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Welcome Baby Girl!

1/06/2014 *Sara-Marie* 4 Comments

AND...we're back!

I apologize for such a long blogging hiatus, but we've had our hands full with our sweet little girl. 

Isabelle Marie was born on October 31, 2013 at 2:17am, weighing in at 9 lbs 1 oz and 21.75 inches long. 

We had a long labor which resulted in some complications, and our sweet pea was in the NICU for 9 days. Those were the craziest 9 days ever. 
Keep Calm and Chive On

High Five! We did it!
Finally getting to hold our girl
Pure love.
 No one should ever have to leave the hospital without their child, but we are so blessed that we only had to wait 9 days to have her home with us and that we are both healthy and strong today. Thank you, Lord. Maybe one day I'll go a little deeper into her birth story. 
On the way home!

Strong Daddy!
Once we were home, we got to work. That first month was tough. Tougher than I thought. I thought I knew what it would be like and thought I was totally ready at age 28, but I had no idea! However, among the messy house, countless poopy diapers, and sleep deprivation, I look at the beautiful creation that God blessed us with and I stare in awe. I still can't believe that this perfect little life belongs to us and that I could love something so much. It's magical. 

Thriving at one month, Isabelle was now 10 1/2 pounds and 22.6 inches long. 
So big and strong!
At around this time, Isabelle started to sleep a straight 3-4 hours at night. That was glorious. It's amazing how after you are somehow functional on zero sleep, that 3-4 hour stretch feels like you've slept for 8 hours. So refreshing! 

I also started to be more functional at home, finding time (and energy!) to cook, clean a little bit, and even leave the house! 

She was born with the ability to shop. That's my girl.
Grocery shopping at Wegmans like old pros. Love the MobyWrap!
Isabelle just turned 2 months on 12/31 and her growth has amazed us. She's now at 13 pounds and 23.5 inches long! That's our girl!

I can't believe how big she's getting. Every day I look at her and I just want to memorize her face because I know it's going to change again the next day. They sure do grow fast. 

And now, I will leave you with this. At around 7 weeks old, we had professional pictures taken at our home by our favorite photographer Marjorie Datuin. Here are a few of my favorites: 

Blessed beyond measure. 

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  1. I love her so much! That last pic is the cutest thing I've ever seen. (And don't feel like you owe anyone your birth story. I still have a hard time sharing mine.)

  2. she is seriously the cutest thing ever