So my beautiful sis (and her lovely assistant/one of my best friends, Courtney) came over and took our first family pics on Saturday. My sister is truly one of the most talented human beings I have ever met (her website is here).
Each day gets a little better settling into this new role. The first smile I ever saw of hers was a week and a half ago and it was as I was telling her the story of why she was named "Ruth." I know she was probably just passing gas or dreaming but I truly feel that it was a gift from God that was desperately needed...it made me tear up just having that little bit of affirmation that she truly is a promise and I am so meant to be a mom.
Facts on Miss Ruth Charlotte: she is very alert, she holds her head up and has been since birth, she doesn't seem to be a huge fan of sleep, she always smiles right when she is done eating, she hates wet diapers (so much so that we are averaging 15/day), she is quite petite but yet very long, she is SO strong (can already use her legs to push herself up), and she is deeply loved by her very blessed mommy and daddy.
Photo overload. Forewarned.