I kept telling Jill not to expect to deliver early. Even though Kinley entered this world in 2011 when we were expecting 2012, there was no guarantee that the newest member of the family would be in a rush to enter this big old world. Even though I was "preaching" that to Jill, I subconsciously expected another early delivery. I was ready to meet our newest little blessing, and I was anxious to learn her name.
Her Mommy was supposed to be induced last Thursday morning, but Brooke decided all on her own that it was time to join the rest of us. I like a girl who is an independent thinker.
You'd think that watching a baby sleep would be about as exciting as watching paint dry. But, with their facial expressions, little noises and sighs, and it's better than a movie - at least for a Grandma ...
Kinley is 2 3/4 years older than Brooke, so there is the same age difference between them as there was between Jill and Brent. One of my favorite photos has always been this one of Jill smiling at Randy when she met Brent and took on her role of Big Sister.
|Jill holding Brent, May 1988|