I’m a mom

It’s hard to believe that I only gave birth to this little guy yesterday.
What a whirlwind.



Love of my life.

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Comments (178)

  1. kyla


  2. Julia

    Ohhh, my god! So sweet and perfect! Congratulations πŸ˜€ I checked your blog several times today because I was excited, haha.

  3. Lacey

    Congratulations!!!!! Yay for you!!!!! Welcome little P!! πŸ™‚ What a cutie!

  4. Sarah

    Yeahhhhhh! Congratulations. πŸ™‚

  5. stacy

    Yay!!!!! Congrats!!! He is adorable and i love the name. How was the delivery?

    I so happy for u… U’ll make one heck of a mom. πŸ™‚

  6. SiobhΓ‘n

    Oh what a little dote… congratulations to you both!

  7. laika


  8. Hannah

    Congrats on your little hippie!!

  9. Susie


  10. Yoshiko

    Many congratulations!

  11. Kayla_eL_eM

    Perfect. Congratulations. πŸ™‚

  12. Deanna

    He’s gorgeous, Congrats!!

  13. Lauren (@poweredbypb)


  14. kirsty

    Many congratulations! He looks adorable, and as a regular reader, very glad to hear that all went well!

  15. Cecilia

    Congratulations! Love the name!:)

  16. Susan Young

    So happy for all of you. Congratulations.

  17. carol

    O.M.G. HE IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Happy Birthday P and congratulations to your Mom and Dad. The very best to you.

  18. Lori

    Hello P, welcome welcome!!

    Now, you can call me Aunty Lolly if you want, your Mom might tell you we aren’t related but that’s just rubbish πŸ™‚

    Seriously – congratulations, he is perfect πŸ™‚

  19. Shawnna

    Oh, he is just so beautiful!!! Congratulations to you and Kyle πŸ™‚ Enjoy your babymoon and all the sweet newborn snuggles.

  20. Sherry

    He is such a cute little guy!!!! Love the name too. Enjoy every precious moment because they go by way too fast. Hope Mommy and Daddy are doing well :o)

  21. Izabela (yoginiselfportrayal.wordpress.com)

    I am so so happy for you. Congratulations Elise, it is such an amazing experience-enjoy!

  22. Ana_ILTdP

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! such a lovely baby boy! πŸ™‚

  23. lindsay

    yayayayayayayayyayayayayayaya!!!! SO happy for you. sweet baby boy!

  24. Ada

    Ahhhh congratulations, so happy for you guys!

  25. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey

    Congratulations!!!!! What a beautiful little man!

  26. Jennifer@ knackfornutrition

    He’s perfect! Congratulations!! πŸ™‚

  27. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats

    AHHHHHH omg he is adorable! Congratulations! And P is suuuuch a cute name. I love simple guy names like that πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

  28. Sara @ sarasmiles

    oh my gosh I have chills. Congratulations Elise he’s beautiful!

  29. Kristyn

    He is incredibly beautiful! Congratulations!!

  30. Jessica

    Congratulations!! Best wishes to your and your family πŸ™‚

  31. Kathryn

    Yea!!!! (just in time – no V-day baby and before the week was up!) Welcome to the world, baby Hippie!!! We are looking forward to hearing about all the joys you bring your mama and papa!!! πŸ™‚

  32. Courtney

    He is adorable!! Congrats!

  33. Melissa C

    Yayyyy!!!! Congratulations!!! Your son is beautiful!!

  34. Jess

    Congrats! What a cutie πŸ™‚

  35. Ashley @ Hop Skip Jump

    Congrats!!!!! So excited for you and Kyle. He is just precious!

  36. Lee

    Congrats Elise! Baby Hippie is beautiful and I love that you chose such a classic name. (And I totally just spelled classic with a “K” at the end. I need more coffee!)

  37. sarah w

    Such happy news! Congrats! These first few days are such a whirlwind, so enjoy!

  38. alyssa

    Yay! He is soooo cute!! Congratulations!

  39. Lea @ Greens and Coffee Beans

    Congratulations! He’s adorable!

  40. JL


  41. Michelle

    What a beautiful baby boy! Congratulations Elise and Kyle! I’m so happy for you!

  42. Angie

    Congratulations! Enjoy your little boy. Adorable!

  43. Emily

    Congratulations! So happy for you and your growing family!!! Yay Yay Yay!

  44. Danielle J


  45. Ammie

    What an adorable little peanut!! Congratulations!

  46. Meg

    He is just the sweetest little guy! Congratulations!!

  47. Katie

    Gaaaaaaaaaah! I can’t wait to hear more about it. HUGE congratulations, mama!!

  48. Evan


  49. Jessie

    Well hello P!! You are a cutie pie!

