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Cheese Baby: Week 40

What a difference a week makes!

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Amelia Lynne, our little Cheese Baby, arrived on December 21st at 9:27 pm — exactly two years to the day that Evan proposed. At the time, I didn’t think anything could top that Christmas. But…I think it’s safe to say that Amelia’s arrival will go down as the best Christmas gift I’ve ever received.

Amelia Lynne 1

Born right on her due date at a whopping 9 pounds, 10 ounces(!) and 19 inches long. Talk about prompt! I honestly have no idea how all that baby fit inside me, but I can tell you that I’m happy she’s finally out. I’m pretty convinced that she’s the cutest baby in the entire world, but I suppose I could be a bit biased. And as I’m sure you can imagine, we are already so in love.

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Unfortunately her arrival was not quite so smooth and easy as all that. Her birthday was simultaneously one of the scariest and one of the happiest days of my life. It’s a story that I promise to share with you all soon. But for now, we’re just soaking up time with our little Christmas present.

Amelia and Evan

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


48 Responses to Cheese Baby: Week 40

  1. Merry Christmas to your family of 3!!! Congrats on the birth of your little baby girl- I’m glad that you both made it through safely.
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  2. Sooooo sweet – she is beautiful. Congrats and Merry Christmas :) I love that she was born the same day that Evan proposed!

    Dang girl – 9lbs 10oz!! You did a great job baking her, mama! I hope you enjoy every minute of those newborn smells and snuggles.
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  3. Congratulations, Lauren!!!! She is absolutely beautiful and I love her name. Enjoy your little Christmas elf!
    Gabby @ Marathons and Macarons´s last post ..Only One More Sleep Til Christmas!

  4. She is beautiful!! I also love her name :)

    Merry Christmas to you all

  5. All the hugs for you and all the kisses for sweet Amelia! Glad you are both safe and well and home. Merry merry Christmas!!

  6. Congrats lbc!!! So happy for you guys! Little Mia is beautiful. And I’m so impressed you fit such a huge baby into such a lite you! Hehe. Enjoy this time- it’s the best. Lots of love to you guys! Xo

  7. Oh my goodness she is too cute! So happy to hear everyone is healthy. Right on time! Congrats to all of you! Happy Holidays! I’m sure they will be very memorable.
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  8. Congratulations she is adorable!!
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  9. She’s PERFECT. Prompt? Or future marathon speedster? I vote the latter. Enjoy all your first #cheesebabychristmas!

  10. so beautiful! merry christmas to you all
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  11. Amelia is BEAUTIFUL!!! So sweet and adorable. I am so happy for you!
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  12. She’s beautiful Lauren!!! Glad everyone is safe and that you are home enjoying the best Christmas present ever!! Merry Christmas!
    Steph´s last post ..My Year of Running: 2013

  13. 9 lbs 10???? Wow.

    Congratulations Lauren and Evan. So very happy for you! Happy Christmas x
    Cathryn´s last post ..2013 on the run

  14. CONGRATULATIONS Lauren!!!! Were so happy for you!!! She’s amazing!!!!!
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  15. Amelia is an awesome name- it’s my daughter’s name as well! Congratulations, and Merry Christmas!
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  16. Ahh! I am so happy for you and Evan — congratulations! That is definitely the best Christmas present ever.

    9 lbs 10 oz?!?! Oh my…

    She is beautiful :)
    kristy´s last post ..I hit the pregnancy wall…

  17. 9 pounds, holy BABY! Congratulations — what a wonderful Christmas present. Enjoy :)
    Sarah @ Blonde Bostonian´s last post ..Coffee Date Monday {12.23.13}

  18. Hooray!!! Hope all are resting (as much as you can), healthy, and happy.

  19. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sorry, that was probably obnoxious. But accurate. I love her and I love you and BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!
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  20. Congrats Lauren!
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  21. Merry Christmas and congratulations!! I think Amelia is the *best* name for a little girl too :)

  22. Wonderful news – congrats! She is beautiful! I hope you are recovering well – I unfortunately know all too well about birth not going smoothly. Glad you are on the other side of it now!
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  23. Love that little chubster!!!! :)
    Christina Lynne´s last post ..Merry Christmas!

  24. Mazel Tov! I mentioned once before in the comments that I have been following closely since I’m just 3 weeks behind you in my pregnancy. It’s been great to see what’s around the corner. I only hope to have such a beautiful girl!

    CONGRATS! And thank you for sharing your journey.

  25. Absolutely thrilled for you and Evan. What a joy! But you know…2 more days and she probably could’ve hit double digits ;-)

    I am so very glad to hear all is well and to see your beautiful girl. Merry, merry Christmas!!!
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  26. She is ridiculously adorable. Congrats to you both – I can’t even imagine how happy you must be to finally hold cheese baby in your arms :)

    Can’t wait to hear the scary/happy birth story. Happy holidays :)

  27. Congratulations! What a sweetheart :) Merry Christmas!

  28. Congratulations!!!!!!!

  29. Beautiful!!!!!!
    I am so happy for all 3 of you what a lucky little girl to have you for her mother!!

    Joyeux Noel!
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  30. Congratulations on your beautiful daughter!
    Jamie´s last post ..Handmade Christmas

  31. So very happy for you. Have the merriest and most wonderful Christmas ever with your beautiful baby girl and your family gathered to celebrate. Love to all! Amelia shares a birthday with our #9 grandchild born earlier the same day in Tokyo. Hooray for the happy day!

  32. Congratulations!! I was looking forward to the post that you announced her arrival :) She’s a beauty, Mama.
    Renee @ Renee Runs Miles´s last post ..5 Ingredients for My Running

  33. Congratulations! She is gorgeous – just like her mama! Merry Christmas!

  34. Congratulations! I’ve been reading your blog for a little while now, and I’m so happy for you. She’s gorgeous.

  35. Oh my goodness, she is BEAUTIFUL!! Congratulations, momma’!

  36. Wishing you and Evan a very Merry Christmas with your precious bundle of joy – hope you are recovering well….

  37. WELCOME AMELIA!! So glad she is here and oh gosh she is STUNNING!! Merry Christmas to you three!
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  38. Oh my goodness — congratulations!!! So glad to hear that she is safely here! Merry Christmas to all of you!
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  39. Congrats on your pretty baby!!! pinch those cheeks for me

  40. She is so beautiful Lauren — a huge congrats to you and Evan! I guess 12/21 is really your lucky day. She looks like such a healthy baby girl!

    I weighed 9lbs 10oz at birth too, and 31 years later, my mom still has no idea how she had a baby that big!
    Jen´s last post ..Pregnancy update: week 23

  41. Congratulations, she’s beautiful!
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  42. Awe congrats!!!!! Christmas is indeed a wonderful time of year for you for so many reasons! She’s a beautiful baby girl and I’m glad everyone is happy and healthy!

  43. Congratulations!!! Amelia is beautiful!

  44. she is BEAUTIFUL!!! and what a perfect day for her to arrive. Hope you are getting some sleep and rest :) big hugs!
    elizabeth´s last post ..Things I’m Lovin’ Volume III

  45. Congratulations – she’s gorgeous!
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  46. Oh my word, she is adorable and perfect. Congratulations, enjoy each other!

  47. Wow you are really holding your sweet baby girl! Hard to believe that 40 weeks flew by! Love her sweet name (we share the same middle name) and it is unbelievable that she was over 9 pounds! Hopefully her punctuality will take her far in life. Congrats on a beautiful baby!!

  48. Congrats!!! She’s so sweet!!! :)

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