Looking back at these photos just makes me smile. Ryker was able to meet Riggs right after delivery but it was just for a few minutes. He was so soft and sweet with his new baby brother. We snapped a few pictures then Ryker came back to the hospital a few days later. He was so cute with Riggs. He loved looking (staring) at him and was always trying to keep a hand on him. Darian photographed these super sweet memories for our family and big Rigg at almost 48 hours brand new!
Ryker is 2.5 years old and I wasn’t sure he would understand everything that was happening. My whole pregnancy we talked about my belly and the baby in Mommy’s stomach. Ryker would lift up his shirt and point to his tummy when asked where baby brother was. Still makes me laugh 🙂 We went over and saw our friends new little baby and talked a lot about Ryker becoming a big brother. I was still pretty hesitant on how it would all play out. Ryker has totally taken on the big brother role! He loves ‘helping’ which is more the exact opposite but I don’t mind. When he wakes up, Ryker ones into our room and climbs in bed with me asking to hold the baby. Of course, we have had some adjusting but overall the boys are amazing together! I can’t wait to see what trouble they stir up as they grow!
I had Riggs in this sweet swaddle set from KB Cute Designs and Ryker pulled the hat right off Riggs and declared it was ‘Rykee’s Hat!’ ahhh let the brotherly love begin 🙂
One thing I really wanted to do differently this birth was bring our own blankets to the hospital because the ones they have are kind of scratchy. I reached out to KB Cute to try their Mustard Striped Swaddle Set. Several of my friends told me how soft the swaddles were. I am so glad I tired them! They have quickly become one of our favorites to wrap up our little peanut in. He always cuddles up really close and looks so peaceful. KB Cute Designs is a local shop here in Arizona which I love but you can also order online. They have a ton of cute patterns for girls and boys. Sometimes I only find super cute girl blankets but I liked their selection for boys too! If you are having a baby soon I would highly recommend putting one of their sets on your registry or order one if you already have your baby. From a Mom’s perspective, they wash really well and don’t bunch up. Mine have stayed super soft too. They also have cute little knotted gowns. I love this one!
I am hosting a giveaway for a swaddle set from KB Cute Designs over on my instagram @mrsktsmith so head over to win a set for you or for a friend! 🙂