Friday, April 8, 2011

Baby E.













In one week we have taken you on walks, cuddled, been pooped on, gone to the Medieval Fair, and barely slept. Baby E - we love you more than we could have ever imagined. You are my sunshine every single morning, and my moon at night. We can't wait to experience all your firsts.

Dear friends - thank you, thank you, thank you for all your sweet words, I read every single one. Mostly in the middle of the night, when I can peel myself away from her to catch my breath and resume what life was like before she was here. I'll be quiet for a couple more weeks, I am trying to be present in all these first moments.

See you soon.

134 comments:

Anna said...

She is so cute! My baby was born one month before yours- March 1st. Willow Ava, I thought she had a lot of hair until i saw your baby!
By the way, is that a sleepy wrap?? I have one in green!

Sunshine Mama said...

I haven't check here in a little while and I didn't realize you had the baby! Congratulations to you both, you have such a beautiful little girl! Being a parent is so amazing, isn't it?!

Melisande said...

she is so gorgeous, so beautiful. you look beautiful as well, and so happy. i can't wait to hear more stories and see more photos. enjoy your beautiful baby girl.

Kiersten said...

She's gorgeous, Aura!! Spend as much time as you can with her - we'll be here waiting :)
<3 Kiersten

Izziiee said...

Oh Aura! She is beautiful! And what an adorable head of hair. I love the sleeping daddy daughter photos:)
Just precious.

taban Leggett said...

Aura joon! We're so excited to be seeing you with little Elodie in your arms! What amazing parents you and Michael are and will be. We're so happy for you, and if all goes well, we will hopefully come for a visit soon.

Much love,
taban

amber said...

look at her hair! and her eyes! and that smile :) she is so precious!!

Anonymous said...

look at that head of hair! so, so beautiful. congratulations. I can't wait for your next posts.

--JamJam said...

These photos are making me want one...absolutely precious and beautiful!

nicole said...

She's gorgeous. What a beautiful family you have! Congrats & enjoy! xoxo.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Enjoy the moments, they are all so different... You are blessed...

Kristi said...

enjoy this new found love with your newborn. oh the sweetness.

Miss Amy said...

Absolutely precious photos. I love the one with her eyes open. Rare for a baby so young. Her hair is thick and beautiful. Congratulations. Take care of yourself, Mama! You look fantastic as well :)

Kathleen said...

love her big brown eyes. soak in every single moment the first few weeks, even in the middle of the night when you can barely keep your eyes open... every minute of everyday is worth it.

Laura Nelson said...

she is absolutely so beautiful! I love all that hair :)

Tisha said...

Dear Aura, Your little baby is beautiful! And so is your family. I thought I'd give you a little night time reading. :) It's a poem that's been passed from my Great Grandma to my Grandma, then to my Mom, and to me. It keeps me present.

A Plea
LaVerne P. Larson
Be kind to me for I am young
And make mistakes, I know…
But in my heart, you’ll find this true,
I always love you so.
Be patient, too, and do not scold
But help me find my way,
That I may walk a happy path,
By kindly words you say.
Teach me the meaning of a prayer,
The value of a song,
Help me to understand all things
And know the right from wrong.
Give me some hours by your side
That we may dream and smile,
And share sweet joys together
For youth lasts just a while.
But most of all, love me please
As only you can do,
For God placed me within your care
And my whole world is you.

Manu said...

I know I've said this before, but she couldn't be more beautiful!! It seems like she looks just like you, but has Michael's eyes. Best of luck for you and this gorgeous family you're starting. Besos!

M said...

So beautiful! Perfect family! Congrats again!

Tina Bass said...

Oh, these images are so sweet! She is beautiful!! I can't wait to stalk your blog even more to read your about your baby journey :)

Karen said...

oh, melt!!! it just finally hit me that YOU'RE A MAMA! wow.... cant wait for more :)

Cheryl McCormick said...

I can't wait too see more updates. You are such ann inspiration for me, when we have a baby. She is a doll!!

Betsy from three20 said...

your baby girl is gorgeous. I love her dark, silky hair. You've taken some pretty amazing pictures of her :)

Anonymous said...

I have been waiting for the next baby post, and was to happy to see you and the husband in it! You look so happy and baby Elodie is pure sweetness. Enjoy this very special time with your family. I'm sendign lots of happy thoughts your way.

Shea

jociegal said...

