Skippy Jr. has a new cousin. Yesterday, my little sister had a baby girl. . . Mae Elizabeth. She is 8lbs 5oz and 21 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing well.
It's great for us because Skippy Jr. will have a cousin closer to his age. In a year or so, I'm sure they'll be playing together at family functions. Running around driving us just as crazy as the 3 older cousins do now.
I held her yesterday and, seeing how tiny she is, I am amazed at how much they grow in much a short period of time. I can't even think about Skippy Jr. being that little any more. How did he grow that much!? It's cliche to say "it goes by so fast" or "they grow-up so fast." Everybody says it and we roll our eyes about it. Truth is it goes by just as fast as everything else. You just don't notice it going by when you're there. Outsiders who only see the kid every once in a while notice the changes, but when you see the gradual changes it's like nothing happens and then you look back and suddenly see how far he's come.
You eat the elephant one bite at a time, the next thing you know he elephant is gone. . . off to college I guess.