The Life of a 1-Week-Old

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Life is busy for our little 1-week-old.  She has a lot to accomplish each day.
Such as staring out the window at the early morning sun.  There’s a lot for those adjusting eyes to figure out.
And resting her sweet little head, while digesting her breakfast.  That belly is always hard at work.
(Nothing’s cuter than a little milky drool, right?)
And throwing out a grin or two.  Gas related?  Probably.
But she tends to turn up the corners of that mouth when I tickle her chubby cheeks.
(11 pound babies come out knowing how to smile, I guess.)
She also tries so hard to figure out who’s talking to her and what we may be telling her.  And possibly wonders why we’re constantly gushing over her and smothering her poor squishy cheeks with kisses.
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It’s also a lot of work to fill that diaper.  But with a little concentration, she’s mastering that task quite well.
After all that, she usually needs a little break…….and passes out for a while.
After a long nap, she repeats the above tasks several times throughout the day………and then we start again the next day.
Yep, she stays pretty busy.
It’s hard work being a newborn.
And we love that she’s getting the hang of it here in our home.

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114 Responses to “The Life of a 1-Week-Old”
  1. 1
    Dalling Family says:

    She is a doll! Happy for you!

  2. 2
    Shirley says:

    Oh my gosh she is adorable!!! Nice job Mommy :)

  3. 3
    Trina says:

    Congratulations! She is soo cute! It makes me baby hungry!!

  4. 4
    J A C Q U E L I N E says:

    She is adorable! I hope you are getting plenty of rest.

  5. 5
    Margo says:

    She is just adorable!

  6. 6
    Alison H says:

    Oh she is so beautiful…and those cheeks!!

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    Amy says:

    oh man you're making my uterus ache!!! She is precious!

  8. 8
    Karen G. says:

    Just Precious!

  9. 9
    Debby says:

    congratulations!!
    What a little blessing :) she is so beautiful

  10. 10
    Cassie says:

    She is gorgeous! What great pictures and congratulations :D

  11. 11
    Tammy says:

    SO beautiful. :0) I can see you're enjoying every minute.

  12. 12
    Kristen says:

    The way you gush over her is so cute that you made me tear up! She was pretty close to getting me to cry just by herself. She's gorgeous!

  13. 13
    Ilenia says:

    COMPLIMENTI!!!!!CIAO!

  14. 14
    Jessica says:

    She is so adorable! Love the pictures!! We see a lot of the same faces from our 3 weeks old son. Those faces are so priceless! Congrats to you and the family again :)

  15. 15
    MommyMeagan says:

    so sweet. i miss those early days. Enjoy your little treasure!

  16. 16
    Our Little Bubble says:

    she's adorable, congrats!!

  17. 17
    Jesseca says:

    She is SO cute! I'm happy for you guys!

  18. 18
    Limara Lis says:

    Parabéns, muita saúde, amor e prosperidade!

    Lindo baby! Que Deus o abençoe, sempre!

    Abraços e sucesso, sempre!

  19. 19
    Kristen says:

    she is absolutely adorable!

  20. 20
    Amy says:

    She is so so cute, I miss having a little one, my youngest is about to turn 1 :(

  21. 21
    Emily says:

    She's so pretty!!!!

  22. 22
    BECKY says:

    she's beautiful!

  23. 23
    ☼Carolina Artesanías☼ says:

    your baby is soo cute!!
    congratulations!!
    from Chile
    c@

  24. 24
    Sarah Brown Design Yarn says:

    Very Very Sweet! My second was 10lb 6oz and it was like bringing home a 2 month old. He smiled a few days after he was home. Now with my third born at a whopping 7lb 7oz it is quite a difference.

  25. 25
    Melissa says:

    I love those sweet cheeks!!! There is nothing better than kissing such soft squishy cheeks! My little guy has a pretty good set himself :)

  26. 26
    Betsi* says:

    Oh, she is so sweet! She looks like her brother, doesn't she? Enjoy!

  27. 27
    Resweater says:

    She is so beautiful! :)

  28. 28
    Susan says:

    Just blogging around this morning and foudn your blog. What a beautiful baby. Thank you for letting me visit, all the blogs are so different and unique, it's interesting to see what everyone is up to.
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  29. 29
    Mrs. M says:

    Adorable!

  30. 30
    Clodagh a.k.a. Isra says:

    so sweet, thanks for sharing

  31. 31
    Wren says:

    See how she has her little eyes squinched up? That's a sign of pure happiness–not gas!

    She's a beautiful little girl. Congratulations!

  32. 32
    The Brownings says:

    She is just precious! Once again, I really wanna squish those cheeks!

  33. 33
    Michelle says:

    She is PRECIOUS!! Congrats :)

  34. 34
    The Girl Creative says:

    Sooo adorable!!! What a perfect baby. :)

  35. 35
    kpmattingly says:

    So cute!!!! Congrats!

