Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Just Chillaxin at Home

This picture totally describes Carter since Baby Hayden has been home. A GREAT BIG BROTHER!! Matt and I could not be more proud of him.
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.

9 comments:

M & S Eagar said...

Congratulations guys! She's a doll. I'm so glad to hear she's doing better and at home. Enjoy her.

Lowdogg said...

That's awesome. What a good kid Carter is.

Lyssa said...

Congratulations! What adorable children you have.

Karin said...

Way to go, guys!!! Hayden is gorgeous! Way to go on the delivery, too, Amber! You go girl, getting through that pain. I totally know what you're saying about the raw and intense pain of labor. OH man! But, the result is so amazing, right? Way to go on not tearing, too! I didn't tear this time, either, and the recovery was so great! What a fun early Christmas present for you guys!

Anna-Lisa said...

Hayden is so adorable and sooo small! By the way - you, Amber, look totally awesome too!

Becky T said...

Oh, I love this post! All of it!!! Look at Carter with her, that is just precious! He really and truly is beaming in the pictures, he looks so very proud! I love the toys he gave her in the swing. Tyler did that exact same thing with Sam when he was born (I think Tyler was slightly disappointed that Sam didn't come out of the womb with a tractor in one hand and a train in the other, all ready to play!). It's so sweet. And HOLY COW, she is soooo tiny. That picture in the newborn diaper is something else. WOW! What beautiful babies you guys have!

Allison said...

I'm so glad Carter has adjusted to big brother SO well! I will have to actually talk to you/ see you this week! I can't believe that Hayden is so tiny in those newborn diapers! Evan is in ones already. We've got to get those 2 together. :)

nicole said...

Your little family is adorable!!! We miss you guys.. she is precious!!!! oh what a sweet boy too. He is a great big brother:) We are so happy for you guys and it looks like you got the girl thing under control:) Lots and Lots of pink!! so fun!!

Stacey said...

Carter is so cute with her. I just LOVE watching kids adjust to being the big helper. It teaches them so much!!!!! Hayden is so beautiful, I want to hold her so badly. I totally remember the days of the tiny diapers being too big!!!!