Saturday, January 03, 2009

Getting Acquainted

After Maddox's birth, Chad was very adamant about it just being us for the first night or two. This time around, he realized how it would be a much more relaxing time for Maddox to get acquainted with his new sister if we had an extra set of hands. Mom was only too happy for this. We were able to have some sweet times in those first few days, and pictures as well. 

This was the first time that Maddox said "yes" to wanting to hold Maggie. You can see him holding her fingers in this one. He has been totally intrigued by her hands this entire time. It's so adorable to hear him say in a baby talk voice: "And see your tiny fingers, Maggie?"

Hands of my three loves.

So proud to be a big brother. He had no idea what the next few weeks would hold for him. =( But things get better, so it's all worth it. 

Cracking himself up and giddy that he's holding her. 

He loves her soooo much.

I'm amazed at how the 2nd child can sleep through anything. Maddox can be screaming at the top of his lungs - mad or playing - and she can just doze right through it. So handy.

Following tradition, Mom helped me give Maggie her first sponge bath. I'm always too nervous to do the first one by myself. Why? I don't know! It's not like I was a first time mom, you know? I think I like her there so someone can take pictures while I make sure I don't drop the baby. =)

Cleaned up and ready for more new clothes. Using her new giraffe towel from Sarah B. Thanks!!! It's our only girly towel.

Maggie and her Nana bonding after cleanup. What a proud Nana she is!

And the best picture of the day (maybe even the week)! Cross-Eyed Maggie. It cracks me up every time I see it. Poor girl had enough flashes for the day, I guess.

So glad to be home, as a family!


Alisa said...

Of course the 'hands' picture made me tear up. =) So beautiful. I love Maggie's cross-eyed pictures! Too adorable. I have pictures of Skylar just like that! It's funny because she had just had her first bath and she was cross-eyed in those pictures.


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