My sister-in-law gave birth to this little doll early Tuesday morning, September 7th, which is also my grandma M's birthday! They are 87 years apart. She was born around 2am, and was 9 pounds 4 ounces. My girls loved her, and want to hold her. Jessie makes no qualms about it, she was up in Jocelyn's space waiting her turn. Kacy was a little more shy about it, but loved holding her.
Clara is a cutie! I'm excited because this is the first of Jocelyn's babies that I haven't one of my own to hold at the same time. When her oldest was born, Nathan, I wasn't interested in holding babies. I'm just not a big "other people's babies" holder. I get nervous. And feel awkward. Not so much with Clara yesterday, but at the same time, I felt like I should be the legs that chased all the other EIGHT kids around who were having a heck of day playing nicely together.
I think Clara will be well loved, and watched after. You know how motivational speakers and Sunday School teachers will issue challenges? Like, I challenge you to do seven kind things this week. Or, I challenge you to exercise a total of three hours this week. I took it upon myself to issue a challenge to Jocelyn yesterday. I challenged Jocelyn to have another baby in 18 months. I told her you just haven't lived unless you have two babies 18 months or less apart. She just laughed and said no way. We'll see. I'll work on her.
Can't wait to get my camera on this little girl!