Monday, November 25, 2013

Natalie Claire


Natalie Claire 
Born Friday, November 22, 2013
4:26pm
7 pounds, 7 ounces
19.5 inches

So much to share!! So much to say...mainly about how she not only surprised the heck out of me by arriving 5 days early but also by being a girl!!! 

So many pictures!!

But right now...sleep :)

53 comments:

  1. How exciting!!!!!!! She is beautiful :) congrats momma!

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    1. Thank you!! I can't wait to share what my first two weeks of mommyhood have been like for me. I should be back into the swing of things this week...and I can't wait to hear how you are doing!! You're getting so close!

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  2. I am so happy for you and your family! She is beautiful and I love her name! So surprised that she's a girl, too, haha! Can't wait to hear more but understand it may be a bit :)

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    1. Thank you so much Jessica!! I am so so so surprised she's a girl...but I"m LOVING it...so many adorable things to dress her in ;) I will be back in full swing of the blogging world this week...I have so much to share and to catch up on!

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  3. So many congratulations!! I love her name and she's a beautiful girl!

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    1. Thank you so much Rebekah! I am finally starting to catch back up on life and will be back into the swing of blogging (and catching up on blogs this week!!) Hope you are doing so well, what an exciting time for us!

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  4. ahhhh congrats! she is here! I loved watching the process and cant wait to read all about her! Wow a girl.. i think most of your readers were really thinking it would be a boy!! ahhh what a wonderful surprise and her name is just perfect! enjoy the first days.. you may be tired but they really grow up fast!

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    1. Thanks so much Eliz! I think evvveryone was thinking boy - she was SUCH a surprise!! Thanks for the kind words on her name - so excited to join the ranks of great moms like you, I will undoubtedly be coming to you and your blog for some advice in the future! Can't wait to catch up on your blog this week, now that I'm somewhat back into the swing of things!

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  5. OH MY GOD!!! CONGRATULATIONS! She's precious!

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    1. Thank you thank you!!!!! She is such a good baby, I am so lucky so far :) I can't wait to share what the first two weeks of motherhood has been like for me - I should be back into the swing of things this week...and I can't wait to catch up on your pregnancy!

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  6. So so excited for you...I was SO wrong about the gender...I'm happy I was!

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    1. LOL I was soooo wrong, too! so much for that motherly instinct right? But I"m pretty happy with result as well, so many adorable things to dress her in! Can't wait to catch up on life and blogs this week! I should be back into the swing of things by Monday!

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  7. OH MY!!!!! She is a beauty!!!!! I can't believe its a girl!!! I was betting t was a boy too. I'm so happy for your beautiful little family!!! YAY!!!

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    1. Thank you!!!!!! I can't believe it's a girl too...she totallllly surprised me. I can't wait to hear how things are going for you, I plan to be back to the blogging world this week...ahh sooo much to do and share!

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  8. Congrats Laura and Chris! Natalie is beautiful

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    1. Thank you so much Erin!! Can't wait for your little one's arrival so soon! I have so much to share about my first two weeks of being a mommy...it's really awesome, i'm so excited for you!! I can't wait to catch up on the blogging world this week now that I'm back into the swing of things :)

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  10. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! CONGRATULATIONS! I can't wait to hear ALL about her! :)

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    1. Thank you!!!!!! I can't wait to share what the first two weeks have been like for me - I hope to be back in the blogging world this week...both blogging and finally catching up on everyone else's blogs! So happy to join the ranks of mommyhood, and to have you to go to for advice!

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  11. Congratulations!!! I definitely thought you were having a boy too but I'm always wrong, even about my own kid. I'm glad she came early and you didn't have to suffer through being overdue and an induction. Hope you are recovering well. She's beautiful!

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    1. I'm so happy with how everything went as well - though I still had a fullll list of "things to do" in the 5 days I thought I had left before her arrival...I'm happy that she came when she did and that we had her for thanksgiving! Thank you! Can't wait to catch up on blogs this week!

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  12. sooo excited for you!!! She is beautiful. Congrats!!!

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    1. Thanks Kara! so excited for you and your little one's arrival in a few months!!!

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  13. Awe yay!!! Congrats!! Can't wait to hear all about her!!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I can't wait to share what life has been like since her arrival - I should be back into the blogging swing of things this week and then I can finally catch up on you and your precious little one as well!! I feel like I've been living in a cave for the past two weeks!

