Reagan’s First Month

Happy one month, baby girl! I now understand why everyone says
it goes 
too fast. If the rest of your life is like this first month, we
better hold on tight and 
savor every second! The good news is, you’ve
only gotten more fun and darling by the day. 
We love you so much and
can’t wait to witness all the minutes, days, weeks, months, & years ahead.

IMG_4357-845x563 (1) …At one month…
Your nicknames are Rea (said like ray), Ducky (because I think
you look like a duckling
with your little golden hair sticking up)
and Dutchie (because we lived in Holland all of
the pregnancy).
Your cry is so cute, it’s like a little monkey cooing.
You shake your head back & forth when you want milk.
You love to stretch your arms out so so long.
You’ve started smiling on accident in your sleep.
You LOVE to cuddle in our bed and sleep the best there.
Your hands are always on or near your little face.
You’ve had your ankles crossed for most of this first
month, but you’ve just started to stretch out more!
Your neck + arms + legs seem so strong to us!
You love to be held or put in the solly wrap on our chests.
You’ve started staring at us with the best & sweetest eye contact.
You love holding our fingers with your hand and it’s hard to let go.
You blow the cutest bubbles on your lips in your sleep.
The changing pad is one of your favorite places to be!
You like the binkie if you’re not hungry. If you are, you swat it.
You get a little feisty in the evening time right around dinner :)
You have to be swaddled to sleep in the bassinet. If you’re
in our bed though, you can sleep no matter what!
You sleep for about 4 hour stretches at night.
Your dad loves to get up with you in the night
even though he can’t feed you. He’s smitten!
You are a fan of going in the stroller. No matter how
upset you are, we can pop you in the stroller and start
walking and you instantly relax + usually fall asleep!
Your dad loves to put white noise on for you to sleep.
You LOVE outings and behave the best when we’re out!
You seem so aware and like you’re taking in your surroundings.
You like staring at lights, shadows, and your shiny gold bulletin board.
You get hiccups daily and they are so squeaky like your dads.
Watching you wake up is the best two minutes ever.
You change every day and we love seeing you grow!

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetOne of our first little family outings when you were 8 days old! ^^
Processed with VSCO with f2 presetThis quilt helps you remember that you’re
a California girl who also loves Utah :)
IMG_8630We got newborn photos taken at 2 weeks and you were
pretty feisty … until you fell asleep right at the end!

IMG_7955You love to coordinate outfits :) Look at your giraffe theme:
a onesie & binkie from Kendall, socks from South Africa,
and the Sophie giraffe toy from Mimi! Good matching skills!Processed with VSCO with f2 presetLove your big yawns ^^ And I understand… we’re tired too! ;)IMG_8773Teaching you to stop and smell the roses on one of our walks together ^^
IMG_8831Hi, little couch potato ^^
Processed with VSCO with f2 presetWe love the cozy NorCal mornings and wearing comfy outfits during them ^^

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetOne of your favorite spots to relax ^^

You always chill here and stare at the shiny gold!
IMG_8828Lots to ponder when you turn one month old ^^
one month9You just got this soft pink bunny toy from Brynn when she came to town,
and you haven’t let go since. Your dad named it “Floppy” and it always
comforts you. It’s the cutest thing to see you holding it so tight!
You also love your darling bunny slippers from Linny. ^^
IMG_8972You and I have started going on more outings together
that visitors have left and we have more of a routine.
We went
on our first mother-daughter shopping trip for
some errands 
and you were such an angel! I had to snap
this picture while  putting you back in the car. ^^

mom & sibling visits2Your papa bear hasn’t met you yet, but he’s spent plenty of time
talking to you on FaceTime and seeing you over the Nest live cam
all the way from South Africa. He loves you and checks in daily!
IMG_9112Looking pretty cozy in the Dockatot with her mittens! ^^
IMG_8621Tiny peanut in a big chair ^^

one month2Hehe I love these two cute pictures because of your wide eyes…
cold after your first bath at home, and tiny in your giraffe outfit! ^^
summer life lately3Sorry we have to give you baths in the kitchen sink, it’s

the place where it fits the best! You are so cute during baths.
one month4

You have the best dad. He is in love with you and so involved with taking
care of you. He sits and stares at you forever, and even put the solly wrap on the
other night when you were fussy. It eventually worked, like you see on the left!
summer life latelyMore cute daddy-daughter moments… dad giving you your first
manicure (we had to cut your long fingernails!) and dad also
reading to you from Elle magazine while waiting at the doctor. Ha! 

one month5We try to keep you stylish even down to your diapers!
I’m already trying to get you to love France as much as I do
with these Eiffel Tower // macaron diapers. Too cute on you!
one month7^^ More cute outfits + strawberry diapers. Can I have your wardrobe? :)
one month11 summer life lately2^^ Cutest tiny toes…all bundled up on a cool summer night!
summer life lately9More time hanging with dad. He fell asleep with you right after his run! ^^
IMG_8636You don’t sleep in your nursery quite yet, but you like it for nursing,
changing, getting dressed, and talking to Papa Bear on the Nest cam ^^
IMG_7699And, crazy to think this was us just one month ago today … when
you were inside me! How much has changed since then (for the better!)

IMG_4340^^ Hahaha…can’t forget some outtakes from one month pictures ;)
IMG_4341I feel the same about you getting older! ^^ :)
…But we love seeing you grow into your own little person.
During your first month it felt like you were still halfway
in heaven, and have started to fully be your own little gal now.
We adore you Reagan Kate! Happy one month!


'Reagan’s First Month' has 9 comments

  1. August 18, 2016 @ 11:56 pm Alison

    Oh my goodness sweetest post! She’s a real life doll and your love for motherhood is so apparent. Isn’t it the best!


  2. August 19, 2016 @ 2:08 am Lauren Bee

    I love this! The bath picture is ridiculously cute – reminds me of a little koala :) What a special thing for her to read through when she’s older.

    Happy one month! (Even I feel like that went incredibly fast haha!)


    • emi

      August 19, 2016 @ 10:32 am emi

      haha a koala! totally!


  3. August 19, 2016 @ 4:54 am Courtney {Alkeks Abroad}

    I love all of this, and can’t relate to a lot of it! Those little slippers are so adorable, I want them in my size.


    • emi

      August 19, 2016 @ 10:31 am emi

      i love that you’re experiencing newborn life at the same time!!! :)


  4. August 19, 2016 @ 10:40 am Jordan

    Where do you get all the adorable bows? They’re so cute!


  5. August 19, 2016 @ 2:58 pm Ann

    Sweetness! I love her!


  6. August 19, 2016 @ 6:23 pm Bonnie

    All of the photos are darling and one of my absolute faves is the one of Reagan in her car seat after the mother-daughter outing. She’s already a serious shopper. Love ‘her taste’ in clothing, too. So precious.


  7. August 22, 2016 @ 7:42 pm Rachel

    SO precious! I can’t believe she’s already a month old, wow!


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