This afternoon some tias and volunteers brought the oldest boys and girls to our place to meet the much-awaited baby.
First, the eight boys blasted in the door like a herd of wild buffalo!!
The three boys immediately grouped around her. What a moment!! (The tias - knowing of the pending adoption - were loudly whispering to me, "Take their picture, take their picture!!", haha.)
As the pictures show, the oldest at least were remarkably interested in the baby but after a few minutes, the search for Rusty (the cat) was on! The boys were all over the place, enjoying the outing.
The tias enjoyed the baby after that. :)
Tia Sarin and Sophia
Then the boys and girls switched out, and six girls trooped in quiet as mice! Upon seeing me and the baby, they paused respectfully in the doorway, just staring - a completely different entrance than the boys!!
Diaper change during the girl's visit - they were curious about the umbilical cord stump!
The baby also held their attention much longer as they vied to hold her and take in every little feature.
(See Grandma B in the background? She arrived from Washington State two days after the baby!)
Jhosie declared in awe that the baby had hairy arms just like her dad!
Abigail asked if the baby was going to learn to speak English.
They asked if they could take off her socks and see her little feet. We decided they were dry and I went for the lotion, first time to use it.
They also wanted to see the baby's crib.
Sophia did great with all the attention! She is one loved little baby.
My favorite questions of the day: "Tia, if the baby is out, why are you still gordita?" (a little fat) Jake said my organs needed to find their place again, an answer that was met with blank stares!
...and from Ana Maria, "Tia, are you going to have another baby?" I repeated the question back, not sure what she meant. "Yes, another baby, on my birthday?" Then I realized! I had told her, even the last time I saw her, that the baby might be born around her birthday (October 27). So today I tried to explain that this was the baby I was talking about and she's already here! We'll have to wait a bit for another. :)