Zoe Jane

She’s here!!! If you stalked my social media, you would see that Zoe Jane made her arrival at 10:20 am on December 4th! She is 7 lbs, 20 inches and perfect. I fully intend on getting my birth story up sooner than later so I don’t forget all the details. Spoiler alert, we had to leave for the hospital during the 4th quarter of the SEC Championship.

To solve the mystery song on my life playlist- Zoe Jane by Staind. Grab a tissue, you are going to need it.

So how her name came about? I had about 5 or 6 first names that I really liked. We knew that the middle name would be Jane, it is a family name for of Chris’s family. So many names sound great with Jane so that was the easy part. We kept going over my list and Chris would always say, well I like that name…but I really love Zoe. I was chatting with my ahole bros group one day about names and ran Zoe Jane across them and Kristen said “Oh, like the song?!?!”  I was like “ummm what song.” Kristen said “Zoe Jane by Staind.”

For some reason I thought that Chris didn’t like Staind. I thought he told me they sounded whiny in their music or something so I thought playing the song for him might sway him to one of my names. WRONG!!! The instant the beat dropped and those first words came across, Chris’s smile grew three sizes like the Grinches heart. And then the chorus came about and I am pretty sure I saw tears in his eyes. Chris never cries. And so it was, I couldn’t say no. Obviously if it was a girl, her name had to be Zoe Jane. Chris literally said, “I really wanted a boy, but now that we have picked out Zoe Jane I will be really excited if it is a girl.” We never did settle on a boy name, clearly we knew it was a girl all along.

Give me a few days to learn how to do anything else other than hold a baby, feed the baby, do laundry and change diapers. Like seriously, when does anyone get anything else done? And someone please tell me when you actually get sleep?!?!  I forgot to eat two meals my first day home. I have never forgotten a meal in my life.

I appreciate all the love from you all in comments on Instagram and the texts checking in on me. In the mean time, let me dump some photos on you! That is why you are really here anyways, right?


Of course my daughter already has her side eye down, just look at this…




Car ride home…


We are practicing for the playoffs, this is her “Touchdown Alabama!!!!!” pose…





You guys, this little girl is already so sweet and incredible. She has my whole heart and I never knew a love like I have for her. I literally spend half my days just staring in to these beautiful blue eyes of hers and wondering how in the heck I am so blessed to be her mommy.




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  • Reply Rebecca Jo December 9, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Hang in there momma… sleep will come again 🙂
    You know its serious work when you forget to eat!!!
    I love her name. We named our dog Zoe because it means LIFE … & we found her saving her life… PLUS, we found her the night coming home from a ZoeGirl Concert 😉
    Congrats again on your precious princess!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston December 9, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Congratulations again sweet friend!! I’m in love with her name – enjoy every single minute!! xo, Biana

  • Reply Laura December 9, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Congrats!!! Love her name, also the side eye pictures is so funny!

  • Reply Heather December 9, 2016 at 11:37 am

    She is seriously SO SO SO cute!! I love her name and the song behind it too!!! Getting teary eyed listening to it. Congratulations mama! I hope things are going ok – don’t worry, you’ll get some sleep someday (just maybe not too soon! hehe jk :)) all the best to you and your adorable little family!!!

  • Reply Mattie @ Northwest Native December 9, 2016 at 11:50 am

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhh she is so sweet and beautiful and perfect!!!!! And that side eye though… 😉 Congratulations!!!!

  • Reply Laura December 9, 2016 at 11:53 am

    I already love that little girl — I CAN’T WAIT to get my hands on those cheeks!!!!! Sleep will come again — at least you haven’t forgotten to brush your teeth yet — or have you?!? 🙂 Love you and Zoe girl!

  • Reply alyssa December 9, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Congratulations, Nadine. She is absolutely beautiful! And that name is perfect; unique and feminine. I love it all. Hope the whole family is doing well!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph December 9, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    She’s adorable! Congratulations! Love her name.

  • Reply Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! December 9, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Congratulations!!!!! She’s absolutely gorgeous.

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says December 9, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    SHE IS SO TINY!!!! I forget how tiny they can be as newborns, especially since mine was a giant from the beginning (8lbs, 6oz. 21 inches. 10 days early).

    So many congratulations!!!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky December 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    CONGRATS AGAIN!!!!!!! isn’t it amazing how IN LOVE you can feel with a tiny person you just met? it’s a love like no other. she’s so cute. i love how they look like little old people lol

  • Reply Tracy December 9, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    She is so beautiful, Nadine. I was so in love with her name the moment I read it but I wasn’t prepared for that sweet back story about how you came up with it! Congratulations to you and Chris – I’m sure you are over the moon!

  • Reply chelsea jacobs December 9, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    CRYING at her name and that song! S0 beautiful. I’m am so happy for your sweet little family!

  • Reply Jackie December 9, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    My heart is BURSTING with joy for you! Congrats!!!!!

