newborn favorites

(sneak peek from our newborn session by blink photography)

I've only been a mom for a short time, but I'm already experiencing the cliche "don't blink/they grow up so fast" mom mindset.
So, being the list maker I am, I've made a list of newborn-ism I just don't want to forget.

1. They don't know what to do with their hands. Hilarious.

2. That magical moment when they can finally see past their nose. Oh, hi!

3. Hiccups and farts have never sounded so cute.

4. The fact that they're fully human, just super/mini/fun-sized.

5. So squishy.

6. Oh, the stretches! Emmerson makes the funniest stretching faces (complete with duck lips.)

7. At random times, she'll all of a sudden get startled. Arms and legs fly up and such a concerned look appears on her face. Adorable.

8. The tree frog position they sleep in, nestled on your chest.

9. Little pterodactyl noises.

10. Gummy smiles. Whether they're from gas or the heart, they melt me.

Oh, it's a bittersweet feeling.
I can't wait for the day/night routine to get established but I sure don't want to leave this newborn stage.


welcome, emmerson marie!

On Thursday of last week, I woke up to contractions.
24 hours later we were off to the hospital.
10 hours later, surrounded by my husband, mom, and a team of the best nurses
(with one extra special nurse,)
we welcomed the most precious little girl into the world.

Emmerson Marie Crews
January 9, 2015
6lbs 12oz
20in long

With one look through our tear-filled eyes, 
our hearts started beating in a whole new way.

Little girl, we have prayed and waited for you for so long.

You are so worth it.


christmas, nye, and baby things.

This is from last year's new year getaway. Still my favorite trip with Husband!

The holiday season has come and gone.
Still no Emmerson.
I did, however, manage to get the flu and bronchitis.
(Nothing says Christmas like a hospital stay!)
I was even nice enough to share some viruses with my house guests.
Just call me Oprah.
(You get the flu! You get the flu! You get the flu!)
Merry Christmas, y'all!

Somewhere in my sicky haze:
 I turned 26,
I got a record player, 
my brother got engaged, 
and one of my closest friends (and preggo partner) had her baby!
(Early! She broke the pact...)

So much happened and I hate that I missed most of it due to being sick.
Thank goodness for technology and camera phones.
My parents deserve a huge shout out.
Not only did they stay and take care of me for 2 weeks,
(getting Mom sick herself!)
But they cooked all the meals, cleaned all the dishes, and helped take down the Christmas decor.
Life. Savers.

The best of news is that little Emmerson is doing just fine.
Thankfully my sickness didn't phase her in the least.
(Although I wouldn't have minded if it sped things up a little!)
We've had two more appointments since my last post.
The biggest update is that c-section isn't looking so vital.
She's measuring to be average size and things are progressing naturally!
Woo Hoo!
We got to see her super squishy chubby cheeks yesterday and I cannot wait to kiss them!
They moved my due date back to normal, January 14, 
with the promise of not letting her go past then!
So, here we are...
11 days (at the most) from meeting our little girl!
Bags are packed, parents are on speed dial, and I've never been more ready for anything in my life!
(And also more not ready for anything in my life...)

Hope you all had a wonderful (and less sickly) Christmas and New Year's!

P.S. I will be staying home and "churching" it up via web stream. 
With the flu and other nasty things going around, it's better if I stay home and healthy! 
I will miss your beautiful faces, though!