Introducing Evangeline Grace

So, it’s been a little busy around here.  Evangeline Grace was born at 4:51 on Friday, February 11 and ever since both S. and I have had a pretty significant learning curve to adapt to.  It’s been the most lovely, exhausting, hilarious, interesting and challenging month of my life.

I’m sure over the days and months to come I’ll have much to share about her, and parenting, but today I consider it an accomplishment to simply update the blog.

Here are a few things we know so far, though: Evangeline was 22 inches long at birth – her pediatrician anticipates her growing to at least 5’10 or 5’11. She is a pretty good sleeper but resistant to naps during the day – and yet they are essential to keeping her happy. She sleeps in 2-3 hour stretches over night.  Half the time when she is fussy the situation is easily solved by putting her on her back so she can stretch out, which seems as comforting as being held, sometimes.   She loves to eat, and missing a feeding guarantees a meltdown so, we don’t miss feedings.  If she is full, she is content.  If I can predict anything from the first month of her life, it is that she will be of strong willed and talkative character as she grows. She isn’t a mellow baby like some I’ve met but nor is she impossibly fussy. Of course, we love her, so terribly much.

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19 Responses to Introducing Evangeline Grace

  1. shoreacres says:

    She’s beautiful! I’ve been thinking about you and wondering – so glad for the update.

    She surely does have a lot of beautiful hair. And that third photo? The one with the set little mouth and the appraising look? Add sixteen years and you’ve got pure fun waiting for you!

    Happy parenthood!

  2. Emily Barton says:

    Yea! So glad to hear about Evangeline and that all is well (if very busy — but that’s to be expected). She’s so, so cute! Anytime you want, I’ll come out there and babysit (I’m very good at that). BTW, how’s your eldest (a.k.a. the dog) adapting to this new addition to his world?

  3. Smithereens says:

    Welcome back! I’m so happy you could take the time to post some awesome pictures. I’m sure we all look forward to reading how you guys are doing!

  4. litlove says:

    Absolutely thrilled to see the photos and to hear how you are getting on – I’ve been thinking about you a lot. The first few months are crazy, but after the third month things do settle down. What a lot of hair she has! And indeed that final photo is a joy – what a cutie!

  5. Amy says:

    Omg, welcome to the world, baby girl! You guys are so lucky to have each other!

  6. Kristi says:

    She’s gorgeous! Enjoy your new mommy time! Congratulations!

  7. Amanda says:

    Congratulations and welcome to the world Miss Evangeline Grace! What a lovely name for a beautiful baby.

  8. Stefanie says:

    She’s beautiful! So glad to hear all is going so well.

  9. Charlotte says:

    Oh hooray! I’ve been dying to hear more about your little darling! She looks gorgeous, happy and healthy and I’m sure you’re having a glorious time together.

  10. Cam says:

    She’s beautiful. Love all the pics, but that 3rd one? I think Shoreacres is right — you will know that expression well over the next several years, but then she’ll give you the expression in photo #4, and your heart will melt all over again. Happy motherhood! (and happiness to the new dad too!)

  11. Zoesmom says:

    Congratulations! Evangeline is a fabulous name and she is truly gorgeous. ‘

    I know this is a tough and crazy and wonderful time. It seems to last forever, but it really goes by in a flash. I hope you’re feeling good. Thanks for posting the pics!

  12. Dorothy W. says:

    She’s adorable! Congratulations!! I’m glad everyone is doing well.

  13. Pete says:

    Congratulations again to you and S on your beautiful daughter! I’m very happy to hear that things are going so well and well done to you for updating the blog! Baby F was born on Feb 9 so our babies are two days apart in age. Love the photos. She looks like a real personality already.

  14. Lizzy says:

    How wonderful! I’m so happy for you.

    Welcome, Evangeline Grace!

  15. Courtney says:

    Shoreacres – thank you so very much! Yes, the set of her mouth when she is annoyed is really quite hilarious…my husband says she looks just like me!

    Emily – Skylar has adapted beautifully, actually! He has his jealous moments but for the most part he is very loving and protective of Evangeline.

    Smithereens – I am looking forward to blogging more and more about motherhood as I adjust to E and she adjusts to me…right now hard to find time to even read blogs!

    Litlove – thanks for the thoughts! We are doing well so far – E is a bit of a sleep terrorist – I thought babies were supposed to love sleep?? – but for the most part enjoying each other tremendously.

    Amy – thank you! Are you sticking around the burgh post-graduation??

  16. Courtney says:

    Kristi – thank you!!

    Amanda – thanks. We love her name, but that is to be expected, LOL.

    Stefanie – thank you!

    Charlotte – we are enjoying each other immensely, I have to say!

    Cam – yes, we laugh a lot at that picture – and we get that look quite often from her!

    Zoesmom – it already feels like it is going by much too quickly – she’s outgrown all of her newborn clothes already! How is that possible??

    Thanks Dorothy!

    Pete – we will have to share stories. Did you struggle with the six week growth spurt? We had a tough time around here – poor baby – but all is better entering week seven!

    Thanks Lizzy!

  17. Amanda says:

    So adorable! Congratulations!!

  18. musingsfromthesofa says:

    Congratulations! She’s so cute, and what a pretty name.

  19. Andi says:

    She’s gorgeous, Courtney, and I’m so despicably late to this post. I’m glad things are going well and you’re settling into the madness. Greyson just turned 1 last weekend, and he’s taken up much of my former bloggy time. 🙂

    I wish y’all nothing but the best.

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