Beautiful. What a lovely baby

kelly ann said...

She's breathtaking. You have the most beautiful little family. <3

Mary said...

Wow, she's really beautiful! Enjoy, enjoy! You look fab too, but then you always do, even straight after having a baby!!! Thanks for these updates.

toi said...

Oh Gosh, she is just gorgeous, my my. Congratulations Aura and daddy :)!

Aileen said...

Your daughter and your family is BEAUTIFUL. That's all there is to it.

Christina said...

She is just positively perfect. You guys look like you are on cloud 9! What wonderful parents you will make, and already are. Show her the way, help her be present and to see the world around her as pure as you do. It will be humanities greatest gift. Enjoy.

O'Melly said...

Your photos really have a way of reminding me of how precious life is.

You guys look like a beautiful family! Be sure to absorb every moment and memory! *sigh* so sweet.

Carolina said...

So beautiful - that hair gets me!

Michelle said...

You look so happy! I love all the sleeping daddy pictures too!

Anonymous said...

i think she looks just like michael! that first photo of them lying side by side- her face seems to match his perfectly! how sweet! and she has gorgeous, big, beautiful eyes. and you seem so natural as a mother- it just looks right for you. congratulations!

A Cappelli said...

My heart just melted at the sight of your little bird. Seeing you carrying her in the wrap (is it a Moby?) is bringing a tear to my eye. It was only just months ago that I was wearing my daughter 24/7 to soothe her. It felt like I was going to wear her forever and now that she is running around- away from me- I regret that I ever wanted to fast forward through the "challenging" times. Yes, yes, yes, be present in all of these moments. Much peace to your little family.

DeAnna said...

gorgeous. love the little sly smile in the one picture. breathtaking. and her hair. oh my! many blessing to you and your family.

17 Perth said...

She. is. beautiful. Congratulations again...you both did a good job. : )

You also look gorgeous!! Enjoy this time with her.

Annie Kennedy said...

Oh my word she is a pretty little thing! Love the pictures of you and Michael with her - she is so tiny! You are a beautiful family! :)

Lisa Leonard said...

absolutely gorgeous. so incredibly happy for you!! xoxo

Chas said...

So precious & beautiful!

Kristal said...

She is so beautiful and I love the pictures of her in the moby. I miss those cuddly moby days!

Lady Day said...

Aura, I can't congratulate you enough. She is too precious and so is this time, God Bless!

Morgan said...

she looks right at home with you guys!
even like she's smiling already :)

Hollie said...

She is SO, SO cute. I can't get over the picture of her smirking in her sleep. Love.

Melissa said...

You both look so happy. Congratulations! She is exquisite. I hope you share a little bit about how your home birth went. I hope it was perfect!

Huda said...

I'm late, but congratulation to both of you for this new blessing, beautiful Elodie. Love the picture where she is sleeping and has this adorable smile on her face. There is a saying in my culture, infants and small children see and play with angels awake or sleep, so an angel must have made her dream.

Hannah Elisabeth said...

beautiful!!!!!!! you, your baby.... your family... the sleeping photos....

:)
congrats!

and welcome to the world baby E!!!

Holly said...

what a head of hair! and sweet eyes, and cute toes, and fingers, and well the list could go on...and on ;)
enjoy all the firsts, and the seconds too. they are all pretty great.

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

OMG! She is absolutely precious! My uterus is so achy right now! You look great as well! Momma, Daddy, & baby look so happy as the new family of three!

mirella said...

Oh my gosh, look at her gorgeous hair! Such a sweet face - she looks a lot like papa. Congrats to your lovely family!! By the way, you look super! Kudos on getting dressed up and putting on eyeliner. It took me 3 months. Next time around, I'm inspired to be a more stylin mama :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your beautiful Baby E! I'm a new mom myself, with a 4 month old baby boy....and it's crazy how much he's grown already --- moments seem to pass by so quickly :( You have a beautiful little family. Can't wait to hear your birth story, if you plan to share it. Peace.

mrs boo radley said...

Doll x infinity-billion!! CONGRATS!!

Snappy-Q said...

Oh, she is so gorgeous! Her full head of hair, her sweet little face, her tiny fingers... amazing. Your pictures of her reflect your love.
I also really love her name, it is gorgeous.
Congrats to you and daddy. I hope you continue to be blessed by your little darling, and to enjoy all of the firsts!

Anna of IHOD said...

