You'd think Thomas Rhett would have the whole baby thing down. He already had a 21-month-old when earlier this month he and wife Lauren welcomed her little sister Ada James, after all. He's not quite on top of things yet, though.
Basically, there's a whole lot of crying going on. "We are completely unprepared, that's for sure," he says through his record label. "I feel like I know how to deal with a two-year-old pretty accurately now, but an infant is a whole different story because when they cry you don't fully know why they're crying. And I have not been a very good 'make you stop crying' kind of dad. It's been a huge adjustment but we're having a blast and feel very blessed to have two pretty girls."
So this is about 17 hrs post delivery & after I'd slept for the first time in about 58 hours so I'm still a bit zonked in the video, but this is when Willa Gray met Ada for the first time ????????I know everyone is wondering about WG & AJ and how they're doing together ???? honestly it's taken WG a little bit of adjusting and she's been staying with family and friends off & on especially when Thomas Rhett leaves because I think it's impossible for me to recover, take care of our 2 pups and a newborn and a 21 month old all at the same time ???? soooo Willa Gray hasn't been around a ton the last week but don't worry! There will be LOTS of sister time soon. And she LOVES Ada now. We're just working on being "gentle" right now haha She's home today and so is daddy so all is right in our world at least for a little bit 🙂 p.s. The fact that WG was showing AJ her bug bite meant she wanted to be friends with her right off the bat so we knew that was a good sign ???? (sorry for the novel)
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Ada joins adopted big sister Willa Gray, who's just as enthralled with the new little one as mom or dad. "The next day after we had Ada, Willa came to the hospital and started putting her hands like all over [her] and it was a bunch of 'be gentle, be gentle,'" Thomas continues. "But now it's amazing because Willa asks to hold Ada ... she'll just sit there on the couch and rock her."
Dad predicts a special relationship between the pair in years to come. "I think they're so close in age that they're gonna be really close as they get older," he says.
Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin' country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.