Friday, March 12, 2010

Welcome Home

Do you believe in modern day miracles? Because I am looking at one right now.

He is quite tiny, very helpless, and makes my heart want to burst with love. He goes by the name of Will. Isn't it amazing how you can love somebody SO much, even though you have just barely met?!

A week and a half ago I had a very large, round belly, and now I have a new little baby boy.

Welcome little Will! William Kent Pilling decided to enter this world on his due date....with 3 minutes to spare. He was born at 11:57 p.m., just three minutes shy of being born on Syd's birthday. He weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 in. long. He is just perfect in every way. We absolutely adore him!

The delivery went well, despite the fact that the entire room was spinning and I felt totally drugged. Definitely a new reaction to the epidural. But it went quickly, and now it is done. Yeah!

The kids were sorely disappointed that they couldn't come visit at the hospital (a new rule, I guess). They were so excited to meet their new little brother! Maddy even came with her grandma and grandpa and peeked in my hospital room so she could see him. Monday morning I returned home, and Monday afternoon the kids came running home to meet Will. We threw over everything for the gymnastics, dance, etc. so we could just enjoy our new little baby.

One thing is certain. Will is not going to suffer from lack of love or attention! It is my job to referee when the kids all argue about whose turn it is to hold Will. This especially takes place when they figure they are going to be sitting still anyway....during home evening, scripture study, movie time, etc.

The kids love to help give Will baths. Will wasn't too thrilled with his first bath, but he had Josh and Syd right there to soothe him. Each of them held one of his little hands and they sang primary songs oh so sweetly. They were convinced that was just what he needed! It was quite cute to see them so concerned that their baby brother was distraught, and very sweet to watch them try to calm him.

Ben is quite interested in this new little person that is like a real live doll who cries and moves and everything! Ben sometimes stops his running and romping to rub Will on the head or kiss him on the head. Every now and then he stops and demands to hold him, which means I hold Will up and Ben wraps his arms around him for maybe 2 seconds. Then he is off again.

I have a feeling these three will be great little buddies, as well as great partners in crime. Yikes!

Welcome Home Will. We love you SO much and we are so glad you are a part of our family!