September 8, 2014

Due Date


September 8, 2014 was my original due date but as it turns out, Paisley had other plans!
'Tis true!
Our sweet Paisley Ann was born on Thursday, August 21 @ 12:22 pm! She came into this world weighing 6 pounds 2 ounces and 18 inches long and we have been completely and utterly smitten with her ever since! She's everything we could have imagined, and more! The doctor actually told us "She's perfect!" and, obviously, we agree! She's happy (when she has a full belly and clean diaper) and she's healthy and she's ever so patient with us as we try to figure out this whole "parenting" thing, which is all we can ask for!
All I can say is God is good. So so good! And we are so thankful for this little blessing to call our own!
While my days are filled with lots of snuggles, tons of nursing and a few naps in between and maybe a meal or two, we're slowly but surely trying to figure out what our new "normal" looks like with this sweet angel. Though things are definitely different around here, I wouldn't trade any of it for the world!
I hope to be back soon to write about her birth story (for my memory, mainly) and in case you're interested in reading about it! Overall, labor and delivery was absolutely wonderful thanks to my supportive family, husband and a team of nurses who made this needle-phobic, hormonal pregnant chick at ease as I birthed a real life human being. Sure-the contractions hurt like hell (and no I have NOT forgotten that pain!) and the first few days of breastfeeding made me feel more defeated than any championship softball game I've ever played in, but when I look down at my baby, our baby, our daughter, I can say with 1000% certainty it was all worth it! Every sleepless night, every tear of frustration, every blowout diaper...worth every. single. second.
From the bottom of our hearts, I want you to know Beau and I appreciate ALL of your comments and emails asking about me and our little girl and I want you to know not a single one has gone unnoticed! 
However, there's a new boss in the Howard household so we're spending majority of our time over the next several weeks soaking up these precious moments with our Paisley girl (& Oakley, too!). I hope you understand! 
Until next time...

30 comments:

  1. She is perfect!! Congratulations! I can't wait to see more pictures and read her birth story.

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  2. Make my heart melt!! Just love her newborn pictures, they are all so precious!! So, so happy for you & Beau (& Oakley)!! Can't wait to hear more but, completely understand the soaking up of this precious time!!

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  3. congratulations! she is so beautiful! i love following along with you IG updates!

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  4. Congratulations!!! She is such a little doll!!

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  5. I can't tell you how excited I was to see this blog post on my blog feed! I know, for sure, that Paisley is definitely Beau's and your number one priority, so it feels extra special to be able to get a glimpse into your new life as a family of three. Can't wait for you to share the details of Paisley's birth story. You truly couldn't have had a more darling baby girl!

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  6. She is perfect mamma... Love that photo!

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  7. She is so beautiful!! Congratulations to you both! Enjoy your special moments with your baby girl! xxx

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  8. You are one natural momma my friend - I am so proud of you both and already so in love with your little Paisley girl x

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  9. She is absolutly beautiful!! Congrats to you and your family, I can't wait to read more and see pictures!

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  10. Aww love the sweet picture! :) Congrats!

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  11. Congrats again on the new, and might I say completely adorable, addition to your family!

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  12. Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful!!!

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  13. She is absolutely beautiful!!!! Congratulations!!! Enjoy every single minute of this time because before you know it she will be 13 (like my oldest)!!! Love this post and can't wait for the next one but for now I'm content with the great Instagram pics!!! :)

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  14. Oh my gosh look at her!!! She IS perfect! I suspected the silence around here meant that Miss P made her debut! Congratulations, you've got to be over the moon. I can't wait to hear all about her birth story. How much to you *love* being a mama?!

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  15. I just love this! She is just beautiful and I'm so incredibly happy for you! :)

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  16. She's beautiful.
    Congrats from SoCal!

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  17. She is perfect!! Congratulations!

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  18. She is sooo beautiful! So happy for you guys! Enjoy the snuggles, and try to get some sleep :)

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  19. This makes me so happy! Can't wait for you to be back and share more about your perfect little lovie. xo.

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  20. EEE so happy to see you post today! I can't wait to read the birth story!

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  21. Congratulations! Paisley is beautiful!

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  22. Congratulations on your gorgeous, precious angel. So thankful to have read along your pregnancy journey and look forward to reading about your new world of motherhood! Prayers and blessings!

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  23. Congratulations Steph! She's precious! I'm so very happy for you guys! Welcome to this crazy world of mommyhood! :)

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  24. She is absolutely precious! So glad you are all doing well and adjusting. Take all the time you need--we all understand and will be here when you are ready to get back at blogging :)

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  25. She's adorable! I'm so happy that everything went well, I was slightly worried about you and Paisley. So I'm glad to hear everything went well. Good luck with momyhood!

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  26. Congratulations, Steph! She is beautiful and I love her name! Soak up every minute of it! :)

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