Evelyn Faye: Newborn Pictures

I’d like to introduce you all to the most beautiful and perfect human I know:

Evelyn Faye Crowder.
Born on December 23, 2013 at 5:58 PM.
7 lbs 5 oz 19.5″

Evelyn Faye Newborn Pictures Interiors By Kenz

If you are interested in reading her birth story, I posted it on my personal/family blog: Green Meadow Manor.  It was the most amazing and beautiful day of my entire life.

Evelyn Faye Newborn Pictures Interiors By Kenz

Evelyn’s newborn pictures were taken when she was only 5 days old.  So fresh from Heaven.

Evelyn Faye Newborn Pictures Interiors By Kenz

This picture is my all time favorite.  It’s such a beautiful display of the connection, warmth and overwhelming love between a new baby and her mommy.

Evelyn Faye Newborn Pictures Interiors By Kenz

 

Evelyn Faye Newborn Pictures Interiors By Kenz

This face was worth 273 days of throwing up, and a hole between my esophagus and stomach.

Evelyn Faye Newborn Pictures Interiors By Kenz

Evelyn Faye Newborn Pictures Interiors By Kenz

I wrote a post called 100 Things to Teach My Daughter.  It’s unreal how much I love her and want to protect her from the world and teach her how to be strong.

Evelyn Faye Newborn Pictures Interiors By Kenz

So fierce.

Evelyn Faye Newborn Pictures Interiors By Kenz

Evelyn Faye Newborn Pictures Interiors By Kenz

The best thing I have ever seen in my life is this:

Evelyn Faye Newborn Pictures Interiors By Kenz

It still feels so surreal to know that we are parents.  We are the mom and dad now.  And we are in charge of EVERYTHING this sweet baby needs.  It’s so overwhelming.  But in just about 4 weeks we have seen a growth in ourselves we didn’t know was there.  By Grace we are learning how to do this.  It’s the happiest experience to be transformed into a parent.  Not to mention, quite humbling.  I’ve never prayed more in my entire life.  (And I went through the experience of learning to land an airplane haha!)

Evelyn Faye Newborn Pictures Interiors By Kenz

Evelyn Faye Newborn Pictures Interiors By Kenz

These beautiful photos were taken by Valery Bunnell Photography.  She is the best of the best when it comes to newborn and birth photography.  We had such a great experience having them done.  She is definitely the “newborn whisperer.”

Thanks for letting me be a proud mumma and share with you my beautiful baby, and all my heart-explosions.  Next week I’ll be sharing with you Evelyn’s nursery, which turned out better than imagined.

Happy weekend!

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  • Emma (Broke Ass Home)

    Hello, Miss Evelyn! I love your beautiful face!

    • Kenz

      She certainly does have a beautiful face :) I can’t stop staring at it.

  • Bethany Kline

    I am so happy and proud of you little mama! These photos are perfect and beautiful and I can see the love all over yours and aaron’s faces! Being a mommy is deliciously blissful while also pressing you to your limits! God Bless all of you precious Crowders! <3 Love yall!

    • Kenz

      Thank you my friend. I’m glad I have such a good example to look to! You are wonderful.

  • http://www.bliss-athome.com/ Kristin Cadwallader

    Just beautiful Kenz! Many blessings to you and your fam! xo Kristin

    • Kenz

      Thanks Kristin! Just having her in our home is such a blessing. I love the change that is happening.

  • Andrea Green

    i’m crying. she is so beautiful and precious. what an amazing gift. your words are speaking to my soul…i cannot wait (well, yes i can, but you know what i mean) to experience being a mom. i just love that little baby…she’s so tiny and amazing. sending lots and lots of love from new hampshire! =)

    • Kenz

      Thanks so much Andrea! I can’t believe how much everything has changed, but in the best way possible. When the time comes, you will be an AMAZING mother! In the mean time, you are going to have the BEST wedding ever! I’m soooo excited for you :)

  • http://www.sentimentaljourneyz.com/ Vickie Medley

    There is no better feeling than falling in love with your baby over and over again and with that face…how could you not? She is incredibly beautiful and the photos are treasures. Congratulations to you all.

    • Kenz

      Thanks so much Vickie! Every day I fall more and more in love with her. It’s so unreal. And DEFINITELY worth sleepless nights :)

  • Stephanie, Sandpaper and Glue

    I LOVE EVELYN AND YOU. :)

    • Kenz

      :) We love YOU!!!

  • http://boxycolonial.com/ Gretchen@BoxyColonial

    Look at that lovely, lovely baby you made! So happy for the three of you! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures :)

    • Kenz

      Eeep thanks Gretchen! After reading your one year post for Abe and looking at all his one year pictures, I’m so nervous at how fast this year is going to fly by! I just want to freeze her in her little newborn phase so bad sometimes.

  • Julia @cuckoo4design

    Oh hello sweetness. These photos are so precious they make me want to cry.

    • Kenz

      Thanks Julia! I’m so glad we decided to do the pictures. She has already changed so much!

  • kelly @ view along the way

    Oh my goodness. Total goosebumps. I LOVE HER. She is the MOST perfect little babydoll. I’m just so excited for you and all the (overwhelming) joy that’s coming your way. Snuggle her extra for me! Love that newborn baby smell. :)

    • Kenz

      Oh thanks so much Kelly! She really is such a little babydoll. Being a mom is the most amazing feeling!

