doings :: this past week {6-12 july}

Last week, the two week honeymoon following Elsa’s birth ended. It was time to start adjusting back to daily life, now with a new baby. We took it slow, keeping our days mostly unscheduled.

Here’s a peek at what we’ve been up to.

:: Registering Elsa’s birth with the village of Landstuhl (where she was born).
:: Filling out all the paperwork and gathering needed documents to apply for her SSN, Passport and Report of Birth Abroad. It is quite a process.
:: Sadly saying goodbye to Papa each morning as he returned to work.
:: Feeling grateful for successful pumping, bottle feeding and an awesome husband who gave me a few hours out with girlfriends at the Italian Nights fest in Kusel on Friday night.
:: Scheduling 6 week postpartum/well baby check-ups.
:: Celebrating reaching pre-pregnancy weight by packing up the maternity wardrobe that was generously lended to me (thanks Tiff!).
:: Planning a Jurassic World themed birthday party for our oldest who is turning 10(!!!) in a few weeks.
:: Loving this sweet song Ari made up and sings for Elsa (turn up the volume!) “Go to Sleep Little Elsa”

:: Counting down the last days of school.
:: Picking cherries from the trees in our garden.
:: Packing up newborn size clothes/cloth diapers that are already too small.
:: Watching this sweet little girl as she naps on the porch on a lazy Saturday afternoon.

:: Holding her close.
:: Kissing her soft cheeks.
:: Falling more and more in love with her.


Still in disbelief that she is really ours!



4 thoughts on “doings :: this past week {6-12 july}

  1. Congratulations to you all on your sweet new baby girl!!! After having three boys myself, I wasn’t convinced until the doctor said “it’s a girl!!” in the delivery room!! It’s a whole other world and she will be the Queen of this new world!! LOL!! Enjoy every single moment of her newness. Enjoy the way your boys interact with her and enjoy the way your husband dotes over her. I learned very quickly that I had become “the other woman” after Megan was born!! I’m so very happy for you all!!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy

  2. How am I supposed to function after hearing that sweet little voice and watching that sweet little girl? My heart has cracked in two! I love you and miss you so much, and am over the top happy for you!!!!

  3. Sounds like everyone is adjusting to being a family of 6! Elsa is a beautiful baby girl-we love getting the photos! Congratulations Mama on getting to your pre pregnancy weight already–good for you!! Love to all XOXO

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