The horrible thing is is that one week ago we had a baby and my family has yet to see any pictures of her! I give all the blame to Shayla since she has nothing to do but stay up all night with the baby and be an on-demand feeding machine. She should really stop thinking of herself and pay attention to all of our adoring fans out there!
March 17th at 2:11 am we welcomed little baby Emmie Madeline Thomas into the fold. She weighed 7 lbs. 6.8 ounces and was measured at 19.5 inches long. She was officially our short and stout baby since she was the heaviest and shortest of them all. We later found out through more exact and professional measuring that she was really 21 inches long. It was either an amazing growth spurt or a correction on the scorecard.
Shayla was once again the queen of push as she pushed that little thing out with little problem. In fact, the nurses asked Shayla to give a little practice push not realizing that she can do it in 3 pushes or less. The simultaneous scream of "STOP!" from the five nurses present made me puff out my chest in pride as Emmie was ready to come no matter what.
With one day of recuperation in the hospital, they kicked us out and sent Shayla and Emmie home to fend for themselves. In classic Thomas fashion, Emmie became jaundice and she spent the next 48 hours under what our other kids call "the ghost light", or bili-light. Still yellow, Emmie looks much better and to my great relief, she sleeps all the time! I think we are going to have a great relationship.
Katie giggles every time she sees Emmie and she wants to hold and touch her. She has informed us that it is not our baby but actually Emmie is her baby. I look at it the same as if we gave her a puppy. If she wants it then she has to feed and clean up after it, but we always know that after the first few weeks they lose interest in it and the parents are left doing all the work.