    Congrats mama! <3

  50. Maryann

    I love the name πŸ˜€ Congratulations!!

  51. stephanie

    I am so happy for you! I have been kind of obsessively checking to see your next post, he looks so healthy, congrats!

  52. Wendy

    Happy Birthday P!!! awww, me too I’ve been obsessively checking to see if you had him.

  53. Corey H.

    Yayyyyy!! Congrats!

  54. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries

    Oh my goodness Elise, he is SO beautiful! Congratulations! You are indeed a MOM! πŸ™‚ Yay!

  55. Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot

    Awww, what a tiny sweetie! Welcome to the world, P!

  56. Betsy

    The world has been made a better place because of the birth of this precious little boy! Welcome P!

  57. Colissa

    Congrats!!!! What a beautiful boy!! So happy for you and your hubby!! Welcome to the club! πŸ™‚

  58. Mary B.

    What a fantastic name!!I’m so happy for you and Kyle.Hope you are doing well,congratulations!!! P looks so adorable.Can’t wait to hear some details on how it all went. πŸ™‚

  59. Jennifer (iffles)


  60. The Valley Vegan

    Congratulations!!!! He’s beautiful & perfect & looks so healthy ! I can almost smell him….

    Love to you both from the both of us!

    Lisa & Louis

  61. Becky

    Congratulations. He is Perfect πŸ™‚

  62. Jen

    Yay! Congrats! What a great name!

  63. Wendy

    He is absolutely beautiful! Congratulaitons!! I hope you will (eventually) tell your birth story. πŸ™‚

  64. Margaret

    Awwww, congratulations!

  65. Beth

    congrats…he’s a cutie pie! : )

  66. Teresa

    Congratulations, MOM!! That is so exciting; he is a doll and P is a great name! Such a blessing. Sending well wishes the way of your little family. πŸ™‚

  67. Shannon

    Congratulations Elise and Kyle! He is just perfect!!! Can’t wait to watch this little hippie man grow up.

  68. Jennie (the gf-gf)

    Wow! Congratulations, and happy birthday πŸ™‚

  69. Heidi

    Wow congrats to you and Kyle! What a precious little babe.

  70. Kristy

    Yay! Congratulations, Elise! I am so excited for you and Kyle! xo

  71. Lani

    Congratulations! P is adorable! Wishing you guys much happiness!

  72. Jeremy Logsdon

    Congrats! P is a great name, and he is a very handsome little guy.

    I hate to be so cliched, but I’m a new dad myself, and it’s so ridiculously true. You haven’t even realized your life started ’til this little man showed up. Best of wishes to you and your family.

  73. Lara

    CONGRATULATIONS! What a handsome little man. I am so happy for you all! Happy Valentine’s Day, Baby P!

  74. shelby

    Congratulations Elise! He is beautiful. Enjoy every moment with him.

  75. Amanda d

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! He is adorable! Hope all is well!

  76. Kadi

    Soooo happy for yall and your new itty-bitty hippie!!

  77. Marisa

    Our Internet has been down for a couple a days – so irritating! Anyway back online and can finally say congratulations!! P is too precious for words!! If you need any help or shoulder to cry on let me know. We’re only 4 weeks in, but it has been a helluva ride πŸ™‚ We can do this πŸ™‚ xo

  78. Kelley

    Congratulations Mom and Dad! Welcome to the world P!! He is a beautiful baby!

  79. Marei

    Mom!! Isn’t this just the best Valentine gift ever???

  80. Michelle Tomes

    Congratulations! He is so beautiful! πŸ™‚

  81. Kelley

    Congratulations Elise and Kyle(aka from here on out: Mom and Dad! Welcome to the world P! He is a beautiful baby!

  82. Nicole @ Fruit 'N' Fitness

    I am so happy for you! P is beautiful! Happy first Valentines day little guy!

  83. deva by definition

    congratulations!!! He is adorable!

  84. Christine (The Raw Project)

    Wow, congrats!!!

  85. Krista

    Congratulations! He is adorable!

  86. Clare @ Fitting It All In

    Congratulations Elise! He looks perfect and I love the name. Hope the whole fam is doing well!

  87. Katie

    CONGRATULATIONS ELISE! He is beautiful. So much love for your new family!

  88. anna

    Congratulations! He finally is here! πŸ™‚

  89. Karen

    OH GOODNESS!!! He’s beautiful. Congrats!!!!!!

  90. Dana

    Congrats! What a blessing!

  91. Unikarm

    You’ll never sleep again <3

    i'm so happy for you "mama"
    i just wanna give him kisses <3 <3

  92. Jenny


  93. theresa @ aspoonfulofsunshine

    whooo congrats Elise!! I am so excited for you and can’t wait to hear all about this new chapter in you life!

