Welcome to Mommyhood

It's been a while since I've blogged. The truth is, blogging has really been the last thing on my mind since having the baby. Taking care of a newborn is serious business!

She's really a great baby and we feel so blessed to have her, but this girl eats around the clock. I'm talking every 2 hours, which makes for one incredibly tired mama. But then I look at her face and my exhaustion goes away and all I can do is smile.

At 5 weeks old, she loves:

- Eating.
- Pulling mommy's hair.
- Going up and down the stairs with daddy.
- Tummy time on daddy's chest.
- Being held in general.
- Walks outside.
- Car rides.

She hates:

- Being swaddled. She actually hated it starting at 2 days old. She somehow always finds a way to break free.
- Pacifiers.
- Evening hours. She seems to be the most fussy during this time.

Meanwhile, I managed to finally put on a pair of jeans for the first time since last June. Wahoo! You might think it's so random for me to be this excited about this, but all you moms out there know what I'm talking about. Besides the fact that I can finally fit into jeans again, but the mere act of me getting dressed is a victory in it of itself. Am I right!?


Shopping Lady said...

You and your little girls are beautiful *.*!

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Rachel Lynne said...

She is so beautiful! Congrats again, and WOW, you already fit back into your jeans!? Amazing!!!!

TheTinyHeart said...

Hannah is just precious and you look amazing! I imagine it is very difficult to find the time for blogging now!

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Chiara T. said...

You are absolutely gorgeous, and your little girl..omg, super cute!!
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emily | shell chicd said...

Oh my GOD she's perfect. And you look amazing!! So happy for you three!
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Katie said...

she is gorgeous! and you look beautiful too!!

Emmylou said...

Yi-chia, I was just thinking about you and the little one the other day. Let me just tell you...she is the cutest.thing.ever. Your pics just made me miss having a baby:D
Glad to see you back...now, go get some sleep.

Sandy a la Mode said...

yup! i totally know how you feel!! once austin was born, i had to put blogging on the backburner for a little bit. little ones need soo much attention hehe!!

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Alicia Mackin said...

OMG!!! I was JUST thinking of you today! I had not heard from you in a while and I thought to myself she must have had her baby and you did!! Congratulations she is adorable. So happy for you : ) Haha soon it will be the skinny jeans!

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Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} said...

aww i'm so happy for you! and congrats on the jeans!! :)

Frannie Pantz said...

I know where you're coming from! I cannot WAIT to wear my jeans again. It's a great feeling. I've been thinking about you and your new little one. I'm due in a couple of weeks now and I can't wait! She is a real cutie. Only one of my kids like a pacifier. Consider it a blessing. The one that liked it tried to hang on to that thing forever!

Alyssa said...

Um, you look INCREDIBLE, and she's such a sweetie. Congrats again!

Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos said...

Firstly, you look ah-maz-ing!!

Secondly, my oldest hated swaddling as well, and then would cry when his arms were flailing around. It was a bit tiresome!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

your daughter is so cute. We total understand you not blogging. Yay for wearing jeans again.

Jane said...

so nice to see you! you look amazing and your daughter is adorable! it must feel great to see your baby develop certain likes and dislikes and a personality. :) happy mamahood to you! xx

Sofia Donatelli said...

I love the updates. She is adorable. BTW, you look amazing as I knew you would.



Kim Alston said...

she is absolutely beautiful. haha, she sounds spunky! i like that. mommy duties definitely take a lot of time. you're doing an excellent job yi-chia. haha, congratulations in getting back into your jeans. you look fabulous!

Rachel said...

Ah she is adorable! And you look like you didn't even have a baby haha!

Karolina Antosik said...

you daughter is so so so cute :-)

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

So wonderful to see her and get the updates. Glad all is going well and you look amazing! x

sugarlens said...

That is 100% a victory :)

Sarah said...

<3, now if I could just see the cuteness on my computer at work...all would be good with the world again! Sounds like you're getting the hang of this mom thing, keep up the good work mama!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Yay for jeans! You look amazing! And she sounds like such a sweet baby girl!

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

She's adorable! :-) There's no rush take your time mommy.


s said...

you look great! shes such a cutiepie! xO!


Anouka said...

Your daughter is so beautiful! I can understand that blogging is not a priority in your life right now. And you look fabulous!

