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Friday, August 3, 2012

A few things & some Newborn Photos

Hi.

I had my first Mom of Two Initiation last night. Both of my kids up, at the same time, refusing to sleep. It was so super fun. Thank God for my husband, seriously. I am a zombie mom today, and I am still so grateful Declan is home from work.

Nevertheless, that was (and still is) bound to happen. I better get used to it.

Did you see I posted all three parts to Lucy's  birth story last night? I know, posting at night is suicide---but please make sure if you're interested that you read it. Also--I really, really like seeing your comments about it. I just feel like--if you are reading the details of my vagina, you could at least let me know you did? Too much to ask? Okay. :)

And after reading the birth story, if I traumatized you from ever wanting children...just remember, this is the light at the end of the tunnel. A squishy newborn.

It truly is all worth it. Sleepless nights. The spit up. The billion and one diapers you have to change just after swaddling your baby for the millionth time. Their sweet, adorable faces--these little people. They really are worth it.







(all photos taken when she was 4days old, at home, in my living room by me--I hope to get a few more newborn photos, you know, before she grows up)

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53 comments:

  1. She's a doll :) And the birthstory is fantastic! With my second baby I went into L&D thinking it was time only to be sent home. Then a week later I had my son 15 min after we got to the hospital because I stayed at home too long thinking it wasn't real. Well written!:)

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  2. Love, love love the pix...Newborn pix are the best and I'm glad that we've taken so many of Fynn. Enjoy the squishy newborm!

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  3. Her birth story was amazing! It really didn't scare me from wanting children in the distant future... if anything, it made me want it more because you're so in love with both of your babies and I want something like that. :) Aren't you glad you have babies in the 2000s where epidurals are readily available? I can't imagine doing all that work waaaaay back when without pain relief!

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  4. I eagerly read all three birth stories (I'm 26 weeks with my second girl) but didn't comment... so glad to hear how it went though! Crazy how it can be so different the second time around.

    And seriously how did you get such a PERFECT little baby? She's absolutely beautiful. I could just stare at her sweet little face. PTL.

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  5. my goodness do y'all make some pretty babies:)

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  6. I did read your birth story and loved it you seem to keep things real and thats awesome :) if over glamorise things it sounds fake which your are clearly not. I want to steal (maybe borrow is a better word?) Lucy she is soooo cute! Eme must thrilled to be a big sister. Could you maybe do a post on Eme's reactions and what did/are doing to help her settle in to having a little cute sister?
    Is recovery easier this time or harder as you have Eme as well as a brand new baby?
    It will get easier, my Mum had me then a 2.5 year age gap then my sister then a 1.5 gap and my other sister, she says once you get into routines everything just falls into place. Give it a week or two and it will feel like you have always had two kids (thats according to my Mum) also apparently (if you choose to have more) going from one to two is the hardest then after that its easy :)
    Hope you are soaking up all your time with your baby *hugs* will be praying you xxx

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  7. I loved reading all 3 parts of Lucy's birth story. i wish i would have written about my daughters birth right after she was born, now 3 years later is almost as if you forget some of the small details about that day. Lucy's newborn pictures are AMAZING and she is more than beautiful! Congrats and i hope your new family of 4 continues to do well!

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  8. She is just the most BEAUTIFUL baby! Congratulations!

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  9. She is so gorgeous! I read your birth story and I'm hoping it will help me prepare for the birth of my first in about 3 months. I loved hearing all of your honesty through it all!

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  10. Oh my word Katie.. She's so pretty!! And all that hair!!

    I read the birth story for Lucy as well. I'm sorry you went through so much pain. But Lucy is worth it a million times over.

    Love the pictures you took. She's so precious.
    Enjoy her.

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  11. She is gorgeous!! Just like her momma and sissy! :) The B&W one of her in the knit hat? I think she looks SO MUCH like Eme there!! That was the first time I thought she looked a lot like her instead of jsut similar. What a blessed family! :)

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  12. Beautiful pics! Excited to read the rest of Lucy's birth story!

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  13. GORGEOUS pictures!! :) I read the birth story and I still want kids. ;) Thanks for sharing it!

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  14. She is so beautiful! And I did read the birth story and not only did it not scare me, it made me want to have another baby, and it made me want to do it like, tomorrow. Because I'm CRAZY. ;)

    Hope you get some rest today!

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  15. What a beautiful girl! I'm sure it's going to be a little rocky for awhile, but you'll get a good routine down and be fine. You're right though, it is soooo worth it. :)

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  16. That hair! Ugh. You and Declan make some pretty gorgeous kids, lady.

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  17. oh sweet girl! who cares about sleep when you have that sweetness, right?

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  18. Allow me to stop by and tell you I read your "vagina tales" :) Makes me suddenly thankful for my induction and epi that got put in beofre the real pain started :) Girls are beautiful, and you look amazing.

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  19. Wow! We must have been on the same wave length last night because I posted my (3 part) birth story too! I delivered my 3rd boy on the 18th. :)

    I've followed your blog for a few months now and have yet to say hello, so "HI!" and congrats on your sweet little baby girl #2.

