Hadley’s Big Sister Bag


One of the most important parts about bringing the new baby home was making sure that Hadley didn’t feel left out. I really wanted to keep her involved with the whole process and just let her know that she’s not being replaced or forgotten about. 

When we were in the hospital, I knew that once River arrived, family and friends were going to start flooding in to come see her. With everyone focusing their attention on the new baby, I wanted to give Hadley something that would make her feel special and allow her to be a part of things. So, I threw a bunch of her favorite things together and made her own special bag to open at the hospital!

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Hadley’s Big Sister Bag:

Lately, she’s been going through this “I’m Daniel Tiger” (and don’t you forget it!) phase, so I knew she would love the books. She had also recently started showing interest in playing doctor, and of course is obsesssed with stickers and coloring. 

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She was so excited to open up her bag at the hospital! (Notice the red sweatshirt and shoes- she is Daniel, after all!) She loved giving everyone a checkup with her doctor kit as well, including the nurses! 

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Overall, the bag definitely fulfilled its purpose and I think that it’s a great idea for any families out there welcoming a new baby into the world!

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Oh, and Hadley pretty much won’t go anywhere without her backpack now. She keeps saying “I’m going to school!”

Not yet, my dear. Now stop growing up so dang fast!

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