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

You are looking so great and so is your little one! So excited to see the update from you today!!

two birds said...

She is seriously so adorable. And you are looking amazing! I definitely wasn't back in jeans at five weeks with either of my kids. That's awesome!

Because Shanna Said So said...

Glad to see you back...but I know it's tough blogging. Enjoy these moments!! I can't believe she doesn't like to be swaddled...that's how I kept mine calm!! LOL! Miss and love you!!

Kathleen Harper said...

Welcome back! Your daughter is so adorable! Love her full head of black hair. Ps. Your iPhone case is super cute!

Jen ♥ said...

I still can't believe you're back in your jeans already. I've been wearing my maternity jeans (sad face) but I finally broke down and bought some regular jeans...3 sizes bigger than I was before (sadder face).

Benjamin has a lot of similar likes and dislikes as Hannah. He liked being swaddled as long as his arms were free. Which may technically not be being swaddled but whatever. He's not super attached to pacifiers either (thank goodness) but will sometimes take one when he's really tired.

Keep enjoying the time with your sweet girl. They're going to be walking & talking before we know it! :-)

Trois Petites Filles said...

I still am totally biased towards the name Hannah so let me firstly congratulate you on a fabulous name choice. ;)
Secondly, you look fabulous, your baby is adorable and while I have totally missed reading your blog, you obviously have much more important things to worry about
best wishes

mariafelicia magno said...

was not long ago that I passed from your blog and I was wondering at what point was the pregnancy .. the baby is gorgeous ... and you're in great shape! beautiful and sweet as always..
a big kiss dear <3

RoselyC said...

Glad to see you are back blogging. Having a baby can sure be time consuming. Your baby girl is beautiful, congrats.

Meg {henninglove} said...

yah dont worry about blogging it was the last thing on my mind too. although i do want to make a suggestion for a post, how do you find a wardrobe that is breast feeding able?? i feel like half of my clothes aren't easily accessible for breast feeding

Happiness at Mid Life said...

She is such a doll!!! I can't believe you can fit back into your jeans after 5 weeks - you are incredible! Seriously enjoy these moments, we will all be here when you are ready to blog . Family first.


Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Yay!!! so happy you're back she's so precious. And girl did you just have a baby? You look awesome!!!


Sarah said...

finally at home and can see the pretty pictures! She's so cute! and you look great for 5 week PP! You are rocking mommyhood!

Ada Ciuca said...

Oh my gosh, she's absolutely beautiful! And you look great as well :)

Congrats on managing the mommy job and even finding time to blog every now and then!


Adam said...

I can only imagine how tough it can be. One of my sister-in-laws had a very tough time during my niece's first few weeks. Now she's over a year old and she's mama's best friend.

Funny you mention the pacifiers, my mom mentioned that I hated them too as a baby. I don't even think there's a single baby picture of me with one.

Elana said...

Gah, she's so cute! Congrats again! You already seem like you're such a great mom :)

Lala H said...

your baby looks so cute and you look great! sorry that swaddling didnt work for her! and yeah i know how you feel about putting on jeans after wearing nothing but dress or skirt for so long.

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prettyanddelectable.com said...

She's so cute! And yay for already being able to wear jeans again... that's impressive! My girls used to like being swaddled, and even to this day they still sometimes like to be wrapped in a big blanket like a burrito. :D So glad you posted an update... I'm really happy for you!

Alissa said...

Awwww! She is DARLING!

Maiken said...

it was lovely to hear from you again. all the luck with little Hannah! enjoy the spring, Yi-chia :)

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RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

Welcome back Yichia! She is so cute like you & thanks for sharing her with us!!


alicia said...

she is beautiful! so so adorable.

Bumble Of Joy said...

She is beautiful like her mommy <3 You look amazing! I totally know what you mean about the jeans ; ) Enjoy this time with your baby girl! - Eva

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

She's a cutie!!! Look how small!!! You look wonderful. So cheerful and happy :). I love those pink shoes, by the way! And yes, it's the little clothing-victories that can make a day after having a baby. Enjoy that baby!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Yi-chia she is stunning at her 1-month shoot and so peaceful while sleeping. She is totally worth all the exhaustion. I know, trust me. At her age my Vivian hated those very same things. It's funny how similar babies are.

