October 10, 2010

39 Weeks

So here we are! Parenthood at last! Little Ro arrived 11 days early and we finally got to change our header from "Our Journey to the Sweet Life of Parenthood" to "The Sweet Life of Parenthood." We're so excited to make this change. Rowan is already 5 days old and it makes me sad realizing how fast the time will go. I just feel so lucky to be able to be a SAHM and catch every little moment with her. Derek is still home from work and my mom has been a huge help. The first few days were rough- recovering, sleep deprived, overwhelmed, everything happened so fast! One minute I was pregnant and the next I had a baby sleeping next to me in a hospital room. But they have still been the best days of our lives and the last two nights (since the breast milk came in) Ro has slept for a little over 6 hours straight, then I change/feed/burp her which takes about an hour and then she sleeps for another 3-4 hours straight. She's a total dream baby!

We're enjoying every second with our little birdie and we're excited for this new journey. Life couldn't get any better right now. Seriously. 

Dear Rowan, 
You've got us wrapped around your itty bitty teeny weeny little finger. We love you to the moon and back again.
Ma & Pops


  1. wow, she sounds like a dream baby for sure. love the name, too... so cute! congrats :)

  2. Great photos. It can all be a bit full on at the start, I was so shocked at how much pain I was in for the first week or so. Glad she is sleeping so well for you. Go baby Ro. :)

  3. I love this picture. Such a beautiful family. And her little booties are so adorable! You are in for an amazing ride and I am so excited to read about it.

  4. DAAMMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNN... your milk came in alright. :)

  5. congrats again and good to hear all is well. This is a great picture too :)

  6. AmyLee: thank you!

    Kriznizzel: thanks.. yea the recovery part sucks but now I'm at least noticing more progress towards feeling better so there's hope now! haha it was worth it ;o)

    Posidanielle: Thanks doll! Her bootie socks are still too big for her but I didn't wanna take her outside without socks on! I think they still look cute ;o)

    Jess: Bwahahahahaha! YOU'RE TELLIN ME! THEY'RE AS HARD AS ROCKS! D's excited though ;o) haha

  7. Here come the tears. haha
    This is lovely.
    She is lovely. I like her little shoes.


  8. How amazing that your prediction she would come early was right?! Talk about mother's intuition!!

  9. Great pictures! I'm a bit jealous that Rowan is already sleeping for 6 hours! Aydan is still waking up about every 3 hours to eat...and then yup...after burping and changing that doesn't leave much time for sleep in-between. Hope Rowan stays on this schedule for you! :)

  10. congrats!! i love this pictures.im so jealous of the 6 hours stretches. H will be 1 in a week and still doesnt sleep that long!

  11. jessica. remember how i used to be all like, oh you are the cutest pregnant lady ever and i just love that outfit. well that beautiful little girl is the best accessory you could ever have. i cant even see your face and i can tell you're glowing. im so so happy for you!

  12. That's great to hear everything is going so well for you! It really does go by fast though! I can't believe my little girl is going to be 2 months old in 2 weeks!! Makes me want to cry every time I think about it lol.

    Little Sugar Monster

  13. Can't wait to hear the birth story :) SOOO curious!
    And you guys are the cutest little family ever. What a perfect little addition

  14. Nynga: thanks! aren't they cute? they're actually socks that look like shoes haha ;o)

    Randalin: that must be it! i just always knew she'd come early.. :o)

    Dana: well i hope that it stays this way! who knows how long she'll be a good little sleeper.. fingers crossed for forever! ;o)

    Victoria: thank you doll!

    Adriana: thank you! yea seriously, i hope she continues to sleep this well!!!

    Jill: Awe thank you so much! i can't really say whether i'm glowing on the outside but i sure as hell am glowing on the inside! i LOOOOOVE our little birdie Ro so much!! it's overwhelming :o)

    Jazmyn: i've already cried about that 3 times! i can't believe it's almost been a week already! time sucks!

    Kaeli: thank you my little leo!! i still haven't had a chance to sit and type out the whole birth story but hopefully soon!

  15. That last picture brought tears to my eyes! What a perfect little baby for a perfect couple. Congrats!

  16. i'm a SAHM also and trust me, time flies!!
    enjoy every second. even the really hard ones.

    oh, we are having a little giveaway.


  17. yay! congrats! That DOES sound like a dream baby!