  36. 36
    Lili living... says:

    What a gorgeous baby!

  37. 37
    Colette says:

    She's so cute! Glad your enjoying every minute of it.

  38. 38
    Kathryn says:

    She is absolutely beautiful and adorable! Seeing her makes me think about having another baby, but I already have four kids that I can barely handle! I have big babies too (9-11 lbs), it is the best, I wouldn't want it any other way! Congrats on your beautiful family!

  39. 39
    Inle says:

    My first smiled right from the get go too! He was only 7 lbs 8 oz. I'd tickle his little foot and he would smile. Newborns are so sweet! Thanks for sharing yours with us!

  40. 40
    Jessica says:

    She is beautiful! Congratulations!

  41. 41
    Shore Girl says:

    Awww — she's adorable!!

  42. 42
    Shanna says:

    She is PRECIOUS!!! Thank you for sharing pictures of her for us!! Congrats again to your family!

  43. 43
    Diana Joy says:

    Wonderful pictures and love your comments. She is beautiful. Congrats to you.

  44. 44
    Simply Sara says:

    She is adorable!!

  45. 45
    Its Sew For You says:

    LOVE! She is so adorable!

    Mine is 4 months old and I already miss that newborn stage…although I'm liking the sleep :)

  46. 46
    So artes says:

    She is so cute :)
    May god bless you!

  47. 47
    Andrea says:

    She is beautiful. I can't believe she weighed 11 pounds. You are awesome. Baby number 3 was magic for me. I hope you find her to be the same way. There is something about the third child that really makes you feel like a mother.

  48. 48
    Aubrey says:

    Oh she is SO beautiful! Those pictures are darling!!!

  49. 49
    Brooke says:

    That sounds all too familiar with our 3 week old…. really difficult and i am not sure how they handle it :)

  50. 50
    Laura McGee says:

    she is so cute!!!
    i wanted to link you to my blog. i followed your directions on the carseat cover and it was perfect!!
    http://lauramcgee.blogspot.com/2011/03/recovered-carseat.html
    thank you!! :) we love it! it was easier than it looked too!!

  51. 51
    - Sarah :-) says:

    What a sweetie!! I dont' blame you for gobbling up those cheeks. Adorable!!

  52. 52
    Jeanette says:

    oh my just the cutest thing ever! I am amazed that you are finding time to blog with such a little one!

  53. 53
    Sarah Lenhart says:

    Congratulations! She's adorable!

  54. 54
    Laura says:

    she is so precious! :)

  55. 55
    Jo says:

    Adorable post!

  56. 56
    Rashfa says:

    cutest baby ever! made me smile :) all your kids are cute. :)

  57. 57
    Malori says:

    She is absolutely beautiful! I love that grinning picture! So sweet

  58. 58
    asnipofgoodness says:

    She is the cutest little thing, love that nose!

  59. 59
    Jasmine says:

    Great post! I love all the pictures and your descriptions of them. She is absolutely adorable!

  60. 60
    Donna Hollingsworth says:

    What a precious little blessing!!! God is soo good!!

  61. 61
    The Old Block House says:

    She is so sweet! I'm so lucky that my brother finally gave me a niece.

  62. 62
    Laura Dewey says:

    Adorable!

  63. 63
    toots2u says:

    so precious!! i love those baby "O" faces!

  64. 64
    MojoMama says:

    She is GORGEOUS! I have to admit, the smile and the sleeping baby both made me audibly giggle.

    I just gotta remind myself that we don't need any more…

    but oooooh she's so cute!!!

    And oooooh I want a girl!!

  65. 65
    Kat says:

    She's a total doll baby!!! Congratulations!!

  66. 66
    Angie says:

    What a sweet blessing! She is amazing. As are your two other lil beauties! Enjoy this time, momma!! I hope you are getting plenty of rest! :)

  67. 67
    Kimberly says:

    She is so sweet and perfect and squishy and lovable! Oh, I miss those days. I really wish you lived next door so I could borrow her for a little bit and then send her home later. :)

  68. 68
    Mollyandollie says:

    soooo sweet! And those poor little cheeks would be poorer without all those kisses! Do you find yourself just gazing at her for an hour and then going "Wait, an hour went by?"

  69. 69
    Nutty Mom says:

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  70. 70
    Dylana Suarez says:

    Super cute baby!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

  71. 71
    Hanah says:

    Typical babies! :)

  72. 72
    Polly @ Helping Little Hands says:

    She's beautiful!! Congratulations!

  73. 73
    Carleen says:

    She's so beautiful.

  74. 74
    Leanne says:

    ha haha I love the poo face!

  75. 75
    GaMtnScrap says:

    She's so adorable! And so alert to only be 1 week old. She has such pretty eyes….

