The third trimester wait wasn’t exactly new for Grace, she knew that babies came when they were ready. She had plenty to keep her busy in the meantime, all three girls had their birthdays in May and June, and she wanted to test out a new cake recipe while the new baby wasn’t demanding attention and energy.
Naturally the baby didn’t approve of this plan, and her water broke before she’d finished baking the cake. Grace’s parents came to watch the girls, while Benjamin took her to the hospital. The labor and delivery went smoothly, and Grace insisted on being sent home the next day. This was her fourth time, and she didn’t want to sit in the hospital for three days.
Neither were surprised when the newest addition turned out to be another girl. Benjamin teased that he wouldn’t know what to do with a son.
At home, Grace called all her family and friends, while Benjamin cuddled with his newest daughter, Hatty Andersen.
Everyone came, and the rain held off. It was a beautiful day at the park, even the kids got along well, which isn’t always a guarantee with such a variety of personalities.
Everyone was thrilled to meet Miss Hatty, and welcome her to the giant, crazy family.
So far she’s a gem, nothing like Isla was as a baby, and both Benjamin and Grace are thanking their lucky stars.
Notes: Ahh FOUR girls! I’m SO happy!! I’ve been on a huge boy streak and was terrified it’d be a boy. I snuck a peek at her and she looks a bit more diverse then her bigger sisters too which is just icing. Humors me that their girls’ eyes are brown, blue, brown, blue. Two have red recessive too from Grandma Nicole. I adore the picture with Mandy, four generations (that little green house in the background is the duplex that Grace and Benjamin rented as newlyweds). ❤
Their house is not big enough for all these girls, but seeing as their best friend is Quint (who works construction), and her Aunt is Violet-Adele (architect), I think it’s easy to see them adding a bedroom onto the house. 🙂
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