A week ago today I was in the hospital, wondering when my sweet baby would be born exactly. At 5:36 pm Claire Elizabeth made her arrival into the world at 21 inches long and weighing 7 lb 15 oz. We have fallen in love with this sweet little bundle of girl.

Mama & Daddy love

You would fall in love with her too, if you got to hold these sweet little feet in the palm of your hand.

Baby feet

Baby face

Big brother is still adjusting to the fact that our whole world is flipped upside down.  He kisses Claire on the head occasionally and has counted all her fingers and toes.

Big brother kisses

She’s a precious little thing and so patient with her Mama who tries to do all kinds of silly things with her.

The hat we lovingly refer to as the "Fraggle Rock hat"

Sleeping with her head in her hands

In a suitcase


We are oohing and aahing over her little fat rolls (soon to become even more fat rolls!) and her luscious hair. I spend a lot of time brushing it!

Lots of hair

Hanging out in a pink cheesecloth hammock

Not surprisingly, Claire has her Daddy wrapped around her little finger. Who could blame him, really?

Daddy kisses

A huge thank you to my friend Jenn who came over to our house to take these lovely photos yesterday. Can you believe this was her first newborn photo session? She’s simply marvelous.