The first day Hazel had at home was a Sunday.
Jacob took the kids to church, and we got to snuggle and nap all morning long in a very quiet house. It was heavenly!
When they got home, and after family nap time, we made Hazel's birthday cake. The kids directed what color of frosting, and insisted on some sprinkles on top. They were SO excited to finally celebrate her birthday (although Sawyer did admit he really wanted her to be born on HIS birthday - she came just 4 days before!)
We even made a little banner for her, and hung it on her crib.
I had to show this picture - here she is, one day old, with the teddy bear her brother and sister gave her on her birthday. It's bigger than she is! (and, Erin Perry if you happen to read this - I totally want to try out your idea of baby + bear compare!) I actually stole one of Aspen's baby doll onesies - preemie size - and added some ribbon to dress it up. The poor baby is so tiny that she swims in newborn sized clothes! So I was happy at least this one fit :)
Once we were ready to celebrate, we decided it would be fun to give our baby her first bath at home. The kids were SO excited, since we had previously practiced for this big event.
She didn't mind the water, in fact, I think she kinda liked it - but she did NOT like when she had to get out of the water!
Once we got her dry and dressed, she was good to go (to sleep, of course!) A few snuggles and kisses from her big sister made her day. To be honest, so far the hardest part of having three is just keeping the tiny babe safe from her over-loving big sister. She loves her so much but because she is the size of a doll, and kind of looks like one, she doesn't quite understand exactly how gentle she must be. It's heartwarming and sweet, nonetheless, and big brother does an excellent job of being soft and gentle with our baby.
Now that Aspen is a big sister, doesn't she just look BIG all of a sudden? So Big!
We are loving having a baby in our home! I know it's been only a week, but I've been surprised how great the kids are doing. They are nothing but loving and excited about their sister, and so far the transition feels incredibly natural. Much more peaceful than crazy...so far :)