**My family would like to personally thank the Tidioute Volunteer Fire Department and Titusville Emergycare for coming to our rescue in the middle of the night when the roads were dangerous and as a result, life-flight was unable to fly. You put your safety on the line for our little girl and myself after yet again, complications arose. And thanks to your help, everyone is doing just fine and our baby girl is healthy!**
Well, I definitely know I have slacked in the last 6 weeks or so on the farm journal, but it has been because of our big announcement. This new arrival to the farm isn't an animal, it is our little girl (and final child)! On one of the previous posts I talked about being unable to wait until Dave gets to experience having a "Daddy's Little Girl" of his own knowing that it wouldn't be very long (as I was already quite big and pregnant when I wrote that post) and sure enough, while going into our ultrasound many many months ago, completely expecting another boy to be shown on the screen (with Dave's track record with the 'y' chromosome), we were surprised to see it was in fact a little girl.
So we are overjoyed with our new addition, knowing it would be our last no matter what, especially since we only have 2 bedrooms and 5 people living in our house! An addition would be an easy fix, however, every time I bring up the idea of an addition, Dave tells me what a great idea that is and either the barn gets expanded, or he builds a new farm building. So I put that idea on the back burner until I can get all of the specs worked out and a plan in place.
While we honestly could not care less which gender we had as we were so grateful to be blessed with having another child due to all of my complications I have with each little one, we were incredibly nervous as David had his heart set on a sister because as he told us, "I already have a brother." So it was a relief to not have a disappointed big brother! Having three will definitely be an adjustment, but we are excited for the challenge and can't wait to see our little girl as she grows. Dave is looking forward to seeing her one day in braids or pigtails with her little jumper dress on jumping and splashing Ethan in the puddles, both dripping in mud! As for the brothers, they are antsy already waiting for time to fly by so she can actually do something. And me, well, I am hoping that one day Santa will finally bring me, I mean our little girl, that Barbie dream house I always wanted but never got. If she is ever lucky enough to get the Barbie dream house, she'll probably park her play tractors outside of it and use it as a barn, but that's okay, when she's asleep, I will get out the Barbie dolls and they can live the dream...now if only I can find my Barbie Corvette! As of right now our boys are completely obsessed with their baby sister. David just wants to keep loving and snuggling with her and is disappointed he can't carry her around. Ethan has to keep "holding" her and "petting her" (rubbing her head), and show her everything he has or is playing with.