happy one month, sweet girl!

It seems like just yesterday Ben and I were headed to the hospital so this cutie could make her way into the world. Somehow between all of the late night feedings and multiple diaper changes, and perfect snuggly moments and messy blowouts, a month seems to have slipped through our fingers. It's been incredibly fulfilling to take care of this sweet girl each day and to watch Ben take on the role of "Dad" as he interacts and bonds with her. He's the first one to get her out of bed in the morning and the last one to give her goodnight kisses, and it makes my heart oh so happy. What a joy it's been to have her around this past month and we can't wait for many more months and years to come!

Nicknames: Estee Babe, Estee B, Piglet, Little Miss Piggy, Sweet Pea

Clothing: She just grew out of her three newborn sleepers this week (I'm devastated!) and is wearing clothing in size 0-3 months. She's still wearing newborn sized diapers.

- staring at lights and fans
- staring at the picture of the temple in our living room (probably just the contrast of the black frame against the white wall ;)
- having her back rubbed or patted
- nursing
- driving in the car/the freeway
- baths
- being worn in the wrap
- her swing
- her Rock 'n Play if she's asleep
- lounging in the sun
- moving in general (car, stroller, swing, the wrap, being held while walking/bouncing)
- snuggling while being burped

- binkies
- the process of being swaddled
- her carseat
- sitting in her Rock n Play if she's awake
- cold bottles
- liquid vitamin D

we've turned into the papparazzi.

I should probably be embarrassed by how many photos I've taken of Estee Babe. . .

But then I think Nahhh- I'm her mom, which means it's my job to be an obsessive picture taker and I feel a little bit better about myself, ha ha. I promise that I'm trying to get this picture madness out of my system so I can stop throwing pictures of my baby at the world. :)

Here are some (ah, only some!) of the photos from her first 3 1/2 weeks of life:

splish splash.

Estee Babe was a little uncertain about this whole bath business at first, but quickly became a fan of the warm water and being "pampered." (What girl doesn't love to be pampered??)

She also loved it when grandma put her little bum in the water and let her kick around for a few minutes.

Aaaaand subsequently hated being cold while getting dried off.

(Anyone else love pictures of crying babies? I think they're my favorite! Also, baby towels are the cutest.)

hospital photos.

I totally get it now! I never understood how moms could run out of storage space on their phones, but when you think everything your kid does is adorable, it gets documented. ;) Ben and I definitely took way too many pictures during our 58 hours in the hospital, but looking back I'm glad we have them. (And I look through them all of the time. ;) They aren't fancy, but here are just a few of my favorites:

^^ When baby was about an hour old :) ^^
^^ Baby and her babushka ^^
^^ Watching the Superbowl with Dad // Waiting with Mom to go home ^^
^^ Lazy Sunday afternoon ^^
^^ Getting dressed to go home // Snuggles with Dad ^^

things I'm dreaming of {february}:

this skirt, which is way more flashy than 99% of my closet.
a treat with a purpose that wouldn't have to be shared. :)
having the energy to throw a taco party.
a bottle of this to add to baby's nightly routine.
this simple hair style.
a recipe perfect for the upcoming warmer months.
motivation to attempt this pattern for baby.
rice krispy treats with a twist.

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