The first day we brought her home, we asked Carter if he wanted to hold her. He said no because he might drop her. But the next day he changed his mind. He did an excellent job holding her and loved giving her hugs and kisses.
You can tell that Carter is just as enthralled with her as we are. He loves to sneak into whatever room she is sleeping in and watches her sleep.
This baby swing was generously given to us as a baby gift from the family I used to part-time nanny for. It is such a nice swing and Carter thinks she should be in it all the time - what kid wouldn't want to always be swinging?
Carter also thought she needed some toys to keep her company, so she has trucks, a ball, and a cell phone. Looks like the bases are covered.
This is Hayden sprawled out after her first bath at home. We had the heater on with the door shut to keep her warm and it felt like a sauna. We were laughing that she probably loved it so much because it felt very familiar to her since her first several days of life were spent in an incubator. We also got a good laugh at her in her newborn diaper. This will be a good picture to show her when she is older about how small she was.
Awww, the good life.
And we had to get a picture of Carter because he was our BIG HELPER during bath time. When she was all done and a little fussy during lotion time, he ran to get her binky and then he ran to get her diaper and then he ran to get her wipes. Each time very anxious to help. We told him we were so proud of what a BIG HELPER he was and he said very matter of factly, "Well, I just like to help." What a cutie he is. And what a trip to look at what used to be my "baby" next to my new tiny baby. He seems so grown up and old to me now. But that makes those times that he still lets me hold him on my lap that much more special.