25 April 2009

"It's a girl" thoughts.

So I had a baby. It's still a little hard to believe. In my brain, I only think I have four kids, even though my headcounts always number five now. You'd think since the little bundle of sweetness is three weeks old I'd be somewhat accustomed to it. Wouldn't ya? Surprise! I'm not.

I know it's only one kid, but five children to me is a big family. Four, now that's "normal." But five? Five is pushing the envelope. We've just moved beyond. When we had our little redhead, Dug and I found ourselves outnumbered, three to two. When Tank joined us, bumping the total to four, we had one knee for each kid to sit on, one hand to hold each littler one. Five is more than we are physically able to hold on to. We have to let the oldest hand go in order to keep the tiniest one in our grasp. For us that's not too difficult, Dodge is nine now. But it's a new thing. It's a big change. It's beyond.

But of course, I can't imagine life without her. How did we possibly think our family was finished with four? She is the perfect addition. My little dark-haired beauty. Thank you, God, for not letting me have my own way on this one...

8 comments:

Ellyn Canfield said...

She is beautiful! Congrat, Tricia, and the "new and improved" Potter fam !

MotherGeese said...

She is gorgeous! (of course) Mel showed me some other photo's on facebook I think it was... beautiful!

mej said...

and now, the beyond is a little less lonely for those that crossed into it before you. So glad you're here;) This is a really cute picture of her!

Quentin said...

She is a cutie for sure! Congrats on a beautiful family.

Genny said...

I love how your kids have their differences. Hers being that dark hair. How beautiful

mom said...

You are a very loving and thoughtful mom I am so proud of you!!!

MamaP said...

She is truly a dark haired beauty!! So amazing. I'm so excited for you guys. You'll be great with five!!

JacksonFamHappenings said...

She is so adorable!!!!! Love ya!