Ahhh!! She is here! And she is perfect! What a beautiful name...perfectly fit for your little girl. Congrats to you and your husband!
We are about to meet our little girl any day now!
Enjoy each and every moment!
<3
Anna

Amanda said...

She is so precious. Don't you just love the feeling of her all snug in the wrap?

I wanted to share this passage with you, its one of my favorites and sums you up to a "T" :)
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+31%3A10-30&version=NIV

Nikole Taylor said...

Gorgeous. All of you. Am I the only one who thinks she looks EXACTLY like Michael?!
Once again, congratulations.

Michelle said...

Ohhh, I am so happy to see more beautiful pictures of your little angel!!!!!! She is absolutely Precious in everyway!!!!! I love her head full of black hair, reminds me so much of how all of my little girls looked when they were born....Your family is so special, and you take as much time as you can possibly take to enjoy all the firsts indeed!!!!!!!!


Michelle Torres
decorater4life@aol.com

Mason said...

Already she has changed so much! I think she looks so much like her Dad! But watch out that beard on that baby cheek! And Aura - no staying up at night - rest, even if you are not sleeping, rest.

Shelley said...

congratulations sister !! she is just lovely like her momma. it is a total sin to look as great as you do so soon after childbirth !!!

G. said...

*Melting* She is such a beautiful little girl! The last picture is too precious!
And, just as always, you look amazing, too.
We al can`t wait to see and read more about you and Little Miss Elodie. Take your time, we are patiently waiting...
Love,
G.

Sini said...

You,E and M look so peaceful and happy, so beautiful faces. And Aura, you look amazing for a one who barely sleeps, what is your secret? ;)

Lexie & Jeff said...

Ohmigoodness, she is just the sweetest little thing. Congratulations! It looks like you are enjoying every moment with her. Thank you for sharing your lovely with all of us.

Mindy said...

The MOST gorgeous baby pics ever! You are truly blessed! Soak it all in.

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness, I don't think she could be any cuter! What a lovely little family you have. So, SO beautiful.

Ruthie said...

Enjoy getting to know your parents and the world, little Elodie! You have some awesome guides who will show/teach you so much in your life. Best wishes to you always for an incredible adventure.

And, congrats mama and papa...she is simply divine.

Anna said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations :)

julie said...

Oh my, you are ALL so beautiful!!
Can't wait to hear your birth story and all the experiences you have these days!
Congrats and enjoy!!

Shutterbug Mama said...

absolutely beautiful. I'm speechless

Gaby said...

Oh Aura, these photos are divine! She's so beautiful, and you look amazing!

Wendy @ Harmony said...

Aura, my oldest daughter is 21- I can tell you from experience that you are in for a lifetime of first's with your beautiful daughter. Savor them... She will teach you as much as you will teach her.

a red heart said...

She is pure sweetness. The first few weeks are such an exhausting but magical time. Are you loving that new baby smell? It's intoxicating!

Julie said...

She is such a pretty baby, Aura...really and you look like a natural holding her.
Precious little one...enjoy all her firsts. xo

tea with lucy said...

such a doll.

happy babymoon.

xo

Jessica said...

Oh Aura, these photos are wonderful! She is so beautiful and you look radiant with new mama love! :).
Take your time and soak it all in.
Love and Blessings to you sweetheart.

Jacki said...

Awww, sweet baby. Love the pics of her and your husband together. She's got so much hair, it's so cute!

MelissaOklahoma said...

Congratulations! Beautiful baby & family!

Valerie said...

Oh my goodness she is GORGEOUS! I just love babies and the sweetness of a newborn. Seeing your little one reminds me so much of my girls when they were little. And for the record, you look AMAZING, especially after just having had a baby. Thanks for sharing these sweet pictures!

Marta said...

She is beautiful!!! Happy babymoon! It's very precious time! :)

Fashionably Learning To Be said...

Thanks so much for finding time to share some of these moments! She is so lovely! What kind of wrap are you using to carry her around? It sounds like you are out living with her already :).

Sue said...

So beautiful..what an angel! Love the ones with daddy sleeping. How precious. Wishing you all happiness and health...take all the time you need...you only get this first baby once...we will be waiting here..

Barbara said...

You make a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing your journey with all of your readers. Enjoy every moment, we will wait for you.

Peace!

rikshaw design said...

awe..those first moments are sooo darling and sweet..love love a sleeping baby..

Urban Wife said...

