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9 Short Weeks

This week we were fully on our own as a family of three humans. Oscar had an interview for a pet sitter and we interviewed a nanny candidate. Oscar will need a place to stay when we go to a wedding in a few weeks and E will need someone to stay with her 15-20 hrs a week once I go back to work. 

The first day E was 9 weeks old we went to visit my work, meandered through Target and Babies R Us. She slept the entire way to my work and for awhile once there. Eventually she woke up and mingled but it was short lived. Knowing my girls sensitivity to becoming overstimulated with new people, we left before she got too upset. 

At Babies R Us we obtained a new bouncy seat to try to combat the evening fussies. She seems to like it! Target brought just the usual odds and ends. 

C and I agreed to watch his coworkers dog while they were out of town for a family emergency. He picked her up on his way home from work! Life with a little girl and two “puppies” was quite an interesting time…

The following days were relatively mellow. Not much happened but E being cute! This week she did start to move her hands and arms more purposefully…most noticeably rubbing her eyes! She also took a liking to a new pacifier which is HUGE around here, especially if she takes one from me!


hanging out with the girl in the mirror!


Not the biggest fan of tummy time!

Saturday E and C had a daddy/daughter morning while I took some time alone time with myself, my planner and a Starbucks chai. 

For a solo date, these two are the best company I could ask for!

Sunday brought a VERY big day in our household.

somehow 2 months have past

The last day of week 9 was a doosie…let’s not rehash it. You can find those adventures here

Week 10 will be my last week home 7 days a week with her before I return to work! I’ll be going into the office 3 days a week and working from home 2. 

More E: The Life and Times of EMF 

You Belong To Me

Two months ago, we had a baby girl.

 The nurses told us she was a beautiful baby and honestly, not all babies are cute so we really got a good one! She’s seriously only gotten more beautiful…and fun.

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Eight weeks this tiny human has lived with us.

I can’t believe we’ve been so lucky! She’s such a great person and is teaching us a ton so far. Read More →

Seven Down

Week seven began with a 12 hour E and Mama day. C had a work function that kept him until 8pm! We definitely had our struggles…mainly on my end. She was pretty happy!

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It’s Been Six Weeks

Six weeks since E arrived and we started a whole new adventure. I’d thought pregnancy was hard but I had no idea what was to come! I’d also heard rumors about 6 weeks being a really rough patch. All this past week I tried to figure out if it was week 6 of life (which we just completed) or the week after (the week we are currently experiencing). Well, week 6 of life was a doosie…

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Five Whole Weeks

Her fifth week of life is over. In this time she celebrated one full month with us. She truly blossomed…and probably grew a ton this week. I’m afraid if we blink she’ll be in college.

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One Month

E is already one month old!

She’s changed so much over the past month…we’ve all changed so much!


  • Diaper changing station
  • Sleeping on her tummy on someone
  • Being walked around
  • Bath time
  • Ceiling fans


  • Wet or dirty diapers
  • Sleeping during the day
  • Car rides

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Four Weeks as Three

It’s been four weeks since E arrived. Four weeks of chaos, love, sleeplessness and the discovery of who we all are as a family. It’s been so exciting to see how much she’s changed in these past four weeks but also so sad that she’s already growing up so much!


It’s been four weeks since we had to start putting someone else’s “schedule” ahead of our own. It’s never taken us so long to get ready to leave the house as it has these past four weeks and the car rides have never been so loud (E isn’t the biggest fan of her car seat!).

I’ve never been more tired in my entire life. My mom said if I survived college I can survive this. I have never been the type of student who would stay up all night or late to finish something, I’d wake up early. I’ve never been one to nap either so this adjustment is rocking my world. Lately, E and I have been taking a nap together on the couch in the mornings.


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Three Weeks Young

This week E met her maternal grandma for the first time!

We spent the week relaxing as a family. The bonus to having my mom here is she’s done almost all the non baby care related things needed around the house (cooking, cleaning, laundry, feeding us!) so I’ve been able to completely spoil baby girl.


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The First Two Weeks

We’ve been a family of three humans for a few¬†weeks now. Its been crazy, exhausting and terribly rewarding!

The First 48 Hours

E came to us bright-eyed and calm as a cucumber. From the minute she could open her eyes she was a keen observer of what was going on around her. She was like that for the whole first day.

My brother came to meet her while we were still in Labor and Delivery and she was still alert. He accompanied us to our room in the Family Birth Center and stayed with us for an hour or two there. While we were visiting, she dozed off.

Shortly after waking that afternoon, she got her first bath from Nurse Maggie. Her long brown hair was washed and she smelled even more like heaven on earth! I knew she’d come out with hair but didn’t know she’d have quite so much!

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