Thursday, July 4, 2013

sunday morning

so sweet to see this in the backseat every time we get in the truck!

home! and, a birthday party -

welcome home, lil sis!

 mamaw and the kiddos got a birthday party allll ready for baby sis:

the star of the show slept right thru it all  :)

big sis helping out some more:

everyone helping out in their own ways... yep, it is hilarious what these kiddos come up with.

bright eyes for the first sponge bath at home:

 a visit from a special aunt made everyone happy...especially those of us that got donuts and a toy shopping trip out of the deal!

other pictures from our hospital stay

daddy soaking up all the sweetness he can:

 oh, and changing his first diaper this time around...  :)

big sister, even bigger helper!  she loves taking care of her baby:

 meeting ken:

all dressed to go home:

on our way!  some excited siblings are waiting!!

meeting big brother, big sister, and mamaw

big brother and big sis got lil gift bags from baby sis, and they had a couple things to give her as well:

welcome, baby!

we are super excited to introduce our new little miss!  thing 3!  claire paisley!  she arrived just after 1 pm on june 26, and we are so in love :)
we heard a lot of "oh, wow" comments when they weighed this big girl - she's 10 lb, 6 oz!  mama's guess was 9 lb like big sis, but that was a tad off...
probably no birth ever goes exactly "perfect," but we are SO glad for how well this one went.  mama was able to stay home until about 9ish that morning, and baby girl arrived not toooo much later.  a completely different experience from last time, and mama left the hospital the next day feeling amazing.  a little sore, a little tired, but able to function and thoroughly enjoying her little family.  

so glad for the help of mamaw the last couple of weeks of pregnancy since this mama was moving in sloooooow motion - although now it's a little clearer why!  also so glad to have her birthday during the 39th week instead of the 41st like big sis  :)

below is lil miss getting her first bath just after birth - she was not a huge fan, but we loved hearing her squawk about it.  :)