You are so blessed with a beautiful baby girl! Enjoy all the moments - I'm sure there will be many. :)

Erin said...

You look so happy and calm! I can tell she alrdy has daddy wrapped around her gorgeous little finger!

Lauren said...

She is beautiful, congratulations! Enjoy every moment, and don't feel like you need to do anything other than that :) Getting out of bed and dressed isn't necessary, and housework can definitely wait. Did you manage to have her at home? What was her birth weight? I hope you will share your story when you are ready. x

Kim said...

congratulations! you & Michael look so happy, and Elodie is beautiful! PS--love the name you chose for her.

Gina said...

She is just so stunning and it is obvious in your photos how in love you both are with her.

You make me so excited to become a mommy! I look forward to more photos of your little one. :)

Alycia (thecuriouspug.com) said...

beautiful photos! beautiful family <3 congrats!

Tildoudouille said...

Vous êtes tous très beaux.

You are all very beautiful.
(:

A. said...

That hair! Love it, she is just precious. Baby E is going to be one cool baby with parents like you guys. Very excited for your family!

Anonymous said...

She's preciouss! and looks like Michael except for the hair and eye color :)

COngratulations!

KK said...

Love on that baby & enjoy every second of it. Time is fleeting. Enjoy your Baby Moon!

Sarah said...

Wauw, these pictures are just amazing... She is gorgeous. What a beautiful baby. I wish you all the luck in the world! Enjoy!

Love,
Sarah

Bobbi said...

Your baby would be born with a full head of hair!!! She is so beautiful and that picture of her and Michael snuggling is adorable!!

Jessica said...

She is absolutely beautiful. You and Micheal look so happy and so proud. Enjoy her... they grow up so fast. Our son will be 8 weeks on Thursday... going too fast :(

By the way, I love the carrier :)

Susanna said...

true beauty!! many, many congratulations...enjoy!!!

kristina said...

Congratulations Aura!!! She's just gorgeous. Enjoy every tiny moment. Like everyone says, the days are long but the months (and years) are so fast! I'd love to have just one day with Dashiell when he was a tiny baby again. Which I suppose is why people have more than one child?

big love to your little family!

Plane Jayne said...

She just looks so amazing. I wish you all the best and enjoy savouring those moments.
Thank you for sharing.

Latoya said...

love these pictures! E is so beautiful! just like her mother!

didi said...

She has the best part of both of you. In other word; adorable. I can't even describe how I love the pictures in this post.
Enjoy your time with Baby E, dear Aura. :)

Lady Jennie said...

Isn't it just lovely? So lovely? I felt like I was playing mom when I first had my daughter.

She's so beautiful. Enjoy.

BloomsYellow said...

What a sweet baby... enjoy those tiny toes. :) Life seems so much sweeter with a baby.

Much Luv :)

astr!d said...

you (as always) are completely beautiful!!! your man is so sexy with that baby!!!! congrats to your little family-sending cyber love!!

Kristyn said...

She looks too pretty to be real! Are you pinching yourself over and over? I can't stop looking at these pictures. She looks so soft and sweet and beautifully baby. What treasures these photos will be to look back on for all of you. Enjoy!

You're making my baby fever so much worse by the way, but I'm so glad, please continue. :)

Marie said...

oh oh oh!!!! She is so precious and sweet! The photos of her sleeping with her daddy are beeeeeeyooootiful!

Oh, those first weeks with my son were some of the most intoxicating moments of my life. so happy for you all as you bask in this amazing miracle.... birth and life.

I forgot who, but someone once said, "Babies are such a nice way to start a person." :)

Thank you for sharing the photos. We are all so happy for you!

Miss Hothouse Orchid said...

She is soo beautiful! Thanks Aura for sharing your life with us. Watching you grow is inspiring!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

These images are so precious. Especially the ones of her and Michael sleeping. You look amazing and I wouldn't have thought for a moment you lost sleep, OR just had a baby. Keep the beautiful images coming and enjoy every, single second! oxoxo

~Mommy+Me~ said...

She's so precious!! I love her shiny, black hair!! Hope you all are doing well. Good for you for taking a break from here and basking in this new little life! :) Blessings to you & yours!

The Panic Room said...

You are going to take some of the best pictures of your life the next few months. It just happens. So excited for all of you.

Andrea Neudorf said...

