Sunday, November 9, 2008
M is for ... Matthew!
For some while now, I've heard what I assumed was the urban legend of Italian restaurants whose Eggplant Parmigiana is said to prompt expectant moms to go into labor. All I know is, my sister Rhonda went to some Italian restaurant in Douglasville on Friday night and got the Eggplant Parmigiana, and at 8:03 the next morning she delivered baby Matthew, the latest delightful addition to our family! So he was born on the 8th at 8:03 a.m. and weighed exactly 8 pounds. And all in the same year as the 8-8-08 Olympics, which I think is kinda cool.
Since some of you have been kind enough to ask about my new nephew, I thought I'd post a few photos from yesterday and today. My sister didn't want me to post any of her until she could fix her hair, and since I would no doubt feel the same way in her shoes, I am just posting photos of the kiddos. Here he is with Madison, 12, and Cari, 9, who is glad that she is no longer "the middle child" but instead "next to oldest."
We tend to fight over holding babies in my family, but I did not expect 3-year-old Amelia to latch on to him quite like she has. Yesterday, Madison was holding him and Amelia got progressively insistent about wanting to hold him. "Madison, I need to. I need to, Madison. I need to." When that didn't work, it was, "Madison, I've GOT to hold him. I've GOT to. I do!" At the hospital this morning, I had to ask about three times before she finally gave him up. "Amelia, can I hold him?" "You can in a minute." "Can I hold him NOW?" "In a minute." "Hey Amelia, I'm about to go. Can I hold Matthew?" "In a minute you can." So, clearly I am going to have to work on distracting Amelia or hope that the new wears off soon!
The happy siblings!