We have a little tradition with the children in which the 'newborn' gives a gift for the older siblings. When our daughter arrived, she gave our son a cloth bag of handmade felt balls for him to work with when I was breastfeeding intending that it would be a quiet activity that he could do around us. This time our new son gave a little wooden Cubebot to our son who absolutely loves puzzles and a koala bear with cub to our daughter which she 'matches' up to the Koala Lou story which she loves so much.
I'd almost forgotten about these special gifts until we were all home together again after what probably seemed like an eternity to the children! It was hard to be away from home for so long and they found it hard too. After lots of hugs and kisses I remembered the gifts which were opened with much joy and delight! x