I decided to name my baby girl Tori even though everyone except Michele voted for Bella. I actually had the name Tori picked out even before I found a puppy and I probably would have regretted not sticking with it. Tori is an absolute doll. She loves me almost as much as I love her. She follows me everywhere and cries when she can’t see me. It’s almost like having a newborn in the house again. The one night I was cuddling with her at the edge of my side of the bed before I put her in her bed and Ken came in and asked if I was breast feeding her. LOL…the atmosphere was just like it was when I used to nurse our babies at night. My bedside lamp on, the tv real low, etc. It was funny.
There is an entire photo album full of pictures of Tori here, which actually includes photos of her when she was first born. Tori has had a sweater on already, lots of bows. She even had her first bath tonight, which the above photo was taken after her first bath. The kids love her, but they know she is my puppy. We went to the Notre Dame vs. Purdue football game in South Bend on Saturday and I almost didn’t go because I didn’t want to leave her. I was nervous about leaving her with the kids and my parents all day. I don’t take my eyes off her. On the way home that night I told Ken I missed her so much! I am going crazy I think. Maybe this is my way of dealing with not being able to have any more babies.