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The Life of a 1-Week-Old

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.
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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?)
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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.)
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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.
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After all that, she usually needs a little break…….and passes out for a while.
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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.
Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. 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!


  2. BarkerFamily says:

    Gorgeous Baby Girl!

  3. Fernanda says:

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

  4. Andrea Lee U.R. says:


  5. Tricia says:

    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!

  6. kantuta says:

    Ella es ENCANTADORA, mil felicidades

  7. 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!

  8. katklaw777 says:

    Very sweet!

  9. Catherine and Derrick says:

    She is beautiful

  10. Geezees Custom Canvas Art says:

    She is so precious!

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  12. 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

  13. CraftyGal says:

    What a cutie! Congratulations!!!

  14. Kristen Duke Photography says:

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

  15. Rachel says:

    What a pretty baby!

  16. Lisa H says:

    She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!!

  17. Spence Ohana says:

    Precious photos of your newest addition.

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