Monday, June 18, 2012

Emmalie Claire - first days home!

A picture update of how we're doing! Not many words to accompany this post, but little Emmalie is doing beautifully, I'm feeling more like myself everyday, the milk truck arrived last night (yay!), and I'm working on catching up on that elusive sleep!


  If you've given birth, you know what I mean on all points... I'm savoring our new little beauty, and am so thankful for the love and help of family and friends. My mom is here for two weeks staying with us, keeping us sane, and taking care of kiddos and meals for us. What a lifesaver.


  Jeremy had to go back to work today, due to some logistics within his office, but it's only four days, then he's back home with us for three. I'll post about Emmalie's birth soon hopefully, it was eventful for sure! And I'm soooo thankful that I'm not still pregnant with her today on her due date, with the labor and birth still looming. 

For now, here are some snapshots of her first couple days here with us.  We hope you enjoy them. 



Fresh baby!  Oh, the relief!



First bath with Daddy the pro... 

Ah... the peaceful moments after all is done and you can just relax and savor the time.

footprints, weight, and newborn check!


Enjoying his new girl.  Oh, we love you, Emmalie Claire!!!

The whole crew!


My mom.  I love this picture.

Jeremy's parents saying hello to their new grandbaby! 


My amazingly gifted midwives.
I cannot thank God enough for them - they are so wise, patient, and encouraging - I probably would have had a c-section, had I been at the hospital... but these ladies guided Emmalie and I safely on the other side of birth. 

First morning home hellos! 


Gabi kisses...

Biggest sister gazes...

 

Levi smooches....



She's just so, so precious.
I want to stare at her all day long.

God's gifts are good.  So good. 


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9 comments:

  1. Amanda, she really is precious. So glad to see all those pictures they are so adorable and I love them all. I am so happy she is here and you can enjoy her outside the belly ;) your family is just so full of love.

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  2. Love all the pictures! You look so great Amanda and Emmalie is so beautiful! She looks like a Bacon for sure!!! LOve you guys and would love to come visit once you are more settled! <3

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  3. Love all the pictures Amanda! You are looking so great and she is a beauty! Emmalie looks just like a Bacon and I can't wait to meet her! I would love to come visit once you are more settled!! Love you guys! <3

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  4. She is so pretty! Enjoy snuggling with her all day- which is what these pictures make me want to do! :) I am glad you are doing well, and I am sorry Jeremy has to go to work so soon, but you have a great attitude and out-look on it, and thankfully your mom is there!! :)

    Love you guys!

    Maria and Family

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  5. She is so pretty! Enjoy snuggling with her all day- which is what these pictures make me want to do! :) I am glad you are doing well, and I am sorry Jeremy has to go to work so soon, but you have a great attitude and out-look on it, and thankfully your mom is there!! :)

    Love you guys!

    Maria and Family

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  6. I'm so thankful for how God has blessed you all! Emmalie is beautiful and Amanda, you look amazing!!!! Definitely not like you just had a baby! I'm continuing to pray for you has you heal and adjust!!

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  7. Brought tears to my eyes. The amazing love that you feel when your new baby is placed in your arms then watching your other babes fall in love. So beautiful. Enjoy having your momma there with you.

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  8. Hi Amanda,
    What wonderful and beautiful pictures you got! I LOVE the one of you and all the kids meeting little Emmalie for the first time. They all look so thrilled! I love the one of Morgan with her newest little sister. I don't blame you for wanting to just sit and stare at her for hours. I always felt the same way when each of my nephews and my niece were all born and were little. Those times sure fly by fast as I'm finding out. Take advantage of your Mom being there to help out. Get as much rest and sleep as you can while she's with you. I only wish I could be there to help you out too. OH, and you look great too, and Emmalie is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    In Christ,
    Bethany

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  9. Hi Amanda,
    It's Bethany Davis again. Looking at these sweet adorable pics sure makes me miss that tiny newborn stage. I miss those times of holding my nephews and niece when they were that size and age. I sure wish I could keep them that small for longer. They sure don't stay little long enough. I also wish I could zap myself to Alaska to hold little Emmalie. Rest up, Mama Amanda.
    In Christ,
    Bethany

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