And you look great in your jeans. Your coral loafers are gorgeous and I love the dark plaid shirt. =)

Get some rest when you can. Motherhood is beautiful but oh-so tiresome.

two birds said...

I remember after I had my first, I thought I'd be able to get into regular jeans the same week. I pulled them up to my ankles and just started crying!! I probably couldn't even get them on after one month...but you, you look stunning!

LyddieGal said...

Congrats on your beautiful baby girl! So happy to hear you are doing well, and fitting into your jeans again!!
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nancy @ adore to adoren said...

awww! so wonderful to hear from you on this blog!!
I totally understand how motherhood has taken your attention in the best way possible! =D
You look great!!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

My boys always broke free from swaddling!! It was the only thing that calmed my first son down. We swaddled him until he was a year old... crazy. My newest doesn't care for pacifiers either and that's a new one for me!

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OccasionallyAJ said...

Obviously your beautiful daughter takes priority! You look fantastic!!


Joie de Viv said...

You look AMAZING! And woot woot! fitting your jeans! That's a big postpartum victory! You little one is just much too precious! Congrats!

xx Viv at JoieDeViv

Kelly said...

Dang, you look like you did not even have a baby! She is beautiful and I can not wait for more updates!

The Simply Kelly said...

I love this post so much. It is so lovely and sweet. She is absolutely cute and the second picture reminds me when i bring my son out with the stroller and i have coffee most of the time .... It was ice coffee right? i used to like ice coffee even in the winter time.my hubby always think i am crazy but actually i am a happy mum with cute son and tasty coffee....lol


She's so precious! It is totally understandable, you just had a baby, it will take time to get back to the swing of things. Have a lovely weekend. xx/M

Jessica said...

You look amazing and your little one is so adorable.

John Marine said...

Yi-Chia, I am certainly proud of you on becoming a mother. As with a lot of your posts, this was a very cute read. I wish you the very best in motherhood. You are an amazing person. Please take care of yourself and your little angel.


Sarah Hartley said...

I'm hoping that things have gotten a bit easier and that you're getting more rest!! Babies are SO tiring, more so than you can ever imagine until you have one.

Kenya Hunter said...

Congratulations Yi-chia! You look absolutely great and your little girl is SO adorable!!

xo, Kenya

Lulu Soler said...

Everyone says it, but it's so true. Enjoy it, it goes fast :) She is adorbs and you look great!


JP Lord said...

You look absolutely incredible! If it wasn't for the adorable baby I wouldn't believe you had just given birth! And newborns are serious business but it's the most rewarding experience on the face of the earth!

Jo Abiog said...

Aww! Soo adorable, Maylee! Congratulations!!


Mica T said...

Aww, she is adorable! You are very lucky :)

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iesha said...

her facial expression is priceless! too adorable! congrats again!


Everythings Always Sunny said...

Yi-chiam, you look absolutely amazing and beautiful! Your baby is absolutely beautiful and dang girl you already fit back into your jeans. You're amaze!

Kristin xx

Ricademus said...

She's such a little angel! It's been a long time since our kids were born, but I remember that getting dressed is a big deal. I think you're well ahead of the standard time-frame for that.

Elle said...

Oh. That baby is so adorable! I do remember though how tiring it was, but so worth it! You look stunning and congratulations on the jeans, that is a milestone,indeed !
XX, Elle

fitfabfun Jane said...

Big congrats and welcome to the motherhood!!:)
Both of you look great!!

Mitha Komala said...

congratulations dear! your baby is too cute <3

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K.Lee said...

I dont know if you're breast feeding but it can make you lose weight quick! You look amazing! Shes adorable! what a perfect pair! welcome to motherhood...it looks good on ya!

xoxo, K.Lee

Rachel Ashely said...

So cute! You both look great!

Rachel Ashley

Carisa @ Bunnies and Pearls said...

ive been away from all things blog for awhile so I haven't said congrats yet!! she is beautiful :) I can't relate to the lack of sleep, yet, but i can imagine it is soooo rewarding!!! congrats again lady!!

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Elsha said...

Your little family is so adorable :) And I love the dress you are wearing in that photo while you are on a walk! Cute cute cute!

Ashlyine Brooke said...

You have really done the brilliant work dude!! I’m looking forward for more, hope you will never disappoint me and the baby with mom looks very beautiful.My blog

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