What a beautiful beautiful bundle of sweetness!!! All the best these first couple weeks..So glad I found your blog:)

Bridget said...

she is so so so beautiful and her hair! i'm sure everyone's saying it but her hair is gorgeous.

Wendi Solari said...

Your little girl is beyond precious. You look so in love in the photos where she is in your arms. Congratulations and may your days be blessed with more love than your heart can hold. xoxo

AE said...

It was beyond words (at least I can't come up with the right words to describe how it made me felt right now) to look at your pictures, thank you so much for taking the time to share them. You have a beautiful family, congratulations!

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL baby. Love your blog! So I'm due with baby in 8 weeks and getting nervous. I'd lOVE to hear how it went from your perspective and also... dun dun dun... i would LOVE LOVE to hear about the post-prego body and thoughts on that. soo not excited about that, but thankful for people that go before us!

Monique said...

She's absolutely gorgeous. My goodness. She's so tiny and so new and there's so much for her to experience. Enjoy your time with your precious little one. Wow she has so much hair! Looks like she makes a perfect new addition to a peaceful and loving home.

Aislign said...

Aura, she is SO beautiful! I've been following your blog for awhile and admiring your gorgeous photography, but these are certainly the best yet. Congratulations on this exciting new adventure!!!

Musings said...

How beautiful she is! Congratulations! May your family be blessed every day in every way.

l e n e y said...

Aaww Baby E is gorgeous!! Congratulations and enjoy motherhood!! hugs and cuddles to baby E xo

Kate said...

Incredible pictures, truly gorgeous little girl. How do you get anything done? I can see why you can't tear yourself away! Congratulations Aura!!

http://kindlykate.blogspot.com/

MaleenMac said...

beautiful baby... ;)

Andrea said...

So gorgeous -all of you! And baby E is so so adorable. Oh, what a precious little family:)

pics-o-andrea

Carly said...

Congrats she is beautiful! Oh I remember the haze of those first few weeks. That is when I realized how much love I could feel and also how strong I was..how strong all Mamas are! Enjoy- the skin on skin is the best feeling in the world.

white collar | green soul said...

I have to admit - I am slightly impatiently waiting for some more pictures of beautiful Elodie. At the same time, I completely and 100% understand why you would not want to tear yourself away.

You have a beautiful, beautiful family. Congratulations, again!

- agata.

Tricia said...

She is absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations. t x.

Jessie Lathroum said...

Hey Aura! ADORABLE little baby E!! They say you have heartburn with hair,... I'm wondering if you had any becuase that is a LOT of beautiful hair on that girl of yours! Also, can you please email me and let me know where you got/what brand the baby sling is? I am in the market for one! Daphne090@aol.com. Thanks and CONGRATS!
Jessie

Mel said...

Aura, your baby is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!
I just found your blog. Your images are gorgeous. You are very talented!

I especially like your Oklahoma pictures. I am currently living in OK. Are you still living in here as well?

Mel

Kindra said...

I recently got into your blog and found myself reading from beginning to now! And I am so glad to (virtually) finally meet little Elodie! She is beautiful, just like her mama and dad. I personally think she looks a lot like Michael! She's already one beautiful girl, inside and out. So happy for you and your precious little family! :)

Sandra said...

Oh Aura...I just checked in tonight to see if you had new pictures...you have a beautiful baby! And such happy parents! Enjoy every moment with her! And you look great...you are back in your jeans already?!? Good for you!

Pam said...

Congrats to you both, she is simply lovely, you look TERRIFIC! Enjoy every moment, let the housework go, be a selfish new mommy! Your pictures brought tears to my eyes, I just found out I'm going to be a Grandma and already experiencing sympathy cravings & emotional <3!

Anchors & Wings said...

Congrats! what a beautiful child

Mrs. G said...

I think she is the most precious baby girl I've ever seen. I love that dark hair. And, parenthood looks great on you and Michael. <3 (But, I knew it would)

Re said...

We miss your posts!! but keep it slow and easy as long as you want, we'll wait! ;)

Journey of the Spirit said...

Dear Aura Joon...where is your mommy belly? No fair! ;)

You are a gorgeous momma. You made a stunningly gorgeous little girl. Congratulations.

Tracey said...

What is that delicious wrap you have? I need one of those?

Julia and Yuriy said...

Congratulations on your baby girl! It's pretty fabulous that dad's hair and baby's hair is so similar. I hope the first couple months have been enjoyable.

* Julia