    P.S. I LOVE the name!

  94. Dana

    Congratulations, Elise and Kyle! P is gorgeous, and I know he will make the perfect mini hippie. πŸ™‚

  95. wendy frances

    Congratulations Elise & Kyle! Welcome to the club! Seriously, with birth the hard part is over. Enjoy baby, toddler, kid, tween… You have been blessed.

  96. Lisa

    CONGRATS Elise!!!!!!! I’m SO incredibly happy for you and Kyle! Take your time to recover, and I can’t wait to hear more about this beautiful blessing in both your lives now!!
    What a perfect pre-Valentine’s celebration:)

  97. Crystal

    Congratulations!!! He’s beautiful!

  98. Jessica

    Congratulations!! πŸ™‚

  99. ashleigh

    Congrats! He is lovely! πŸ™‚

  100. Brigid

    Congratulations! Your little hippie is so cute! I can’t wait to see more pictures.

  101. Jin

    I.am.so.happy.for.you.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is gorgeous.

  102. Mari

    Congratulations! He is too adorable!!!

  103. Lalia

    Congratulations!! Many blessings for the new happy trio!

  104. Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile


  105. Red Deception

    I am SO happy for you and your family! This is the best V-day post I’ve seen πŸ™‚

  106. Lorena

    Congratulations! You are going to be a WONDERFUL mother! πŸ™‚

  107. Ksenija @ Health Ninja

    Congratulations! He is perfect πŸ™‚ !

  108. Gabrielle

    Congrats Elise! He is beautiful!

    “Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers–strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”

  109. hill

    Congratulations! P is quite the handsome little guy. I’m doing my nursing school rotation in L&D/ postpartum now so I was thinking of you guys today.

  110. Tasha

    So happy for you! Congrats!

  111. Courtney

    I feel dumb leaving you yet another congratulatory post, but whatever. Congrats! I am truly so happy for you. You will be a wonderful mama!


  112. sassygirl

    He is absolutely adorable! Congrats!

  113. Lou

    Well done Mama, he is just gorgeous. Big love to you all – rest up xx

  114. Yalanda

    How exciting!! I’ve been so eager to see a post finally announcing you had the baby! Congrats to you and Kyle:)

  115. Erika

    Congrats and that is a lovely name!

  116. Elizabeth

    he is precious, and I love his name!! Congratulations again to you and Kyle!

  117. sheila

    congratulations!! he is ADORABLE i can’t wait to see more pictures!

  118. Sarah

    =DDD!!! Can’t wait to hear about it! YAY

  119. Meggylou

    He is so beautiful. Enjoy your new mommy hood. I can’t imagine anything better!

  120. Rita

    That is super! Now you can enjoy your little Honey Bear.

  121. Erin Gates

    OMG! I have been following your pregnancy-CONGRATS:)! P is SO handsome! I look forward to your new mom posts-I am a mom of 2 little boys; 7 and 2. Good luck w/ everything!

  122. Sepideh

    What a cute little P. Welcome home.

  123. Tracy

    Congratulations, momma! I love his name…my son is also P πŸ˜‰

  124. HEAB

    Congrats Elise. P looks perfect! So happy for you and Kyle. πŸ™‚

  125. Teghan

    Yay!! Congrats! Glad you are all healthy and happy πŸ™‚

  126. Dana

    Congrats! He’s beautiful!!

  127. sarah

    Congratulations, and happy Valentine’s day! πŸ™‚

  128. Nadine

    Congrats to you and Kyle! What a cutie πŸ™‚

  129. Nolita

    Oh Elise, even though I was expecting this any day now I was still surprised when I loaded your blog this evening! Short, sweet and with aplomb (how did you get that across in such a brief post?). Baby boy is beautiful! Congratulations!

  130. Hee-Jin

    AHH CONGRATS!!! he is so cute!! wishing you guys the utmost health and happiness. (o:

  131. Adrianna

    blessings and congratulations! what a joy!

  132. Kim

    Congratulations! I love his name (and have a Sean P myself). Beautiful baby boy!

  133. Erin

    Oh wow πŸ™‚ What a perfect little peanut. Congratulations mom and dad πŸ™‚ Kisses P!

  134. Kamaile

    Enjoy every minute! He is perfect πŸ™‚

  135. iris


  136. Nicole

    Congrats and many blessings to you, Kyle and your new bundle of joy!

  137. Carbzilla

    Squeeeee! How is he so cute already???

    Congrats to you guys! P is so lucky to score you as parents.

  138. Naomi

    Congratulations! I’m very happy for you! And a neat connection – my son is exactly 5 months older than yours. πŸ™‚

  139. shelley

    Wow! Congrats! SO happy for you! What a Valentine’s Day blessing!

