We’re so over the moon in love with our new baby girl, Gwen Emerson! She was born January 19th, 2018 at 5:32 am weighing 7lbs, 12 ounces after exactly 41 weeks. We still can’t believe she’s ours!
I’d never been more anxious or nervous to meet someone in my entire life as I was to meet her — Would we be selfless enough to give her the love and discipline she needs and deserves? Would we be strong enough to let our pride go when the moments arise that we don’t know the answer? What would she be like? Would we bond automatically? There were so many thoughts running through my mind, but in that moment, it felt like the world paused just for the three of us and flooded us with an overwhelming love.
We’ve officially been home for 8 days now and are learning the groove of our new little family. We spend half the time wondering what the heck we’re doing, and the other half constantly staring at her ohh’ing and ahh’ing. We’re definitely running on VERY little sleep and are currently camped out in our living room turned newborn HQ thanks to my postpartum recovery not sitting too well with our two flights of stairs in our townhome.
This cute striped number was out coming home outfit after spending an extra day in the hospital for photo-therapy to make sure baby girl’s jaundice went away. I was also induced on the 18th because of her being overdue and the OB’s concern with them estimating her being on the larger side, but looking back she already looks so small compared to being just over a week old now!
I wish time would just stand still for us. Admittedly I’ve randomly cried over the thought of her growing up to fast at least three times since being home. I’ve also officially had my first middle of the night cry over being SO tired breastfeeding her through another cluster feed. At the same time, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else!
She also LOVES her Daddy! This smile just makes me melt every single time. I can hardly stand. Instant iPhone homescreen material, haha!
Remember our recently really clean living room renovation? It’s now turned into a baby goods gallery, and we’ve been camping out together all week. I’ll be sharing move on her birth story and my postpartum recovery soon, but I’m definitely feeling on the up and up!
And lastly, her and Daddy comparing hands, as one does. You can follow along on Instagram for more snaps and shares of this cute face for now!
24 thoughts on “Little Sugar & Cloth: Introducing Gwen Emerson!”
What a beautiful baby :)
Congratulations, she’s gorgeous! She has your chin.
Congrats you two! Sending you all my best. Hope to see you soon! xoxox
welcome to the world Gwen!
She is absolutely precious! Congrats.
Love her to pieces! Such a cutie! You two are going to be amazing parents and I can’t wait to see all her adorable outfits!
Congratulations to you!! She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! You guys are such a sweet little family! Hope you can squeeze some rest in! That’s the hardest part with newborns.. getting up in the middle of the night many, many times and wondering if you will ever get s full nights rest again! All their cuteness makes up for all the sleep loss tho!
Beautiful life moments. This is really cute and I loved it.
A MILLION congratulations to you both! She is beautiful!!
Ahh! I’m due early May and am just eating up this post. Makes me so excited for our little guy to come. Can’t wait to read Gwen’s birth story and about your postpartum recovery. Congrats and thanks for sharing!!
Thanks for sharing “real” life after baby. I camped out in our living room for the first few weeks too. Our living room looked similar to yours! Good luck & take care! And congrats!
She is just so beautiful.
she is so freakin’ precious! enjoy every moment!
Congratulations! It’s life changing, but the life changing thing ever to happen. Enjoy every moment!
BEST life changing I meant to say* ;)
What an absolutely gorgeous baby girl! Congratulations to you both, these photos are so precious and you are doing so well! You go girl!
Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby girl!
Many congratulations. She is adorable.
From one Gwen to another…welcome to the world! And, thanks to your awesome parents for keeping our cool name en vogue. 😊
So happy for you three! She is happy and healthy and cute as can be. CONGRATS!
Friday’s child is loving and giving . . . .
Bravo & félicitations! Welcome to the world, Gwen.
That little smiling picture is keeping st the sweetest. Oh my goodness! Congrats again, you guys. She’s amazing!
Ahh . . . baby love . . . .the best!