When Landon Met Coco



Thank you so much for all your prayers and warm wishes. Coco came into the world and we are in LOOOOOVE with her!!!


I know you want to know what Landon thinks of Miss Coco. Landon met Coco the day after she was born and I felt that he was "cordial" (we are dying laughing over this perfect choice of words). He wasn't disagreeable, or mean...just cordial. He was curious and oh so glad to see his mama.

I had a picture of Landon on my hospital room door, and on her bassinet. I made sure I wasn't holding her when he came in and greeted him with a big smile. We gave Coco his gift for her (a dolly) and we lifted him up to see her in the bassinet. He was curious and confused, as if to say "she's a real person?"




We then gave him a gift from her; a puzzle. He was thrilled and started playing with it right away. Mom ("Mimi") held Coco near by and the crying sounds shocked Landon a little but overall he was a champ. He wanted to leave soon after and get a hamburger and french fries with his Dad.

I have my Mom with me during the day and Aunt Rere (sis in law supreme) and Brett alternating nights with me. I should be leaving the hospital soon! More on Coco in another post but so far I am most amazed by her long fingers. (I have stubby ones for my height!) She is so graceful in the way she moves her hands and likes to hold my finger when she breast feeds like we're girlfriends shopping together! Isn't she fabulous?

30 comments:

Jen said...

Congratulations! So excited for you and Coco is just adorable.

Europafox said...

Congratulations!!! SHe is perfect! You looked Fabulous (of course!) after the birth - wow! SO glad Landon has adjusted so well - best of luck and keep us posted!

lizziefitz said...

A Fabulous Miracle! XOXO

Preppy Sue said...

I love the family photo!

Landon's reaction to Coco totally reminds me of my son's reaction to his baby sister when she was born. He was 26 months old at the time, they are great playmates now. I'm sure Landon and Coco will be too!

Take care and I can't wait to hear more about Miss Coco!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

I love your ideas for making this first meeting a memorable one. I really like the idea of putting a picture of Landon on Coco's bassinet. I am going to do that when our little one arrives.

Bama Girl in AZ said...

so happy to hear things are going well!

pam said...

It sounds like the first meeting went well. You did everything right. I can't wait to hear and see more.

Congratulations!

Jillian, Inc said...

Adorable! Laughing over *cordial*. He'll be a great big brother! You look great!

Wila (aka Ali) said...

Congrats!!! What a beautiful family! You look stunning in your fancy gown!! :-) Can't wait for more pics...

Wila (aka Ali) said...

Congrats! What a beautiful family! You look stunning in your fancy gown, how fun!! Can't wait for more pics!!!

Bee and Rose said...

What a little gentleman! Cordial...lol! What a wonderful beginning for Coco and Landon!

This brought back memories of my son (now 12) and his first meeting with Catherine (6).

Thank you for sharing your special time with us!

Big hugs to you all!

Preppy Mama said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful. Wish you all the best!!!

prepinparadise said...

I still cannot, and never will, get over how amazing the miracle of birth is. How we as humans can create other humans....it blows my mind!! So happy for you!

Cas said...

She's a beauty! Congrats to you on the new addition!!

Houses, Couches and Babies said...

Congrats on Baby Coco! She is precious! And I am glad to hear Landon was "cordial." It is amazing to see the dynamic between siblings, and how it evolves as they get to know each other and grow up. Congrats again!

Clare said...

oh, it sounds like the perfect first meeting. i love it!! can't wait to see more pictures of her, i know you are so in love!!

Christy aka The Write Gal said...

How adorable! What a darling brother and sister. Coco is just precious!! Congratulations!

Surf Girl said...

She is soooo fabulous! And I love your idea of Coco giving Landon a gift. That was so smart!

PaperCourt said...

So cute!!

The 5 Bickies said...

This is GREAT news! Congratulations. I hope you all adjust to the new addition and enjoy every minute.

ilovepink said...

How sweet! The love I have seen between siblings (these last 7 weeks) is amazing! I know Landon and Coco will be the best of friends! ....and you and Coco will have so much fun spending girl time shopping! We are headed to the mall to do that today!

Life is what you make it said...

Lovely family photo! You were so thoughtful and caring to have taken all those steps to make sure that Landon was comfortable and to ease his transition.

I'm curious....what is her full name??? Do you plan to share?

Eloise said...

Your daughter is so beautiful!! I am absolutely thrilled to hear of her safe and uneventful arrival (know YOU didn't take that for granted!). Congratulations to you and a warm, warm welcome to precious Miss Coco!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Coco is beautiful as I knew she would be. Landon will be a wonderful big brother once he gets used to the idea. My grandmother wrote me a letter after Lorelai was born and said, "You must let Legare help take care of her so that he will feel like she is his resonsibility too." At four, he couldn't do TOO much and our videos are kind of funny because everytime we tried to video the baby, he would jump in front of the camera. Once time when she was just beginning to lift up her head and we had the camera going trying to get "the shot" Legare reached down, grabbed her by the head, and held it up for the camera. I think he thought he was helping. Oh well...long story short, he's a great big brother and I know that Landon will be also.

Melissa said...

Such a beautiful family and very cute story about Landon! I'm glad everything is going well!

Leslie said...

Congratulations! Coco is gorgeous! You all look very happy! I am sure you can't wait to go home!

SwizzlestickMama said...

Congrats! She is beautiful and you look great! Glad all is well...and am looking forward to more updates!

SLS said...

Congrats! What a beautiful addition to your family! I can't wait to hear more about your sweet little girl and family!!!

Happy Daily said...

That sounds so wonderful; they sound like they are on their way to being great friends! Also, you are the most beautiful new mom!

Have a great weekend!

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

Absolutely fabulous, just like her mama! You are going to be the BEST of girlfriends, just wait and see!

So glad that the initial meeting went well - it'll get better and better, I'm sure!

I always love the way newborns/infants move - every little movement seems so slow and deliberate. I had a chance to spend some time with a very close family friend and her 2 week old daughter a few days ago and I fell in love within seconds!

So glad you're home now and settling in!