Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Our second week home...

has been easier than the first. Actually, each day gets easier! My mom is still here, which is a huge help, but I feel like we're getting into more of a routine.

  • Harper is starting to wake up a little more during the day.
  • Handley is becoming more and more attached to her baby sister. She loves checking on her when she's sleeping, covering her with a blanket, and even shares her toys with her. Yesterday I looked over and she'd put toys all around Harper to "share." She loves when I hold both of them and thinks that is so special.
  • Harper doesn't mind getting her sponge bath and seems to LOVE having her hair washed...a good thing since she has so much hair and needs it washed about every other day.
  • Harper is really strong and is doing great at tummy time already. She can lift and turn her head from side to side while on her tummy and can lift it up to look forward for a few seconds at a time. Handley loves this because she's all about her babies doing tummy time.

Handley has started imitating me and has tried to breastfeed her baby dolls. :-)

Last week our friends Avery and Tiara came to visit us and meet Harper. Avery enjoyed getting to hold Harper and Handley was proud to show off her baby sister.

We took our first stroll to the playground this weekend!

Trying out the sling I made...Harper seems to love it which is a good thing. I think she'll be spending a lot of time in it! :-)
Harper and Handley on the play mat this morning. Handley loves to keep Harper company, show her toys, and "play" with her.

And a few older pictures from other cameras that I finally got a chance to look at!
Papa and Harper
Gigi, Harper and Handley on Easter

Mommy with her girls in the hospital


The Dillards said...

You look great and the sling you made is beautiful. Keep us posted. What an exciting time!

Our Baby Girl... said...

Great pictures and glad everyone is adjusting so well! We can't wait to see you all again!

Renee said...

That is so funny that Handley is nursing her baby dolls!! So sweet!

the mckechnies said...

i love all of the pictures - the girls are just beautiful and it seems like you're all settling in well. your sling is gorgeous - always jealous of your craftiness!

Curt, Tracie and Ava said...

The sling looks like it turned out great! Did you find a pattern? If so, could you send it to me. I want to compare it with the one I have that I don't really care for too much! :) I love that Handley is nursing her baby dolls...that's great!

Anonymous said...

enjoyed all the photos. love the sling and think you will be using it a lot!!! you are such a good mommy.

Anonymous said...

oh, and i am jealous of your stroller:)