  • Henriette

    These pictures made me all teary – being super-pregnant and all! She looks adorable and absolutely perfect! <3 <3 <3 <3 I love both the pictures of you two together, they both really captures the moment. Can´t wait for our little boy to arrive (any day now!) Give Evelyn a thousand snuggles!

    • Kenz

      Henriette I am SOOO excited for you! I want to hear more details about little boy! I hope when the time comes you have a smooth and safe delivery. I can’t wait to see pictures. You will do amazing! xoxo

  • Nicole Boenigk

    I could just die! Evelyn is just the cutest! (Is there anything cuter than a new daddy holding his baby!?) congrats again!!!

    • Kenz

      Thanks NIcole! I can’t get over how much I love seeing Aaron with Evelyn. I have taken about a zillion pictures. Every time he holds her I just die. I want to see more pictures of your baby!

      • Nicole Boenigk

        Well, if you follow me on Instagram (niknikboenigk) that’s about all you’d see!! With the exception of my dog thrown in there for ya know….sibling equality lol

        • Kenz

          haha! I think our pups are feeling major left out. I need to take more pictures of them. I wish they weren’t scared of Evelyn so I could take pictures of them together!

  • Amber @ Wills Casa

    So beautiful! I am back and forth over who Evelyn looks more like. I want to say Aaron! Sorry Kenz. Good news is Aaron looks quite adorable as a baby girl! :) These photos are amazing. I can’t get enough!!

    • Kenz

      I think she looks like Aaron too! Except she has my nose… poor girl. :) Newborns are just so fresh and amazing. I feel like she doesn’t look like a newborn anymore though, and that makes me sad. She is changing SO fast! I feel like she’ll be graduating high school tomorrow.

  • Cassie Bustamante

    oh my goodness i just want to squish her! she is SO adorable!!!!!!!

    • Kenz

      Thanks Cassie! I squish her little face all the time. And then she squeaks, and I die because it is SO cute. Yay babies!

  • http://newlywoodwards.com/ Kim@NewlyWoodwards

    These. Pictures. Are. Amazing. Like, whoa. She is gorgeous and perfectly squishy in every way. It’s a good thing I’m not closer because I may have become a baby snatcher.

    So happy for you guys!

    • Kenz

      I wish you lived closer! I need more mom friends in my life. We would have all the play dates in the world! We need to learn how to bridge the gap between the west and midwest. I’m thinking the floo network…

  • Rebecca Crowder Cantwell

    BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!!!!! you got me crying!!! I have been through some challenges when it comes to parenting however being a Mommy is the best thing I have ever done… Love you cute little Crowder family!!!!

    • Kenz

      Thanks Aunt Becky! Evelyn Faye is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. I’m sure we’ll have lots of challenges :)

  • Rita@thissortaoldlife

    Oh, these photos are so so lovely–but it is your words that clutch at me. NOTHING else in my life has compared to the transformative joy of becoming a parent. It wasn’t just the babies who were born. My true adult self was born on the day of their birth, too. So happy you are all well. Soak up this time with everything you’ve got!

    • Kenz

      Thanks Rita! You are such a great example of a wonderful mother! I hope I can learn and grow the way you have. Nothing in this world is more important than family!

  • Tara @ Surburble

    Oh, hello… sweet little baby….

    You have such lovely parents. There is no doubt, you are very lucky to have found yourself in your mama’s arms.

    Congratulations, Kenzie. You deserve this beautiful little piece of wonderment. It’s such an incredible time – these newborn moments can be beautiful and exhausting at the same time. Take care of you and that sweet little lamb.

    • Kenz

      Thank you my friend! I am just basking in all the wonderment of this little girl, and embracing these new bags under my eyes :)

  • Ashley

    Gorgeous! What a beautiful baby. So happy for you guys.

    • Kenz

      Thanks Ashley! I’m so excited to be part of the “club.” I love seeing all the pictures of you and your girls. I am so happy I get to do mom things now :)

  • Andi Filante

    She is sooooooooooo beautiful! I am so happy for you all!!

    • Kenz

      Thank you Andi! It has been the best month ever!

  • Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART

    Oh my goodness, she is just so beautiful. Those pictures are amazing. I love the one with the sheep skin. Perfection! You guys looks so happy and fab!!

    • Kenz

      I think that one is my favorite too. It’s been so hard to narrow down which image we want to use for her birth announcement. THank you!

  • http://www.decorandthedog.net/ Michelle {decorandthedog}

    She’s so cute and squishy! Congrats! Rest up. ;)

    • Kenz

      We are SO good at resting! Watching Netflix together has been our favorite way to bond so far :)

  • John @ Our Home from Scratch

    Such a beautiful baby!

    • Kenz

      Thanks John! We think so too :)

  • anne @ wit wisdom and food

    so beautiful. The three of you look so perfect together.

    • Kenz

      Thanks Anne! It’s so much fun to be a little family of 3 now :)

  • http://www.nalleshouse.com/ Anu

    So, so beautiful! These are photos you are going to cherish forever. Congratulations! She’s perfect!