Say Hello to Vera

Pregnancy was an adventure, an emotional roller coaster with lots of cravings for chocolate milkshakes. For almost 10 months, my body slowly started to change and grow. By 6 months I finally had a cute belly bump and the last trimester felt so short, within one day I went from a prego chick into a new mama. No one tells you how weird recovery is, or how awkward breast feeding can be…OR how everyone in your delivery room will see you naked!!

Labor didn’t take long, in under an hour I had my very own squishy purple baby plopped onto my chest. I was so lucky my delivery nurse and husband were so supportive and coached me the whole way. Thanks to epidural I didn’t feel anything during the labor. The aftermath, the recovery was another story. Wowza!!! I won’t go into details but this whole new life event has made me appreciate my mom more.

We named her Vera, my maiden name. Dad only had 3 daughters and no sons to continue our last name. Our family name always meant alot to me, since I got married and changed to my husband’s name I did feel a little identity crisis, this really seemed perfect to name her Vera.

Here is my last prego picture at 40 weeks. My mom made Vera a baby wreath with her nursery theme: Totoro!

last prego pic My mom made this baby wreath for Vera.

I’m learning how to take care of this little strange human. My husband is back at work and my mom should be coming back this weekend, leaving me alone with the baby during the day. She sleeps for only a few hours at a time and then wakes up for food. She sleeps more during the day – she is a little vampire and is more active at night. My poor husband is lacking sleep! But she is funny, she giggles alot and gives this cute gummy smile when she is boobie milk drunk.

I love her gummy smile sleeping pose

She is changing and growing so fast! Almost at 3 weeks old and I notice new things about her daily!! I finally got a chance to update on here…she is now crying. Time for a diaper change!


  1. Cat Said:

    on June 9, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Aww, she is adorable and beautiful 🙂 I’m so glad that both you and her are fine and healthy and that the labor went well. Congratulations!!!


  2. Emily Said:

    on June 9, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    She is perfect and she is lucky to have you as a momma!


  3. Kimmy Said:

    on June 9, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I cannot believe how much she has changed. It’s insane. I love her more and more every day and I can’t wait to see how she grows. Love that she smiles so much. ????


  4. fai Said:

    on June 15, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    congratulations! what a beautiful baby Vera is! i hope both of you are doing fine ^^ look at that angelic smile~~!


  5. Carrie Said:

    on June 18, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Congrats!!! Adorable baby!

    Chocolate milkshakes sounds so delicious!


  6. Susanne Said:

    on June 22, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    She’s gorgeous! I LOVE that smiley picture to the bottom left!


  7. Joy Said:

    on June 23, 2016 at 6:13 am

    I swoon overtime you or your sisters post a video or picture of her. She is so gosh darn adorable and I’m really glad that you both are happy and healthy <3!


  8. Angelica Steele Said:

    on June 23, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Congratulations! Packing up your new baby is going to be crazy for awhile. The older they get, and the more used to their needs you become, you will be able to lighten the load. I used to take 10 diapers for an hour trip. Ha. Now I take one or two. I like to think it’s part of the learning curve.


  9. Ongaku Said:

    on June 24, 2016 at 8:43 am

    So cute!!! Congrats! I can’t imagine the change having a baby has on your life but it must have a lot more positive since people keep doing it. *wink*


  10. Veronica Said:

    on July 1, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Congratulations with your new angel. She’s so cuuuuteeee. Hope she’ll grow up to be healthy and beautiful, inside and out.


  11. Jessica Said:

    on July 20, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    I cannot imagine ever getting tired of being congratulated on your beautiful, sweet Vera. I absolutely love her name, and I hope that you’re enjoying every moment of watching her grow and deveop. <3


  12. Michelle Said:

    on August 18, 2016 at 3:31 am

    Vera is a very beautiful name. Congrats! ^^


  13. Georgie Said:

    on August 30, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I know you posted this some time ago and you’re probably already settling in with Vera, but congratulations! What a lovely name, as well, and I love the meaning behind it.

    I know that when I get married I’ll take my husband’s last name, but I do feel a strong connection with my current last name. I’ve heard that you can continue to use your maiden last name as a middle name, so I dunno, I’m thinking of doing that. 🙂

    Love the Totoro theme! Totoro is one of my favourite characters 🙂


  14. cassie cardillio Said:

    on November 28, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    congrats momma! she is adorable! i cannot wait to be a momma one day! update soon so we all can see how she is growing 🙂 !!!!


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