9 days new

Nine days ago, this happened:

brand new baby

Eight days ago, she opened one eye to the world:

one day old

Seven days ago, one sister looked into the face of another, so alike in their newborn image it was as if she was looking back in time:


Six days ago, I read bedtime stories to my daughters. Plural. (No, of course I’m not co-sleeping my newborn with a preschooler, but she appeared to love On the Shores of Silver Lake):

5 days old

Five days ago, I didn’t take a single photograph. Let’s assume she was here, and she was cute, shall we?

Four days ago, a sleepy smile revealed two clear dimples and a hint of the grin that will be:

5 days old

Three days ago, she wore owl pajamas that I picked out on the day I found out she was going to be a girl:

6 days old

Two days ago, we bundled her up for her first visit to the pediatrician:

7 days old

Yesterday, we went for a walk:

8 days old in the moby wrap

Today she is nine days old. I think maybe being born doesn’t happen all at once, with a cry and a measurement of inches and pounds and ounces and a flurry of texts. I think maybe it happens over time, a slow awakening – for all of us – that she is here, at last.

alert newborn 9 days old

9 days old

I’m hoping to get back to blogging these next few weeks – I feel like it’s either now or I’m going to wake up six months from now wishing I’d documented this newborn phase a little more. So look for a little more frequency, a little less profundity, and a whole lotta pictures.

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12 Responses to 9 days new

  1. Kristen @ Motherese January 30, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    Oh, my ovaries! What a beautiful series of pictures. It is such a gift on this rainy, grouchy day to look at these photos and remember that all is, indeed, right with the world. Sending giant hugs to you and your gorgeous family. xo

    • Sarah January 30, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

      Thank you, friend! :) xo

  2. Kirsetin January 30, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    I love this post. It is, indeed, a slow awakening, and maybe lasts not only a few days or weeks, but much longer than we realize. Looking at these photos makes me feel like I was JUST there. Just holding, nursing, coping, loving. But my babies are so big…how did that happen already?! Many happy wishes for all of the Powers. xoxo

    • Sarah January 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

      Thanks, Kirsetin! I think it’s amazing how fast we forget the newborn stage – how fast it goes – and yet how at the same time it can feel like just yesterday. A total mind-warp, really.

  3. danielle January 30, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    what a lovely post. thank you for sharing her with us. xoxo

    • Sarah January 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

      thank YOU for reading and being here. :)

  4. Tragic Sandwich January 30, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    She’s beautiful, and so are these pictures. Congratulations!

    And I think we had a variation on that sleeper for the outfit Baguette wore home from the hospital: http://www.tragicsandwich.com/our-little-baguette/. Love those owls.

    • Sarah January 30, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

      Oh my gosh, that is the same sleeper! And we have the hat too but for some reason it is SO big (where the pjs actually are tiny and fit perfectly right now). I love the bright colors as a contrast to all the pastel pinks. Great taste you have! ;)

  5. Jessica @ The Desert Abode January 31, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    Congrats to you and your family! She is adorable (you’ll have to let me know her name). Wishing you much happiness during these precious first weeks. :)

    • Sarah January 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

      Thanks Jessica! Can’t wait to hear your news too – so soon!!

  6. Melissa January 31, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    Love love love this post! She is so beautiful and my absolute favorite picture is of A holding her so adoringly! It almost makes me want to have another! :) xoxo

  7. Renata February 11, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    Oh you are almost convincing me to try to convince my husband to have the 3rd. What an adorable little girl!!! Made me miss my girls’ first days..Love the owls sleepers too :)

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