Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Reece's First Days at Home

Those first few days at home were interesting. We left the hospital on Friday around noon, so Eric was able to go to school to pick up the kids a couple of hours later. Our first few days at home as a family of 5, the kids did not have school. I think it was probably a good thing, though.

Both of the kids got to hold him on Friday afternoon when they returned from school. Cade was actually pretty excited about it, now that he didn't have quite the audience. Kennedy, of course, would have held him all night if we'd let her! They also would go in and check on him while he slept in the crib. (I already can't believe how quickly that stage went! The one where he would actually sleep in his crib, rather than my arms? Oh, that newborn lethargy!)

On Saturday morning, Cade came into our room (around 8:00!) and wanted to know where Reece was. He wasn't in his crib! Haha! No, he was in the bassinet in our room, of course.

I am willing to bet that Kennedy called Reece cute about 212 times over the weekend...actually I don't know that she's stopped yet. But, I have been encouraging her to come up with other adjectives she can use to describe him. Maybe something a little more specific!

On Sunday evening, they got to watch and help him take his first bath, which was quite the event for them! And even now, after 2 weeks, when I mentioned that he needed a bath last night, they both wanted to watch (but he ended up showering after they went to bed). They also still like to watch him get his diaper changed, and they still argue over who gets to hold him first. I figure it will be important to remember this because it may not last too much longer!

This is just a little sneak peek of Reece's newborn photos. I'd been preparing and planning for these for months, but when the time came, it was so much harder to do than I thought it would be. I did them on days 8 and 12 because my body needed time to heal before that, but of course, that meant it was harder to get him to fall asleep and stay asleep to pose him. It also meant that baby acne had hit in full force, and I just don't have the time to edit them as much as they need. We will definitely be remembering him as he really looked!


  1. I think they turned out so beautiful. I especially love the last one. Keep up the great work!

    1. Thanks! Just think of how much more I'll be able to do with that new camera! ;)


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