  • Reply Bri @ North Star Girl Lone Star World December 9, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Congrats!! I thought of that song right away when I saw the title. Staind used to be my favorite band & I love that song. She is so precious.

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  • Reply Darby Hawley December 9, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Well I totally missed this!!! Congratulations! She is so perfect! I cannot wait to hear all about her special birthday!

  • Reply texerinsydney December 9, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Congratulations, Nadine! She is so precious. I love the name, the song, and the story behind it. She is destined to be a little rocker 😉

  • Reply Jenna December 9, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Oh, congrats! I’m so very happy for the three of you! She’s precious!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm December 9, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    So happy for you! Congrats again.

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis December 10, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Welcome to the worl Zoe Jane! She’s gorgeous and a December baby like me! Congrats on becoming a Mom and I hope you enjoy your new journey into parenthood!

  • Reply Katie Elizabeth December 10, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! She is so perfect!! Congratulations!! And just plan on getting NOTHING done for the next few weeks, don’t even bother stressing yourself out over it lol. Within a little bit, she’ll be on a better schedule and you’ll have more time for all of those fun chores! 😉

  • Reply Em December 10, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Little baby Zoe is so precious and I’m so happy for your happy family. That girl’s side-eye game is STRONG. She’s going to rule the world, just you wait. 🙂

  • Reply kristen December 11, 2016 at 8:28 am

    congrats again lovely!! that song is so beautiful, as is your perfect little girl! thank you for the photo dump, i was gonna bug you for more haha. she is so sweet!!

  • Reply Carly December 11, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Sooo happy for you guys– she is so so precious and I love how you came up with her name, what a great story for her to tell one day 🙂

  • Reply Amy December 11, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Love the name and I love that song! You made me cry, again! Don’t worry, one day you will get things done again but for now you are doing life’s most important and memorable work. That is enough. Soak up every minute of it!

  • Reply cara December 11, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Oh my word! I love the name choice and she is too precious for words! So happy for you all and hopefully you’ll get into a good routine soon! (aka be able to get some sleep again! lol)

  • Reply Allison Arnone December 11, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Congratulations! She is precious – enjoy this time and hope you’re feeling good!

  • Reply Jenn @ Optimization Actually December 12, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you guys. She’s adorable (of course). 😀

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine December 12, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Oh Nadine, she is absolutely beautiful! And she was born on my son Brody’s birthday! Super super cool. I cannot wait to tell him that he has a sweet baby girly Zoe to share a birthday with! I am over the moon happy for you sweet pea! You are going to be the greatest mommy in the world!

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  • Reply Lauren December 12, 2016 at 9:40 am

    The song story is so cool! Glad it’s a song you guys both like but not one that’s super well known (like Roxanne or something she would get sung to her all the time). Congrats! Hope you can get some rest soon!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista December 12, 2016 at 11:51 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! She’s perfect, and lol at her side eye already being nailed down! The first few days/weeks at home are rough with a capital woof, but I promise they will get better before you know it. The whole “sleep when the baby sleeps” thing was totally bogus for me. I couldn’t always fall asleep when she was asleep or it was time to actually get things done. Now that she’s sleeping much better at night, and has consistent naps during the day I feel like a whole new person. Sending lots of lots of *hugs* and good sleeping vibes your way sweet friend <3

  • Reply Jess December 12, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Congrats!!!! We are 10 weeks out and I am still jealous of my pre-baby sleep haha. It gets way better though. Although I still don’t get anything done. I love the name and she is absolutely precious!!!

  • Reply emelia December 12, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Oh my goodness she is so sweet. What a beautiful story about little Zoe and her sweet name, I absolutely love it! She is too precious and how sweeter CHristmas will be this year. Congratulations girlfriend!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders December 12, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    I’m seriously so excited for y’all Nadine! Zoe is absolutely adorable, and I love the story behind her name! And obviously she wanted to watch Alabama roll right over Florida in the SEC Championship! I hope that you’re doing well and adjusting to life with baby Zoe Jane!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family December 12, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Oh my goodness, I’ve never heard that song before, but I LOVE it! What a precious song and a beautiful name for your little girl! Congratulations on her arrival! I look forward to hearing all about her birth! 🙂

  • Reply Audrey December 13, 2016 at 9:33 am

    So perfect, Nadine! Congrats again!! Zoe Jane is a such a great name for her!!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer December 13, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Love her! She is so beautiful! She has so much hair, too! I have never heard that song but going to listen to it now. I love both names… my niece’s middle name is Jane so it especially has a place in my heart! Hope you’re recovering well! Can’t wait to read her birth story!

  • Reply Erin LFF December 13, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    She’s just perfect, friend!!! I love her name and her sweet face. Enjoy all the snuggles and embrace the craziness. It goes SO fast and I already miss those newborn days. Congrats again!!!!

  • Reply Amanda December 19, 2016 at 9:39 am

    I’m so belated on blogs right now (seriously!) but congratulations! I guess by now she’s 2 weeks old already! Wonderful news for a healthy baby girl and mama 🙂

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