This is her in her super snazzy coming-home-from-the hospital outfit at 1 day old, using the trusty pink co-sleeper. I think Leah is the 7th baby to use it - all the Buffaloe cousins except Benny took a turn, plus two of my neighbors and the original owner I bought it from 7 years ago!
James is just smitten. He asks to hold the baby frequently. He's also itching to give her a bottle, but she's particular about it, so I don't know when that will be.
On the way to the doctor for a follow-up the day after we discharged from the hospital. She got her hand up to her mouth, but it was covered in this pesky mitten. We have been to the doctor 13 times since she's been born - several of those were just nurse visits for weight checks, but thanks to my friend Jennifer, we now have the loan of a baby scale. She's also been to church once and my small group with me once, and to pick James up from pre-school. Amelie started riding the bus home and she enjoys it - she came in the first day and said she made a friend, but she didn't know her name yet.
James holding the baby again.
First bath at exactly 1 week. She lost her umbilical cord (and therefore had a real bath) much earlier than the other 2 kids.
We were finger feeding the tiny peanut baby for about a week. She didn't regain her birthweight until she was 3 weeks old. Nana Jana has told us all several times that it took me a while to regain my birthweight, too. Sam demonstrates his technique:
Amelie's turn to hold the baby:
Leah and Sam and I were home together for the first 2 weeks, then Sam went back to work and the kids went on Spring Break, so Nana Jana took off work and joined us.
It snowed (bizarrely) the day Leah was born, and then it was rainy her first several weeks, but it's turned nice now.
And Grandma Mary's turn, too:
I took these at 3 weeks while I was texting with my friend Caitlin - she says it looks like Leah thinks I just said something funny :)
She's 7 pounds 10 ounces now, which is almost a pound more than when she was born - and a whole pound less than my cousin's baby when he was born on Tuesday!
I'm sure Sam and Nana Jana have some pictures on their phones that I could post, too.