One Month


On January 4th you turned a month old. An entire month has gone by already and I am sitting here scratching my head wondering how?! These last four weeks have been quite a whirlwind, but in the best way possible. I am trying to soak in every last moment I can and bank it in my memory because I know the years go by entirely too fast. I have had so many moms tell me that they can’t even remember their children being this little anymore and I don’t want to forget all the little moments with you!!! If there is anything I have learned over the years, it is that time is a thief!

You are the most incredible little girl in the entire world. Words can’t even begin to describe how I felt the moment I first saw you. My heart stopped beating for a moment and all the love I have pointed right at you. I was so overwhelmed with emotion and joy. It has been my honor to get to know you over the last few weeks here on the outside. There are so many things I want to remember, and here are just a few…

–Looking into your eyes during your feedings. The way you look at me like I’m your entire world fills my heart so full that I can barely stand it!

–The most dramatic of ways that you wake up from a nap. Watching you stretch and move your arms and yawn entirely too big for your little face. It is so adorable! I have literally watched you take 20 minutes to wake up.

–How I’m pretty sure you’ve been smiling since day one, and no it’s different than your gas smiles. You have the most beautiful smile that reaches into your eyes so quickly

–The way you wrap your tiny little hand around my finger and hold on tight. Oh, how I love how you squeeze my finger!!! You do this a lot during your feedings, and there have been a few nights that you have fallen asleep holding my finger as well. I never want you to stop that.

–How amazingly sweet your head smells. I want to bottle that scent because I know it wont last forever!!!

–How long your hair is in the back from the day you were born. It comes down past the neck line on most of your clothes in the cutest way.

–Speaking of your hair, you have the cutest bed head ever. EVER!

–How you go from sweet to hangry in about 20 seconds. Seriously, that hanger you have? It has to come from me.

–The way you light up in the mornings when I start singing Good Morning Beautiful to you. Every. Single. Morning.

–How you hated when Grandma started singing Row Your Boat to you. You loved every song she sang to you except that!

–How you get super excited every time I tell you that Aunt Tracy is on her way to see you. You sure do love her! And trust me, she loves you too and would be here every single day if she could.

–How you love to sleep on your daddy. It is so sweet!

–Your chubby little cheeks. Your long skinny legs. Your perfect little nose. Your tiny wiggly toes. Your adorable belly button!


Your first doctor appointment was on Thursday, December 8th.

Your first outing was with me and your daddy. We met your Memom and Granddaddy at Sam’s Club, then had lunch at Frontera’s and finished our trip at Bargain Hunt. You slept the entire time.

You lost your umbilical cord on Saturday, December 17th.

Your first girl’s day with me and your Grandma happened! We went shopping at Nordstrom Rack, had lunch at Purple Onion where I fed you while your Grandma ate and then she held you and let you look outside while I ate…and then we went to HomeGoods and picked out a lamp for your room. We finished our trip at Moda’s, but you were asleep for that. You were awake nearly the entire time we were in Nordstrom and you didn’t get fussy at all. You just took in your surroundings and enjoyed the time out.


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  • Reply Rebecca Jo January 9, 2017 at 10:41 am

    A month… time just flies. But she seems like she’s just always been there with you. 🙂

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says January 9, 2017 at 11:30 am

    I legit have no idea when my daughter’s umbilical cord fell off. The fact that you know the date for Zoe’s is pretty unbelievable.

    Erica went from sweet to hangry in about 9 seconds flat. She still does.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders January 9, 2017 at 11:32 am

    I’m right there with you wondering how in the world it’s already been a month since you had Zoe! She’s just so stinking adorable, and I love that she smiles all the time! And who wouldn’t get excited when they find out that their Aunt or Grandma is coming over!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine January 9, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Precious Zoe…mamas letter….tears! So sweet! And sounds like you’re gonna be a shopper, wide awake at Nordstrom….YES!!!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky January 9, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    I still go from sweet to hangry in 9 seconds so no change for me there LOL!

    she’s SO CUTE!! keep posting the pics of her; i love how sweet she looks.

  • Reply StephTheBookworm January 9, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    I can’t deal with the cuteness! And the hair! Ahhh! Baby fever over here now. Lol. I love that she had a girl’s day already.

  • Reply cara January 9, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Aw this is the sweetest post! She really is a doll, and it’s always a special time watching her grow in the first few months. 🙂

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston January 9, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    It’s going to be so sweet to look back on this over the years! Happy one month to little zoe! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista January 9, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    This is too sweet… and those cheeks LOVE! The way they look into our eyes during feedings and how they wake up from naps is the most precious thing ever. Enjoy every second with your angel <3
    Green Fashionista

  • Reply Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! January 9, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Happy one month Zoe! We’re all so happy to have you in the world!

  • Reply Audrey January 9, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Nadine! You are such a natural! Zoe is so lucky to call you mama! Congrats on all the trips out of the house- I know that can be tough and intimidating for new moms!
    Zoe is so cute. I love that you’ve noted so many important memories from this age that might otherwise be forgotten!

  • Reply Katie Elizabeth January 9, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Time goes SO fast! Can’t believe it’s already been a month. Love that she’s already got her first girls day in the books! 🙂

  • Reply kristen January 9, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    awww can’t believe she is a month already!! time is flying!

  • Reply Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie January 9, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    She is a doll!!!!!!

  • Reply emelia January 9, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    How is she one month old already?! Seems like last week she was born! She is SO cute and has the best expressions. This is the sweetest post, and I hope they keep coming- I love baby stuff haha!

  • Reply Lindsay January 9, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    This is so sweet! I cannot believe she’s a month old already – where has the time gone! I’m obsessed with her sweet little nose and all her hair. She is so beautiful, Nadine!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis January 9, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Aw Zoe sounds like such a doll and I can only imagine how a new kind of love has transpired as a new Mom! I agree time seems to fly with special occasions so take lots of photos/videos for keepsake! xo

  • Reply Laura January 10, 2017 at 11:06 am

    A MONTH? what? Where did the time go?!? I love how much you kept up with – I wish I would have done that with my little booger! Please keep posting all the pics of those cheeks and sweet smiles!

  • Reply Sierra January 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Happy one month, Zoe! How did that happen already?! These first few months (and all of them after too) are so sweet and special. She is lucky to have all these memories and feelings documented for her. She is so adorable! That little face gives me all the heart eyes 🙂 Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Carly January 10, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    ahh this is all so sweet! I can’t believe she’s already one month, this will be so awesome to look back on!

  • Reply Jenna January 10, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Simply precious!

  • Reply Katie January 11, 2017 at 10:25 am

    I can’t believe it’s been one month! So much changes that first month, for mom and baby both 🙂 What a sweetie!

  • Reply texerinsydney January 13, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Nadine, as you know, I’ve never had a baby. So, often, I’m not as connected to baby/mommy posts, but this one was just so genuinely lovely. You brought a tear to my eye. I’m sure you are a wonderful mother to that little girl of yours.

  • Reply Kaitlyn January 17, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    SO cute! I love that you’re documenting all these moments, big and small. I’ll be the same way, writing, taking pictures, recording videos. You can never have enough, lol.

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