Newborn Beauty

Hey friends!

You guys are da bomb. For realz.

Thank you so much for all your kind comments, tweets, thoughts, and love in regards to our announcement!

Lily, Jared, and I appreciate it all!

(p.s. SO fun that there are 3 of us now!)

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Newborn Beauty

I wanted to stop in real quick & share a few thoughts & pictures (duh!), but it will be short. I gotta soak up as much time with my little girl as possible! And I will work on writing the birth story too. It is pretty epic.

This newborn beauty is such a wonderful presence around here—we sure do love her!

1. I never knew I could love a little baby SO much. 

I know that sounds cliche & sappy, but dude you guys, Lily has stolen our hearts.

Yep, Jared admits it. She has us enamored!

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I just want to hold her all day long, kiss her adorable cheeks, and tell her how much I love her alllll the live long day. I already LOVE being a mama!

2. I’ve never been SO excited to go home in my life.

We stayed an extra night at the hospital (Monday night) because Lily’s bilirubin levels were high (jaundice–happens in about 50% of babies), so she had to stay under the lights in the nursery for those extra 20 hours.

It was horrendous. I hated not being able to hold her when she was under those lights (special lights to bring the bilirubin level back to normal).

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And I was so glad when her tests came back more normal the 3rd time around & we could leave yesterday morning!

Home has been amazing-and my mom has come to visit & help out. We’re loving it! Thank you, mom!

3. I am LOVING not having a schedule!

It’s pretty neat to know I have nothing planned for the next little while!

My busyness and schedule-loving self is really enjoying the beauty of that freedom already. Obviously I am ‘busy’ with Lily, but it is a different kind of busy and I am soaking it all up.

It’s pretty sweet to have a little baby in a home-there is definitely a special spirit that comes with those little ones! I feel so so blessed.

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4. Jared is the most stellar husband and father. Period.

He has been SO AMAZING through this all. Wow, never knew I could love the guy more….but I do!

Mushy yes, but so very true!

5. I can’t get enough water!

People say breastfeeding makes you thirsty….well that is the understatement of the year.

I drink so much water/fluid each day it is ridiculous. But I guess a lot of that is going to Lily, so it makes sense. But it’s still cray.

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6. Lily will definitely be here to stay!

I am snapping photos left & right…and intend to share pretty much all of them.

I mean, I waited so freaking long for her, it is only normal that I am totally obsessed with her now. 😉

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So if you want more photos, updates, and all that jazz, make sure to follow me on IG, Twitter, FB, and Pinterest!


Have a GREAT day! <3

What are some things going on with YOUUUU??! (I feel out of the loop!) What is YOUR favorite baby stage?? Do YOU prefer Twitter, IG, or FB??

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  1. oh my gosh! I love how in love you already are – it’s just THE BEST, isn’t it?!?!! (she’s beautiful btw!)

  2. Courtney says:

    This post made me tear up. You can feel the love you have for her from the simple words you wrote. Enjoy your time with your beautiful little girl! :)

  3. LILY IS SO CUTE!!! Awesome your momma is there!! Enjoy this time (obviously you will haha)! Can’t wait to hear more about your birth story…..
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  4. Can’t WAIT to read the birth story! Em was jaundice too when she was born but we got sent home with a “bili-blanket” which is a portable light blanket and then took her in 24 hours after discharge to get her levels checked again. And then again a week later. Fun times – NOT. Soak up those newborn snuggles!
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  5. She’s so adorable!! Congrats again and soak up this time <3
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  6. Congrats congrats again friend! I am so incredibly happy for you! Lily is perfect and so blessed to have you as her mama! Can’t wait to read all about your motherhood adventures! The more pics of yor sweet baby girl the better! :)
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  7. So stinkin’ excited for you!! Just wait, the love grows more and more with each passing day. It’s hard to imagine, but so true! I keep thinking “this phase” is my favorite, and then we get to the next phase, and I think THAT is my favorite. AKA it just gets better and better! Can’t wait to meet her! Hugs!
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  8. Shes just beautiful! Glad you’re loving being a mama! Breast feeding does make you ridiculous thirsty (and hungry!!!)

  9. I am just so ridiculously happy for you and Jared. Lily is so perfect and precious.

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  10. She’s beautiful! I’m also glad that you were able to make it through that night without her! (PS- she looks like she’s partying it up in those glasses! 😉 ). Congrats again to you and Jared and welcome to the world, Lily! :)
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  11. april says:

    aww congrats! lily is absolutely adorable. i love her flower headband and all her pink accessories! enjoy this special time with her <3 can't wait to see more pics and read her birth story!!

  12. Ahhh she is so beautiful!!!! I’m so excited for both of you!
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  13. Bring on the photos! I love baby pictures!!!

    Addie is only 6 months, but I’d say I’ve loved every stage so far, beyond the first 6 weeks. The first 6 weeks was a super hard transition for me. But since then, we’ve been having a great time!
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  14. Yay pictures!!!! :) Lily is seriously so perfect.

    I’m glad to hear you’re all home and doing well. Thank you for sharing with us.
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  15. congratulations again! I am so happy and excited for you guys!! And I totally agree that when I had Luke, I couldn’t believe how much I could love such a little person and that I could love my husband even more. I know that everyone says this – but enjoy it because it goes by way too fast!! Hugs!!
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  16. She is super duper cute and looks just like YOU! :) The mittens are adorable and the headband. wowza! Congrats again, I cannot say it enough! Get as much sleep as you can! I look forward to all the cute pics!! :)
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  17. I started reading your blog recently and I love it! I am going to have my first baby in February, and I am also having a little girl! Seeing our precious baby girl makes me so excited! :)

  18. CarolineO says:

    I loooove her!!! What a sweetie! Cute headbands :)

  19. I seriously started crying at my desk reading this! She is so beautiful, and i’m so excited for you guys…it also makes me that much more excited for my own little girl to make her appearance early next year!!

  20. Lily is beautiful! Enjoy every minute – it goes way too fast…

    I feel like every new stage becomes my favorite (except the cranky ones, haha). I always think it can’t get any better and then she starts doing something that I love even more than the last thing. Recently, every time I get down on the floor with her she reaches out and grabs my face and begins to talk to me – so cute:)

  21. Lily is beautiful!!! So happy for you guys. What a beautiful family :)
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  22. Congratulations mama! Beautiful Lily :)

  23. Aw – yea!! she’s here – and she’s a cutie!! Isn’t it such a surreal, amazing feeling?? You’re a mom!! To a real human!! Holy responsibility! 😉 lol
    Both of my boys were jaundice…my 2nd had to stay under the lights for a week which was horrible, but thankfully everything cleared up! Enjoy your new bundle of joy!
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  24. Oh my goodness Annette, she’s so, so beautiful!
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  25. Congrats you guys !! Such a doll. It’s so crazy how you love them that much, instantly. Perfect :)
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  26. I can already tell you’ll be SUCH a wonderful mother. She’s definitely a cutie! :)
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  27. She’s so adorable!! Congrats again!!!! XOXO

  28. She’s so so cute!! I can’t wait to hear about this epic birth story :)
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