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Meeting the McIlroy Clan

Gabby once again got to be a celebrity this weekend.  She took her longest trip ever, 4 and a half hours and she was an angel the entire trip.  We only had to stop once to feed her.  We are so blessed that she is such an amazing little girl.  Once in Dallas she got to meet a lot of very special people: her Aunt Sharon, her cousin Emma, her Uncle Lee, her Great Grandma McIlroy and her second cousin Leslie and Michael.

Sharon informed everyone before she arrived that Gabby was hers for the weekend and she wasn't sharing (although she really did share her).  Aunt Sharon just found out that she was pregnant a few weeks before meeting Gabby, which made the bonding experience even more special.  Lee even seemed to really be interested in Gabby. He even admitted that he really enjoyed getting to bond with Gabby. I think it has a lot to do with his little bun in the oven.

Emma wanted to hold Gabby at any opportunity she could find.  For example, one morning she woke up and walked into the living room where I was changing Gabby's diaper. Emma (still rubbing her eyes) comes over and tells me she will help button her sleeper.  Then, as soon as the last snap was closed she informed me that she needed to hold Gabby, which I of course allowed because how was I to say no to such an adorable request from my half asleep god daughter?  Emma also informed me that she wished Gabby was her sister. Adorable!  (More on Emma in the next short blog) 

Great Grandma McIlroy (GiGi) was very quiet about her introduction to Gabby.  She quietly held her and looked at her and kissed her.  It was very sweet because GiGi made a special trip to Dallas to meet our little angel.  I think Gabby and GiGi enjoyed their interactions better when someone else was holding Gabby so GiGi could see her better and talk to her better.  GiGi's eyes lit up and I never saw her without a smile when talking to Gabby.  Leslie and Michael even got a short opportunity to meet Gabby and hold her.  Leslie talked and smiled at her while Michael started teaching her workout techniques!

What a special little girl.  I don't think that most babies are loved so much! She is very blessed to have such a big and loving family.

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