  76. 76
    The Super Seven says:

    What a doll……I just backtracked and saw that she was a whopping 11 lbs……I have 5 babies…..they ranged from 9'1-11'4….. they induced me with my last 10 days early and he was 9'4….. pretty sure if we had waited he would have gotten the weight record……. my biggest were the easiest deliveries too!!!

    Congrats!!! Enjoy her…she will grow fast!!!

  77. 77
    Katie O. says:

    She's SOOOO precious!!! Makes me almost want to have another. . . . for a second!!! :o

  78. 78
    omahadoulamom says:

    She is absolutely beautiful! I LOVE the pictures. What a little sweetheart! It makes my uterus cry out for another one! Maybe someday! :) Congratulations again on your new addition. She is lovely!

  79. 79
    Si says:

    Oh my goodness. That picture where she looks like she is cooing. LOVE THAT. Congratulations! Absolutely beautiful.

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    demandablog says:

    How precious. I miss my newborns. They grow too fast!

  81. 81
    Tyler, Alexis, Karielle and Jillian says:

    She's so cute!! I love her chunky cheeks and intelligent gaze. I can tell she'll be a handful. Congratulations again!!

  82. 82
    Genevieve says:

    oh she is just precious! so adorable. love her cheeks :)

  83. 83
    Michelle says:

    Praise God! She is beautiful! Fun post. Congrats.

  84. 84
    Melody says:

    congratulations – she's so expressive! Darling new baby!

  85. 85
    Angela Hansen says:

    She is precious, beautiful pictures.

  86. 86
    Bethany says:

    What a precious little munchkin! Those pictures are soo sweet, and her expressions are priceless! What an alert little darling!

    I can't wait til mine arrives :-)
    September, here we come!

    ♥ Bethany

    http://www.happyhomemaker.me
    http://www.letterstoourlittleone.blogspot.com

  87. 87
    Amy says:

    So beautiful. congratulations.

  88. 88
    K2 says:

    Oh, she is so cute! Congratulations to you!

  89. 89
    Joana Aparecida says:

    Oh she is very very beautiful….adorable!!!!!!!!!!
    many many kisses for her

  90. 90
    Anne says:

    Precious, beautiful angel! Loved seeing those photos — treasures forevermore.

  91. 91
    Jennifer says:

    Oh, my goodness, 11 POUNDS!!!! You go girl! By the way she's to cute.

  92. 92
    Anonymous says:

    What a beauty she is!

  93. 93
    Rachael says:

    AAAWWWWWW! I knew there would be sweet baby pictures soon! She is so precious. Congratulations! I hope she is letting you sleep some!

  94. 94
    Anna says:

    11 lbs….. all eleven of them are adorable!

  95. 95
    elise says:

    It's so nice to see such beauty,and innocence it's like magic to the soul. It's a Jesus thing. God Bless.

    She is beautiful, so very precious.

  96. 96
    John and Clara Balsmeier says:

    It's not often I hear of a baby bigger than mine!! Good work! She is adorable.

  97. 97
    Spence Ohana says:

    Precious photos of your newest addition.

  98. 98
    Lisa H says:

    She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!!

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    Rachel says:

    What a pretty baby!

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    Kristen Duke Photography says:

    oh my goodness, she is a cuite! love her little laugh.

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    CraftyGal says:

    What a cutie! Congratulations!!!

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    Nicky says:

    Have only just comae across your blog today – so congratulations. I am in awe -as I too had an 11 pound baby -my first born boy. 3 days overdue – no labour after a serious hard core induction – so c-section. I am impressed you got her out as I appreciate how large she is too other babies. My son shared the nursery with a set of twins that combined weight wasnt 11 pounds so he looked huge (fortunately for me my babies got smaller after that

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    Geezees Custom Canvas Art says:

    She is so precious!

  105. 105
    Catherine and Derrick says:

    She is beautiful

  106. 106
    katklaw777 says:

    Very sweet!

  107. 107
    Neil and Kimberly says:

    We are so excited for you guys! She is just precious! We will have to make a trip to come hold her!

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    kantuta says:

    Ella es ENCANTADORA, mil felicidades

  109. 109
    Tricia says:

    Congrats!
    YAY for big babies!!!
    My oldest was 12lbs 4oz—23.5 in long (@ 3.5 weeks EARLY!)
    and my baby was 11lbs 12oz—23.5 in long!

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    Andrea Lee U.R. says:

    Hilarious!

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    Fernanda says:

    It's so, so cute.
    It reminds me of when my daughters were born, I just felt like giving them kisses.

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    BarkerFamily says:

    Gorgeous Baby Girl!

  113. 113
    Remodelaholic says:

    Oh I love these pics! What a sweet little baby! (I just had our second on the 13th of February! it is fun and hard to have a brand new baby in the house)

    I had to comment though, did you say she was eleven lbs! Way to go mom! That is hard work!… I was eleven lbs, and I feel bad for my mother!

    Congratulations!

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