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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Maggie's first month

I can't believe the first month with Maggie has come and gone. We love this little girl so much and are relishing even the smallest changes. She's such a mellow baby (so far) and we feel so blessed to be her parents.

A few things you may not be able to tell from photos: she has a healthy appetite, she still sleeps most of the day and she doesn't let much bother her (the dog barking or any other loud noises). She's started to coo and grunt. When her eyes are open (and thankfully that's happening more and more), she stares at certain things in her nursery or around her.

Not surprisingly, the month was filled with firsts: her first outing to this place or that, my first time going out on our own (just the two of us), as well as my first time going somewhere without her (I did manage to go out to Target once or twice on my own which felt so weird).

I'm learning it takes me much longer to get out the door and I've certainly underestimated myself a few times, being late for an appointment and church. I'm still learning just how long it takes to get myself ready, while making sure our girl is also taken care of.

My favorite time of the day with Maggie is when she's awake in the morning and we usually have some tummy time in her room. I have been reading her The Jesus Storybook Bible. I'm sure I enjoy it more than she does.

Her dad loves to hold her and let her lay on his chest. She is quite snuggly and falls asleep easily nestled on us. We also love her sweet baby scent when she's cuddled close.  

We have a few nicknames for our little girl:
Little bird, Magpie, Maggs and Maggerino (in addition to sweetie, sweet girl, and baby girl)

One thing I want to remember from the first month is that even though all new things (which is pretty much everything) feel overwhelming the first time around. Like the first time I went to the grocery store, I felt so anxious before we went. I totally over thought how I could make it work, but I finally just told myself the worst that would happen is that she screams and cries and we'd leave without groceries. Instead, she just fell asleep in the Baby Born and it turned out to be much easier than I expected. Phew!


  1. She's so adorable! Going to Target for the first time was so weird for me too. I wanted to say to everyone--hey, guess what, I'm a mom :) Enjoy those snuggles--those rarely happen anymore around here and I definitely miss them!

  2. what a precious little cutie! Isn't it crazy how long it takes to get out the door?!

  3. Hands down our FAVORITE book to read together---and we've read it over and over. Makes me smile to know that you are reading the same book to her, over a thousand miles away. Her Uncle Bradlee asks for it ALL the time! :)

  4. this is SO sweet, beth! maggie is just the most beautiful thing.

  5. What a cutie pie, and I can't believe it has been a whole month!! Wow!

  6. happy one month maggie! I am so glad you are such a great little babe for your new parents. I bet you just know how wonderful they are. :) Keep eating and sleeping little lady!

  7. She is so Beautiful. The first month is magical. I love that you shared her nicknames. It will be a good reminder to you when she is older what you called her in those first few days. Enjoy your little princess.


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