the first smile

 A lot of things happened this week, but for me, this week will go down as the week my baby smiled for the first time. (And I miraculously got it on camera.)

I mean.. isn’t she just precious?

Swoon…

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the first week

I can’t believe we have been in our house 2 weeks and already so much has happened.  My head is overwhelmed and my heart is literally oozing over (in the form of teary hormonal late nights and big milky boobs).

I am going to break down the posts because there is so much I have to say about it all.  New house! New baby! Labor! Getting settled! Jaundice! Doctors vs. Midwives! Oh my! But until I can get my head to wrap around all that’s happened enough to put into words, I am going to give you a sneak peek at the first week in our new house, and quite possibly the best week of my entire life.

We ended the week spending the day snuggled in bed as a family of 5.

Now that baby of mine is hungry (as always) and my life as a mom of 3 with no help officially starts today (pray for me!), so I must be off, but I’ll be back with details soon. :)

xoxo

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Welcome to the world, Grae!

Well if you haven’t heard already, we welcomed our newest little lady into the world last Wednesday.  She is as perfect as I’ve ever seen and we are all completely head-over-heels for her.

Grae Golden Miller
6 lbs 6 oz 19 1/2 inches long
born March 26th at 4:58 am

We’ve had a whirlwind of a week with recovering from our exciting night of welcoming her, jaundice, milk coming in and all the other good stuff a newborn brings.  Grae and I had a wonderful birth and as soon as I can wrap my head around what I’ve just done, I am so excited to share more about it.

We have been overwhelmed with all the love and well wishes we’ve received since she was born.  We are so grateful for a community that shows our family such love.

I am on my way to snuggle back up in bed with my precious new baby, but I’ll be back to posting soon.

Love to each of and every one of you!

xoxo

the Millers

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due dates and my happy place

We did it!!!!

We not only closed on our first home, we moved right on into that home over the weekend and we beat mother nature because I’m still pregnant.  Happy Due Date to me, by the way.  This is the second due date I’ve seen come and go while still pregnant and I’ve got to say, the 2nd time is much more charming than the first… much to thank the new house for keeping my mind occupied.  As a matter of fact, I have dubbed this pregnancy as my most miserable first half and my most enjoyable last half.  I am still very much enjoying every last minute of this pregnancy.  Aside from rolling over in bed at night, I have no complaints.

Y’all, honestly I am just so dang happy.  My heart feels just as full as my belly at this point.  It’s still surreal to be a homeowner – to have our VERY OWN PLACE – and to be at the very end of this pregnancy is just the icing on the cake.  I’m so glad it worked out this way and that we’ll be able to welcome our baby home to this very house.  With every box we unpack, every sprinkler head fixed, every giggle and feet running down my hallway, I have to catch my breath at this magnificent life I’m living.

Yesterday I got the nursery painted (with help!) and got the crib set up (again) and I’m feeling just a smidge more ready to have this baby.  If I could get my bedroom painted today we would really be in good shape!

I have a lot more to post about the house and the journey to get us here but today I’m feeling a little antsy and can’t quite sit still for too long (without getting a swift kick to the ribs) so I’ll sign out today with hopeful news of the baby soon and definite news and pictures of the new house (which is going to be quite a work in progress).  Make sure you’re following me on instagram if anything exciting happens before my next post here. :)

Thank you for all the love shown to my sweet family during this time.  This experience wouldn’t have been quite as sweet without all your well wishes and nice comments!

xoxoxo

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