Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Emory Grace

A little over a month ago, the sweetest face you've ever seen was born into this world.  I waited 40 long weeks (and a few days more) for this precious baby to join our family, so you better believe I was there chomping at the bit to hold her as soon as I was allowed!  Miss Emory Grace belongs to my sister-in-law (Trey's sister), Devin, and her husband, that makes her my niece (and my newest BFF...we've already made plans to go shopping)!     

Look how beautiful she is!  Can't you just see how much she loves me already???  

Baby Emory was born in the evening, so Trey and I thought it would be best if only we went to meet her on her birthday and then we could take Layla and Jenna to the hospital the next day when things settled a bit.  Emory's debut really came at a great time for the girls because they are both really into babies right now.  Plus, we've been talking about the baby in Devin's belly for quite some time much that Jenna had started referring to Devin as 'Baby Belly', instead of Devin.  Needless to say, L&J were super excited to meet their newest cousin.  

They weren't quite so sure what to think when they first entered Devin's room.  

But, friendly Layla gave a welcoming wave shortly after.

Jenna wanted to get a closer look.  
Jenna: "Ooh, Mommy, she's so cute!"

Jenna REALLY, REALLY wanted to hold her.  REALLY.

Layla was just fine giving another wave.
Layla: "Hi, Baby Emy."

Jenna: "Look, guys, I swear I'm good at holding babies!  I've been practicing!"

Jenna: "No, Lolli, I want to HOLD the baby!"

Jenna: "Fine.  If no one will let me hold the baby, I'm taking my stuff and leaving!"

Luckily, we were able to convince Jenna to stay with a little pizza.  

Layla got a little Emory time while laying in bed with Aunt Devin. 
Layla: "You mean to tell me that baby came out of your belly???"

 Layla wasn't as adamant about holding Baby Emory.  She was quite content just petting her.  

But, when Emory was upset during her diaper change, Layla became quite the protective big cousin.  
Layla: "Um, Uncle Tony, I don't think she likes that."

About a week later, we took the girls to Emory's house for another visit.  
Jenna: "PLEASE, can I hold her???"

Jenna: "FINALLY!"

Jenna: "That's right, sweet Emy, just relax."

Jenna: "I told you guys I was good at holding babies!"

Layla: "Oh man, sissy!  You are doing such a good job...I'm impressed!"

Layla and Jenna love Baby Emory.  They talk about her all the time and Jenna is even considering giving all of her pacifiers to her new cousin!  We'll see how that goes!  Even if the gifting of the pacis doesn't pan out as well as I hope, I'm sure these cousins will grow up to be the best of friends!

1 comment:

  1. Emory is freaking cute (and you know I just don't hand out cute baby compliments!) and Layla & Jenna are hilarious! Love those girls!