Happy Halloween!

Hey, hey.

First off–thanks for all the comments & kind words all over social media & this blog!

I read them to Lily & she loves hearing how adorable she is. :)

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Happy Halloween!!

I can’t wait to put Lily in her Halloween onesie that I bought for her. :)

(p.s. I almost didn’t buy the onesie last week because I was kinda convinced she was going to stay in there forever & wouldn’t arrive by Halloween….. haha. but for realzzz.)

We also might try out a cute costume someone gave to us, but it might be a little big. Photos to come, I am sure!


Food Lately

So Lily was born a few days ago (and yes, I will eventually get that birth story up soon!), and since she was born I’ve definitely not thought about food or eating practically at all. I’ve automatically switched to thinking about her needs before my own-becoming a mama will do that to ya!

Which is why I look like this:

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crazy hair, tired eyes, and super super happy. <3

Because of this little one:

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So of course it is key to take care of myself & eat well, but it has been far from my thoughts these past few days. I am sure that will normalize eventually, though!

And, my mom being here has been awesome!! She’s made meals & gotten me water & snacks when I’ve needed them when I’ve been stuck on the glider feeding Lily, so that’s been uber helpful to keep my energy up as we enjoy this transition.

I love everything about having a newborn. She is so so darling!

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And here is some food I’ve enjoyed these past few days:

Sandwiches at the hospital (the food there was pretty good & I got to order what I wanted. It was pretty sweet!)

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We were also given a celebration dinner, complete with sparkling juice!

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And my mom bought me lunch the other day. Thanks mom!

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Mmmmm salad & sandwiches. My fave combo!

And then my mom made this killer salmon for dinner the other night.

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I gotta get that recipe from my sister and share it with you guys. It was crazy good!

I’ve also eaten a lotttttt of ice chips with this yummy juice, chocolate milk, applesauce, cottage cheese, and fruit.

And homemade banana bread muffins-that I made & froze during that loooooong waiting period.

Remember that time?? 😉 hah.

But she was verrrrry worth that wait.

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Don’t ya think?! 😉


Thankful Thursday

  1. I am crazy thankful for my beautiful little girl.
  2. I am SO thankful her bilirubin levels came down (we went to the doc’s yesterday), and she is all in the clear!
  3. I am thankful for wonderful family who have been so helpful to us!


I will definitely be eating some chocolate (my mom brought me some Swiss chocolate), and hanging with my favorite lady today. 😉

p.s. did you see Linz’s news?!? When she told me a little while I ago I pretty much freaked out. I am SO HAPPY for her!

What have YOU been eating lately??! What treat(s) are YOU going to enjoy for Halloween??! :) Are YOU dressing up today??!

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  1. Awwr gushing. You definitely have a beautiful baby girl on your hands 😀 And I couldn’t help but laugh at that celebratory dinner — that’s actually pretty impressive for hospital food!
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  2. Too adorable for words. That first picture is priceless! Such a happy girl :) You look marvelous for just giving birth! I love your perspective on it all, so great to hear! Soak up every moment with Lily (and your mom!)
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  3. oh my gosh! You look amazing! Seriously. I looked scary for at least the first month haha. Can’t wait for more pics! <3

  4. You are lucky you have what appears to be a great cook for a mom! That salmon looks spectacular. I definitely think Lily was worth the wait! Most good things are :)
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    • She is a great cook, for sure. And I am so grateful for her cooking! 😉

      You’re right….most good things are def worth the wait! Good perspective, Ang!

  5. I just LOVE HER! You look amazing, Girl. I’m so glad you’re enjoying time with your mom too. How special that can be with you guys for a bit! Hugs!
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  6. Oh my goodness, I can definitely see the extra weeks physically! She has the cutest baby fat which isn’t an insult I swear. Babies NEED that fat! Love it, love her! :) Enjoy this time with your little munchkin!
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  7. Awww that is so sweet that your mom is there to help! I’m sure that’s nice to have someone take care of you while you take care of Lily!
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  8. I’m so glad that all is going well for you and you’re enjoying life as a new mommy! :) She is such a doll!
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  9. That hoodie is so adorable on her. And I think you look awesome!! Keep up the good work mama! Can’t wait to see some Halloween pics. Luke is Tigger and it pretty much melts my heart. :)
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  10. april says:

    aww lily is so adorable! DEFINITELY worth the wait! i’m glad you have your mom there to help out during this transition period…and it sounds like you’ve got a great perspective on motherhood! hope you have a fun halloween :)

  11. Chatelaine says:

    those pictures are so darn adorable!!! she’s gorgeous :)

  12. Nicole says:

    I am envious of Lily’s awesome hoodie! I want that in an Adult Medium, please! :)

    Happy wishes to you and your lovely family during your first week together! xoxoxo

  13. Such a cutie! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the Halloween ones.

  14. Will it start to become repetitive if I just “awwwwwww” to all of your posts that include pictures of Lily? :) Because, awwwwwww!
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  15. She’s too precious!! I can’t wait to hear the birth story and see this Halloween onesie! I also love the hospital fine dine meal!
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  16. Annette, she is GORGEOUS and too cute for words! Enjoy all of those firsts with Lily! The tired eyes and messy hair are totally worth it. And it is super-awesome that you have so much help. Soak it all in! Can’t wait to see pictures of her in her Halloween onesie!

  17. She is the cutest. Per the bilirubin levels, my girls were jaundice as well. They were in the NICU anyway so they were already away from me – but am I the only one who thought that those little sunglasses are the cutest things in the world?
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    • They were kinda cute…..would’ve been cuter if Lily hadn’t been sad during most of the time there

      I was just sad she had to stay in the nursery away from me…but now who cares–because she is home with meeeeeee!!! :)

  18. CarolineO says:

    What’s with the hospital dinner?! Iiiiii didn’t get that. Waaaaaa. But seriously, you have birth to a doll! So so cute!

  19. that celebratory dinner is awesome – I had no idea a hospital would do that sort of thing! And I still can’t get over how gorgeous that little girl is!
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  20. Oh, that top picture just makes me smile. She really is adorable. Nice job, Mom!
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  21. I haven’t been eating a whole lot because I just had my gallbladder out a couple days ago, and I didn’t dress up either! But I just had to say, “awwww … she’s just too cute!!! I hope I can meet her in person soon! <3"
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  22. Oh my goodness that jacket on her… SO adorable!! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Halloween :)
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