1 week old.

It’s so weird to think that we’ve had her for a week already.  A lot of times we just sit here and stare at her, wondering how this all came to be and how such a little one could be ours to keep.  I mean really keep!

I told Greg the other day that I think that God gave us one of His favorites.  Of course we are all His favorite, but I’d like to think He gave us one that He greatly delighted in.  It’s an interesting concept to think that He’s sharing His daughter with us.

To all of you who prayed for us while we were in the hospital, thank you for your prayers!  We came home on Tuesday after a 6 day stay at the hospital.  Dhara was released because her jaundice levels were progressively getting lower.  Praise God!  He really does answer prayer!

Our days with Dhara so far have been somewhat sleepless, wonderfully joyful, and super surreal.  We really don’t know how to be parents — it’s this learn-as-you-go thing.  But I guess this is exactly what God intended.  From what I’ve understood this past week, God’s intention for parenthood is to break you of your selfish streak.  It takes away your schedule.  It makes you forget to eat, because you are worried about when she’ll eat.  And the list goes on.  This parenthood thing really makes you into a better person…

[Here’s our little sunbather getting her daily dose of sunlight — per her doctor’s orders!]

[Here she is napping on a pretty little quilt handmade for her by her Grandma Smith.]

[knotted hat + patterned purple kimono sleep gown, from Kate Quinn Organics + Zutano owl onsie, from Comfy Kid.]

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  1. OH. MY. Where to start? She’s so beautiful! She has so much hair!!! She’s so kissably chubby! She’s absolutely and completely perfect!! Isn’t it amazing how much a mother’s (and father’s) heart can SWELL and burst with love for someone you just met?? Congratulations on your little bundle of joy! 🙂


  2. such a sweetie chunkie pie!


  3. btw, have i told you about this? if so, please forgive me for repeating myself.

    if you haven’t settled on a baby carrier, have you heard about baby k’tan? (http://www.babyk' I LOVE mine!!! I think you might like ’em, too. 🙂


  4. oops .. . the link should be



  5. How fitting that your precious baby should undergo light therapy for her healing. May we all come to the light of Jesus for our healing and life! Have fun!


  6. such a cutie cute.


  7. hahah these are fantastic pictures and definitely the most fitting of outfits – she could be an environmental rights lawyer 🙂 ….but i think there’s a ton of time to think about those things!! i hope you three are having a wonderful time getting to know each other 🙂


  8. Your daughter is breathtaking.


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