Everybody can stop holding their breath. Henry absolutely loves his baby sister. We couldn’t have asked for a sweeter new sibling introduction. Right after leaving the hospital, Kristine, Ruby and I went immediately to pick Henry up in West Seattle, where he’d been hanging out with Claire Ryman and her nephew, Oliver. He was so excited to see us, and his reaction to baby sister was priceless. When we introduced him to her, the first thing he did was lean over her car seat and give her a gentle kiss on the cheek. I wanted to cry it was so sweet.
Our first day all together at the Fry Lodge, Wednesday, was good, though we were all so tired we slept almost all day. Thursday morning was Ruby’s first doctor’s appointment with Dr. Spector Henry got a flu shot and didn’t even wince – probably because Ruby was watching. Spector had more jokes, but these I can’t repeat in a public forum.
Something that’s pretty amazing to us is how similar Ruby looks to Henry when he was first born. The resemblance is uncanny (below: newborn Ruby on the left, newborn Henry on the right).