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Thursday, November 16, 2006

It's a Girl!

Wow - Tuesday, November 14th, was quite a day! We welcomed Lily Baker George into the world at 12:21 p.m. She weighed 7 lbs 3 oz and has a head full of brown hair (which she got from her daddy!)

It is quite different adding another child to the family. And big sister Ann Catherine is adjusting well. She points at Lily and says "bay-bay" but then moves onto something else. I thought she would get really jealous when I held her, but she didn't. The look on her face when Lily cries, however, is hilarious. She just stares at her like "what is she doing?"

Chris and I are trying to make sure she gets equal attention because she's a baby too (she's only 17 months old). Chris has been a huge help! He makes sure that he gives Ann Catherine all the love she needs when I am taking care of Lily. And when Lily is sleeping, I make sure to put Ann Catherine in my lap and spend time with her. She loves for me to read books to her or to pat-a-cake. We are doing all we can to make sure she knows she is still important!

If you have children who were born close together, respond to my blog and tell me how you managed it! How did you give them equal attention? And how did you manage having two so young and so close together? Moms who have been there tell me the first couple of years are tough, but that after a couple of years it is wonderful because the two siblings are so close. Chris and I are so happy they'll grow up together and always have each other. In the meantime, we're learning how to juggle this busy household! So, feel free to tell me what worked for you. I would love to have some advice!