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  20. I can't get over the hair. I was born with a head FULL of dark curls, so I'm a sucker for the girls with hair. So gorgeous! And NOT helping my baby fever. Seriously. I may have to unfollow you on all forms of social media just to save my empty uterus from exploding. She's just beautiful Katie!

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  21. Wow, she's beautiful! God's amazing talent is shown through both of your beautiful girls! I read your birth story and was moved to tears. It brought back so many beautiful memories from the birth of my own daughter and the special time my husband and I shared. Thank you for sharing. Your way with words amazes me.

    Congratulations for the hundreth time. She's beautiful!

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  22. Having two kids truly is a whole new ball game. The good news is that you will get used to it and it gets easier. The bad news is, you will be very tired for the next couple years. Congrats, and good luck. She is beautiful.

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  23. These are adorable, she is adorable. I love all her dark hair

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  24. Congratulations, Katie! She is beautiful!

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  25. Cute, cute!

    You know what this just made me think of for the first time? (Your birth story didn't traumatize me, but this?) Jarrod works 3rd shift. If I have 2 kids up at the same time, I don't know what I'm going to do all alone. Now THAT is traumatizing. ;)

    Love the ruffle butt picture. We were in Target the other day, and I saw cute little baby girl pants with ruffles on the butt, and I said to E, "See! If you have a little sister, she can have a cute little ruffle butt!" Jarrod rolled his eyes. Whatever. :)

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  26. She is so beautiful! Not all newborns are so you definitely hit the jack pot! The sweet little bunny hat is just too cute for words too!

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  27. Totally read the birth story and loved every second of it! ;) I have yet to have a baby but it definitely didn't scare me off! Congrats!!

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  28. Amazing job on the photos! beautiful.

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  29. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos. I was just on Etsy today getting a few headbands for Kitty, and kept seeing little newborn ones that I wanted to get, too. Seeing Lucy makes me want a third baby SO badly, but my two now almost kill me daily. haha.

    You will have more nights like last night, but it will get better (as you know). Maybe tonight should be a Eme/grandparents night, hm? ;)

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  30. She is so precious and I love her name! Great newborn pics. : )

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  31. Great job on the pictures, they are wonderful! I read the birth story and loved it. It *almost* makes me want a second one... :) You are a wonderful writer and love reading all about your family!

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  32. Aw, the ruffle butt!! So cute!! She's so precious.

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  33. Hi Katie,

    While I don't comment often, I assure you, I am a loyal follower of your blog and have been for quite awhile now. After reading your birth story, I feel even more drawn to you as someone I could easily be friends with in real life! I felt like I was reading my own birth story (my daughter is close in age with Emeline). Anyway- just wanted to say I adore you and have total newborn envy over baby Lucy! These pictures are award winning and should all be framed immediately :) Seriously though- she is a real doll and I couldn't be happier for you! And. . ..can I just say KUDOS for the job well done on keeping your blog up to date and posting your birth story already??!!
    Can't wait for more posts :)

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  34. You are so talented in so many ways including in your photography & makin' beautiful babies:)

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  35. Oh Katie! She is goregous. Congratulations to you and your family. Thank you for always being honest and sharing your birth story.

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  36. First of all, the pics are sooo precious! Second, the part about reading the details about your vagina, yes. I laughed out loud and husband asked what was so funny. So I had to tell him. And then third. These photos do NOT do well with my "trying not to want to have another baby" thing that I have going on right now....my uterus screams every time I see a sweet pic of little Lucy! I just want to snuggle her! Oh, and lastly, the pics of her swaddled remind me of Chloe in those days because she HATED her hands to be IN the swaddle! So she would always either keep her arms up or just have them poking out the swaddle right under her chin! Just like Lucy! I love it!

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  37. Oh Katie, she is so precious! I love her dark hair. Has it started to fall out yet? I'll be praying for you as you adjust to being a momma of 2. I loved your birth story. Thanks for sharing.
    Joy,
    Sara in Iowa

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  38. You have not taumatized me from wanting another baby....and you are right...it IS all worth it! These are angels we are taking care of <3

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  39. Ms. Lucy is an absolute doll! Her pics are precious beyond words. I can't get over all that hair she has!!! I am also impressed that you have managed to keep us updated all while having a newborn in the house. Looking forward to reading more and seeing more pics of your new addition!!!

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  40. she is so incredibly beautiful. stunning pictures.

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  41. Aww beautiful! I love the pictures!! Congrats again!

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  42. Gorgeous pictures of a gorgeous little lady!!! So sorry you had a rough night. The first time it happened to me I just cried right along with them! Ha! If you can't beat em, join em, right?!?!

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  43. Oh my word Katie, she is beautiful! Good job. For real. Blessings galore to you all.

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  44. Hang in there...it gets easier, or you just get better! ;)
    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful baby! C

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  45. She's beautiful and YOU...can you be any better of a photographer. Geesh....I want to hire you down the road for my daughters senior pix and wedding and well, you get the picture. = )

    Irish

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  46. Awww, love the photos! I just finished reading your birth story. Not gonna lie - had to hold back tears. So sweet!

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  47. I just read your birth story and I see the pictures of your adorable new bundle. Congratulations! <3

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