Thursday, June 25, 2009
We are so excited for Chad's sister, Crista and her husband Chad to finally have a baby in their hands. They are in the process of adopting, Elias Michael. It has been a long anticipated wait for them to have a child and as you can see from this picture they are complete naturals. They are so thrilled as are all of the Pontow and Backes families.
We took the kids to meet Eli last night when he was only 6 days old. It was so neat to see them interacting with Eli. Jack just sat there holding him and was singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to him. Just as he and Meggan did when Ally was a baby.
Then there was Meggan. She could not stop smiling as she held Eli. She doesn't really remember holding Ally as a baby even though she did, so she felt like it was her 1st time. She kept saying she thought that Eli was hungry. I think she really wanted to feed him, but I got to do that. :) He just laid there sleeping not stirring at all. Nice snugly little guy. She was looking at his belly button and his face a lot. Meg did not want to give him up when it was everyone else's turn that is for sure!
We did not think we would let Ally hold Eli because she is too much of a wiggle worm and we did not know how she would be. She kept saying Baby Baby Baby over and over again. And she would not move away from him. She kept wanting to hold him, so we finally gave in with me sitting literally right next to her so there could be no quick moves. :) Her arms were actually under the Boppy pillow that he laid on which was perfect because she could not touch him. She sang a little to him and was very interested in his fingers and toes. Which are SOOOOO long!
Welcome to the family Eli!!!