gary asked me to take pictures at the last minute, and you were great while I did.
I'm really looking forward to seeing the three (soon to be four, since Aunt Maggie and Uncle Brian are due in July) of you grow up together. You and Payton are so funny and sweet to watch, and we're just adding to the fun with all the other cousins. Our family just keeps getting bigger and better!
Taylor Grace Davis
April 5, 2012 at 6:18pm
7lbs, 1oz and 19 3/4 inches long.
So there's the birth story of your newest little cousin, Taylor Grace. Only a few more months until we can add another birth story to our blog, when we welcome cousin number three (grandchild number four for Grandma and Papa). All of these new babies add to the excitement of our already exciting life!