We’re home.

This is pretty much how we spent our first day in our apartment as a family: snuggling in bed, napping, and learning about each other.

This week is going to be about more of the same, so be a little patient with me if I’m slower than usual with responses to comments and emails. I did, however, want very much to say thank you again to everyone who sent well-wishes – it was so incredible to feel so much support and love. You guys are the best.

This is the best.

Everything I heard about how this would feel…it’s all true.



  • Diana

    Congratulations!  I am a long-time reader and was so excited to hear about your new addition 🙂  What is his name?

    • Anonymous

      thank you! we’re going by his nickname, indy, on RG 🙂

  • Oh man.  The best.  Soak it up- it is the best best best. So happy for you, will you share your birth story?  Would love to hear it, post baby I love hearing them!

    • Anonymous

      you know, i’m still deciding. right now i’m pretty overwhelmed with emotion and haven’t yet figured out how much i’m comfortable sharing…and honestly, i haven’t even found the words yet to express how i feel. so i think i’m going to at least hold off for a couple of weeks and let my queue keep spitting out off-topic, vaguely nonsensical posts about kim kardashian’s eyelashes while i work through it 😉

  • What a lovely photo!

  • Alli Lowery

    Beautiful photo! Congratulations mommy. 🙂

  • Allison Lowery

    Beautiful photo! Congratulations mommy. 🙂

  • Ashley

    Aww, so happy for you!  Snuggling with your newborn sounds like its just about the best place in the world.  Enjoy! 🙂

  • Francine

    Oh God, I am crying again!

    • Anonymous

      lol – don’t cry! you’ll get me started again!! you should have seen me leaving the hospital – everyone who stopped us to compliment him sent me into tears.

  • Awwww! 🙂 Congratulations to you all!

  • Mandy

    Congratulations!!! HE IS GORGEOUS!!  Time to change your “about me” and add “mom.”  Quick question:  How are lucy and virgil handling having a new sibling?  They are such sweet dogs that I’m sure they and Indy will become fast buddies.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the reminder – changing now!
      Re: dogs, my parents took them for a few nights but are bringing them back tonight…so I’ll know in a few hours.

      • Mandy

        Read the post about the dogs…congratulations on your new “blended” family.  🙂

        • Anonymous

          Thank you 🙂

  • Michelle

    Hi there…first time ever I’ve commented on a blog–ever! But I’ve been following you for a while now and enjoying your site, lots.  We just had a baby three weeks ago and its been great following your pregnancy along with mine 🙂  Wishing you and Indy the best of everything–its such a tender, beautiful time of discovery. Enjoy!

    • Anonymous

      Congratulations to you!! It is pretty great 🙂