They couldn't stop staring. bug couldn't believe how tiny he was. He hasn't stopped talking about how cute the baby is since he first laid eyes on him. And mini loves helping with him.
We decorated Axel's bassinet with the felt bunting I made just a few days before. The nurses loved it.
And before we new it, it was time to get dressed for home.
The kids made us signs to decorate the front door.
Our first week home was full of... well, mostly naps. But also fun. It's been unseasonably warm around here. I mean, like scarily so. So we got Axel outside with his toes in the grass - first experience with fresh green grass and warm breezes. We went on a walk too, though I didn't make it far.
As for Axel, well, he's pretty much the perfect baby. I thought my firstborn was a calm newborn... there is no way to describe this new little guy other than MELLOW. It seems only fitting that we chose a name that means "Father of Peace."
He makes the most adorable squeaking sounds and little sighs you've ever heard, but really only cries when he's hungry. He hasn't figured out the difference between night and day yet, and for sure does not understand what night is FOR, but hopefully soon we'll have that straightened out. My favorite thing so far is how he looks at me. Most newborns have kind of an unfocused, almost vacant way of looking about, but Axel is alert and stares at me intently. I told mr that when he looks at me I feel as though he's in love with me.
And maybe he is. I sure am in love with him.