Jul 21, 2013

Ryan: Week 1

I'm behind in posting, but my guess is that as a new Mom, that's totally acceptable.  In fact, it's probably expected.  If there is anything I've learned in the first few weeks of Mamahood, it's that EVERYTHING takes longer than it used to and I am on no one's schedule other than hers.  It is an adjustment that's for sure, but we are starting to get used to this new life.
1 week old

First shopping trip. Target of course!  With Grammy Fairman.
For every hour upon hour that I've lost of sleep, for every time I've been spit up on, every diaper blow out (even the one that hit the wall...I'm not joking here), and for every moment that I haven't had to myself, those frustrating moments all fade away when those blue/gray eyes stare up into mine, that little mouth smiles her milk drunk smiles, and when that tiny body fits ever so perfectly into my arms.
First sponge bath at home.

She is absolutely beautiful. I can't thank God enough for blessing Josh and I with the most precious gift any person could ever ask for, a child.

First walk around the park.
Ryan is such a good baby.  She sleeps well and is generally pretty content while she is awake.  We really have no complaints about this baby girl.

As if we could ever really complain about this precious face.  We are both falling more and more in love every day. 


  1. She is so beautiful, Stephanie! You look amazing!

    I'm so happy for you!

  2. She is so precious! There really isn't anything better than raising a baby! The fun is just beginning :)