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  14. Congrats to you all! The family picture is so cute. Actually, every picture is so cute. She really is a beautiful baby and Natalie has always been one of my favorite names.

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    1. Thanks so much Nicole!! I'm in love with her and with her name...so so happy! I can't wait to catch up on everything when I'm back into the blogging swing of things this week!

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  15. Congrats she is just precious! What a great Thanksgiving present.

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    1. Thanks! agreed..I'm so happy she was here for Thanksgiving!

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  16. I'm so thrilled for you, Laura! She is beautiful, and I love the name you guys chose. How exciting it must have been to find out you had a girl after thinking you were having a boy! That family picture is super cute. Hugs! <3

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    1. Thank you so much Heather! Life has definitely been turned upside down for me...but all in a good way. I plan to be back into the blogging swing of things this week..I have so much to catch up on! It def. was a HUGE surprise finding out she was a girl and actually a pretty funny story as well - the doctor actually told us it was a boy at first by accident!!! It was a crazy roller-coaster, that's for sure!

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  17. Congratulations!! She is gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Karen! I can't wait to share what life has been like for the past two weeks (crazy, exciting, exhausting..etc. etc) I have much to share and much to catch up on...I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and things are going well!

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  18. I love her name! She's absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing the pics! xoxo

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    1. Thank you thank you!!! I misssss you, when is Aunt Kate coming to meet Natalie?!

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  19. YAY!!! Congratulations, mama! SHE is beautiful!!! Can't wait to hear more! Hope you are all doing well and resting up as much as you can! xo

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    1. Thank you thank you! So excited to join you in the ranks of motherhood and being a mommy to a little girl :) There is so much to catch up on with you, I plan to catch up on all my fav. blogs this week and be back into full swing of blogging!! Natalie had a great night's sleep last night (which means I did too) and I have my energy back!

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  20. Congrats mommy and daddy. she is beautiful. Hope you are both doing well. I love her name :)

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    1. Thank you thank you! and congrats to you! Our babies are practically twins!! I can't wait to read up on everything and hear how you're doing!

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  21. She is adorable. Congratulations!!!

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  22. Ooooh a PINK one! Congratulations and welcome to the world of motherhood. It's pretty awesome here. But tiring, yes.

    Welcome to the world baby Natalie!

    (Ps. Don't even think about replying to this comment. Snuggle her instead ;) )

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    1. I def. took your words to heart and have been essentially living under a rock for the past two weeks!! I feel the need to somewhat emerge this week...haha. Life has been great and exhilarating since Natalie's arrival. I have so much to share with everyone (and so much to catch up on!) I hope everything is going well with you and your adorable little one!

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  23. Aaaaaaggggghhhhhhh! Congratulations Laura and Chris! She is so adorable! And I love her name! Welcome to the world little one and to the 7lbs, 7 oz club!!! I can't wait to hear more about her! But yes, get some sleep and get lots of snuggles from that adorable little girl! Congrats again! I am so happy for you guys!

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    1. Thank you so much Megan!!! I've been living under a rock for two weeks as I get into the swing of this whole "mommyhood" thing..but I plan to be back in action this week, both blogging and catching up on all my favorite blogs! I've def. been snuggling with my little one as much and as often as I can...it's the best :) Hope you are doing well and had a great Thanksgiving!

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  24. Congrats Laura! She is beautiful and I LOVE her name! So pretty!

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    1. Thank you so much Carol!!! She has brought us so much joy and happiness!

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  25. Yay! I was team girl from the start ;) She is beautiful! Love the name as well, though I am biased, lol

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  26. Yay baby Natalie! (great name choice btw, lol) She is precious! Congrats!!!

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    1. Thanks Natalie! Haha...I thought you would approve of the name. I really do love the name so much, it's always been one of my favorites. I can't wait to share what life has been like for me these last two weeks..I should be back into the blogging swing of things this week!

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  27. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!! How exciting a baby girl. I can't wait to read how your adjusting to life as a mommy. Hope you are getting some sleep :)

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  28. I've been following your blog for weeks, as we were pregnant together. She is gorgeous! My third child arrived November 19, 2013. You can read about it on our blog if you'd like at www.horseopeaceranch.com.

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