Alice: Month One

warning: this is a lengthy post dedicated to all things baby, one particularly cute baby in fact. It's been such a whirlwind since Alice was born, I just need to get it all down before I forget....

This month has been a big one.  The first month of Alice's life, our first month as parents, our first month as a family.  It's kind of life changing, but in a really good way.

It's started off with a waiting game, 41 weeks into my pregnancy I was starting to wonder if this girl would ever make an appearance into this world.  I seriously had to ask, "I can't be pregnant forever, right? RIGHT??" It certainly felt that way at times.  On November 9, Alice finally decided to make her debut into the world and she was most definitely worth the wait.  She made 16 hours of labour (back labour no less, I don't wish that on ANYONE) worth every single emotional and painful second.  I know they say you forget the pain, well after a month it's still fresh but I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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It's been amazing and exhausting month full of cuddles, poops, friends, family and love. Oh, and touch of sleep, we could use a little more of that ;) Thank you to all our family and friends who have been there to support and shower this baby with love. We love you.

I'll be taking a photo of Alice once a month on Alice's blanket given to her by her great Grandma. Here she is looking all grown up at one month.

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Month one and currently loving...

- watching her slowly "de-squish". You know how newborns have the kinda puffy, I-just-came-from-the-womb look, everyday her pretty little eyes would emerge more and more, show pretty little eyelashes and become more and more alert.

- smiling. I don't think I've ever smiled so much in my life. The littlest things she does makes me smile.  Just looking at her makes me smile. My favourite is watching Mike hold her and the smile and love written all over his face - melts. my. heart.

- Alice's smiles. She just started smiling and I love that toothless little grin.

- her grunts, stretches and cute little noises combined with her hilarious waking up and pooping faces. This girl is funny without even trying.

- learning that everything takes longer with a baby.

- the way her head nuzzles into my chest.

- seeing how much happiness Alice brings not only to me but to the people I love the most. She is lucky to have such amazing friends and family in her life. You are very loved, little girl, very, very loved.

Happy one month birthday, Alice.

28 comments:

  1. Happy one month Alice! So glad to hear it's all going well. I can't wait to do it all over again soon too!

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  2. This is such a beautiful post. The happiness from it (and all of you!) just radiates out. Thanks for making me smile!

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  3. I don't think this is a lengthy post at all! It's a beautiful one, though. I adore that blanket...and the sweet baby on it is making it look even more beautiful. She really is precious. So sweet to hear all the things you are cherishing. I wish I had been as smart to keep track of these things back then.

    I look forward to Alice's updates! :)

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  4. oh happy one month to your little babe! my little baby is 3.5 years old...time flies...

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  5. a month already... wow. can't wait to see you both again soon!

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  6. I love this post!! These pictures and your words show so much love and happiness! I can not wait to get out there and see you, Michael and Alice! Wish I was coming for Christmas! Love to you all! xoxoxo
    PS I remember how good Michael always was with Avery and I knew that he would be a fantastic father and I can see the extreme love you in his eyes.

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  7. Congratulations on one month of momma hood!!
    I too had 24 hours of back labour with my son who will be two next month. Don't worry, the pain totally fades from memory. I'm actualy itching for another one and the labour scares me much less now than it did before - even though I know just how bad (and long) it can be. Does that even make sense? Looking forward to more Alice updates!!!

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  8. Ah, what a fantastic month. She could not be cuter! Nothing like a little newborn to squeeze! I also adore that pretty blanket:)

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  9. ah, so cute! Love the idea of a picture a month too - what a great way to track her growth and changes.

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  10. Melissa @ Living BeautifullyDecember 14, 2011 at 9:04 PM

    awww you made me tear up :) Im so happy for you! Thank you so much for sharing that with us, esp the photos :) You look SO happy :) Happy 1 month Alice!! :)

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  11. Ohhhh happy one month Alice! God she is gorgeous! It only gets better my dear - they only get better (if you can believe it!) Alice's blanket is gorgeous and I am soooo excited to watch her grow!

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  12. She is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this with us. Enjoy her, since time flies. My little one will be turning two next month and I cannot believe it. So glad I found your blog. Love the blanket.

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  13. How precious
    Happy 1 Month to Alice :)

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  14. Such an adorably sweet post to little Alice. It's such a journey being a mom. Wonderful, exciting, exhausting, frustrating, and all worth it. She is such a cutie.

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  15. Whoa, Christine! She is perfect. Just perfect.

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  16. She is so precious! I love these updates. Congrats on one month already, it must be flying by...

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  17. Sydney loves hanging out with her bestie cousin!

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  18. Happy Birthday Alice! Too cute - they grow up so fast!

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  19. Happy 1 month Miss Alice! Love the photo collage! Alice your a lucky little lady to have such wonderful parents!

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  20. Beautiful post Christine! Happy 1 Month to Alice, to you and Mike as parentes, and to you as a family! This is such an exciting time for all of you! The blanket is gorgeous. And Alice, beautiful! Can't wait to see Month 2's photo!

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  21. It's been over a month already!! Wow, time flies. It sounds like you guys are utterly in love with little miss Alice :) So happy to hear it. Have a wonderful holiday! xo

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  22. oo i love your black and white photos of delivery day. i think that takes the pressure off of not having makeup- off coloring in my face etc. These are the silly things I worry about for our spud's delivery. Because i don't want to be self conscious but i want lots of pictures. tricky. but yours are beautiful!! and with your nursery inspiration we painted ours grey too. LOVE your turquoise, greens, and grey... thanks!!

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  23. What a lovely post! Alice is just so beautiful and i'm so glad you are enjoying her. Just stopping by to wish you a very merry Christmas a happy peaceful New Year!
    Rachie xo

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  24. I found your blog through 6th Street Design School. Love your style, and love this post about your new baby! I have a three week old (also went 41 weeks and had a long labor) and I am right there with you on your observations/lessons learned! Enjoy mommyhood!

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  25. The miracle of babies! She sure is cute.......congratulations !

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