.3 Weeks Old.

How is my baby girl almost a month old already? 
Pregnancy weeks felt like years to pass by but now that Penny is here with us, the weeks feel like days.
If only it were the other way around..

Little Penny is three weeks old and has brought so much joy and life to Adam and I. These first few weeks have been difficult and required a lot of adjusting on mommy and daddy's part but they have been precious filled with sweet moments. 
Penny does not sleep a lot and keeps Adam and I up during the night but even in the exhausted stressful times we try to seek and find joy. 

Joy in her healthy, powerful lungs..in her puffy tired eyes..in her strong, firm grip..in her puckered little lips..

Joy when she rests her head on our chest..when we breathe in her baby smell..when her silky hair tickles our neck..when we get a peek of the most darling smiles..when our rocking and humming help close her heavy eyelids..when she is asleep in our arms..
The nights are long but I am thankful for them.

I am thankful for the extra time to pray and praise God for creating this perfect little life. Thankful for the extra time to observe, hold, kiss, soothe, nurse, and get to know my little girl more. 
I have shed tears myself and have spent quality snuggle time crying with my baby but she is worth it.
Penny made me a mother and I have never been happier. 


  1. Beautiful! That right there is the epitome of having a newborn! Lots of joy, tears, exhaustion, frustration, exasperation, and more joy. You guys are right on track! :) She is gorgeous and I love via the internet!:) Congratulations Katie-I can't wait to watch her grow! You guys are doing awesome!


  2. **love HER via the internet**

  3. Such a sweet post, Katie! We are so proud of you guys and equally excited for you as you watch your little one grow. Motherhood is the hardest thing you will ever do, but it is also the most rewarding. God has blessed our family with another beautiful girl and we cannot WAIT to meet her! See you soon! Love you!!!

  4. Awwww she is gorgeous! You are doing a great job mama. Those first few weeks are especially hard and exhausting, but you will get through it. I don't know if you are into natural medicine or not, but I would highly recommend getting her adjusted by a chiropractor. I have gotten all four of my kids adjusted very early and all four have been fairly easy babies that start sleeping for 5-6 hour stretches pretty early on. Best wishes to you, your little girl is absolutely adorable! <3 <3

  5. She is so beautiful! Congratulations!!

  6. Oh what sweet and wonderful news! She is just beautiful! I kind of lost track of several blogs after my husband passed away and am slowly reconnecting with them. I am Happy that I finally found you and Look, what time did!!! Congratulations!!!

  7. Congratulations- She is beautiful! Hope your nights are getting better. Those times are so hard..

  8. She is absolutely beautiful, congratulations!

    Katie, I am trying to find your email - a way to contact you - but it is nowhere on the site :( I featured your chrysanthemum mirror - stunning beauty! - in a freshly made youtube video on good feng shui home decor. Of course, the credit is given throughout the visual of your mirror, but I need to be sure you are Ok with that.

    Please let me know, thank you!


    Here is the video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vItEt7thJkU and here is my email: rodika(at)tchiconsulting.com

  9. Katie,

    I have so enjoyed holding Penny every chance that I can. It's so wonderful having a little niece who lives near me for a change. I really like the last sentence of your post and I agree with it. Despite how exhausted you and Adam undoubtedly are these days, you seem happier right now than I've ever seen you before. You seem so calm and collected dealing with Penny and you've looked very beautiful lately. I've noticed that the last few times our family has gotten together. I hope I get to see more of you three now that I've moved back in town and won't be involved in another show for a while.

    Lots of love,
    Your brother-in-law Alex

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