Since Wayne had many younger siblings, nieces and nephews, I was a lot more nervous than Wayne when Amy was born. With only one sister that was three years younger than me, I read everything I could get my hands on when I was expecting. I read books about babies, child care, discipline, etc. but I'd still have to ask Wayne what to do once in awhile.
Wayne had a lot more confidence about being a parent than I did. He even changed Amy's first dirty diaper in the hospital and enjoyed it. Ha!
The only time that I remember Wayne being a little nervous was when we were still in the hospital after Amy was born. At that time the little T-shirts the babies wore in the hospital didn't have cloth to cover the baby's hands. Amy had long fingernails when she was born and scratched herself across one check drawing blood. In fact, if you look really closely even today, Amy still has a scar.
The nurse said that she wasn't allowed to cut Amy's fingernails, so Wayne decided that he would. While cutting her nails, one little tiny finger started bleeding and it really upset him. I don't think that he ever cut any of the children's nails after that. Now they tell the parents to bite off their nails in the hospital if they need to, but they also dress them in T-shirts where the baby's hands can be covered.
If you look at the photo taken of Amy the day she went home from the hospital, you can see the scratch. Notice the yellow baby clothes. At that time we never knew if the baby was going to be a boy or girl until after the baby was born. If I had known it was going to be a girl, Amy would have gone home in pink for sure. Wayne was the first brother to have a baby girl as the first born and later Jimmy followed with Sophia. Do you think that it has anything to do with Wayne and Jimmy being the only two left-handed siblings in their family?