  140. Yolanda

    Felt a little emotional reading this! What amazing and exciting news! Congratulations to you and Kyle!!!! And welcome P!

  141. sallyann

    What a cutie! Congratulations and enjoy this short newborn stage with him.

  142. Tessa

    This is so great! Congrats πŸ™‚

  143. Miss Polkadot

    Congratulations, Elise! I’m so happy for you and Kyle!

  144. julie

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ x1,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  145. Anne-Alexandra

    Congrats to you and Kyle! He’s very cute. =) I’ve only heard “P” in english (french girl inside) while watching The Mentalist but I love the way it sounds! I think it’s a pretty name.
    Have a good rest!

  146. Love


  147. Yin


  148. Courtney

    P is my son’s middle name. Great choice!

  149. J3nn

    whats his middle name?!

  150. Sarah C

    What a gorgeous baby! I love his name. Congratulations to you and your whole family, and thanks for sharing!

  151. Koko @ Koko Likes


  152. Colleen Grossner

    Hooray! Congrats! I am so happy for you! What a lucky little guy to be nourished by your genius! Enjoy πŸ™‚

  153. elaine c.

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations on your little man! πŸ™‚ He is PERFECT.

  154. Katie

    Congratulations! He is very handsome πŸ˜€ I can’t wait to hear about his birth story!

  155. Katie


  156. Kathryn

    Congratulations!!! He’s a beaut!

  157. Allie

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful πŸ™‚

  158. k

    He looks so nice and developed at only 1 day old!! Ur patience to the lengthy pregnancy paid off in the end!!! You go gurl

  159. janetha

    congratulations to you and kyle!!!

  160. Bren

    I’m so excited for you guys!! Parenthood is the most amazing adventure! P looks so alert for being a wee one! My kids are 15 and 12 now but I hope you have the easier sleeping nights we did. Seeing how you guys are together in marriage lets everyone know P has lucked out to have you guys for parents πŸ™‚

  161. Beth

    miss your posts, Elise!

  162. stephanie

    agreed!!! I have been looking twice a day for updates lol

  163. Wendy Wisner

    Congrats! He looks so beautiful and healthy. Enjoy your babymoon. If you’re nursing and have any questions, let me know. I’m a La Leche League leader and IBCLC. xoxo

  164. Samantha

    He’s adorable congrats!

  165. Elise (Post author)

    watch out what you offer me because i have a MILLION questions…

    sorry if this is annoying (i can email you too)

    he is all over the map in terms of feeding. he gets hungry without any real organized frequency (between 1 1/2 hours to 3 1/2). i dont know if its ok to let him go that long without food but i dont want to force him to breastfeed.

    he is latched ans sucking between 10-20 minutes per feed. sometimes its alternating between breasts and sometimes its all from one. i just kinda let him go til he stops.

    sometimes he waits 30ish minutes between breasts. i have started trying to do a diaper change between them because it wakes him up a bit and gets him ready to try the next breast, but again, i dont want to force feed him.

    he had a projectile spit up yesterday with quite a bit of milk so im nervous that im pushing him too hard (we had a rocky start to breastfeeding since he as in the NICU and i couldnt hold him or feed him until day 2 – so we are still working things out, as are my boobs).

    hes also not great at burping (aka im not great at burping him) so i have a hard time knowing how long to keep him upright and burping before either putting him down or switching breasts or whatever.

    any help is appreciated!! πŸ™‚

  166. Kerri

    Congratulations to all three of you! πŸ˜‰ he is absolutely gorgeous, and excellent choice of name (says the Irish girl!)

  167. lou

    what a doll! congratulations on your little bundle of joy/love!!

  168. Wendy Wisner

    I’m happy to help! My quick reply is that it sounds like you’re doing great! It’s hard when you’ve been separated from your baby. No mommy wants that. Anyway, there is no “schedule” in the early days, and you can’t nurse too much. The “goal” is 8-12 feeds in 24 hours, but some babies will do more than that. I wouldn’t let more than 3 hours go during the day (you can let more go at night). Every 1-2 hours at this age is very typical. My babies did it every 45 minutes during the day, with some longer stretches when they slept. Breastmilk digests really quickly (that’s part of what makes it so healthy). I encourage you to nurse β€œon demand.” Keep the baby skin-to skin with you as much as possible, and as soon as he roots or looks for the breast, offer it. You can let him determine the length of a nursing session, and let him finish one breast before offering the other. You know things are going well when he’s got 3-4 good poops, and when he begins to start gaining weight. The spit-up is a good sign that your milk is in! No need to burp unless he’s uncomfortable. Most of all, trust him and trust yourself. Babies and moms are hardwired to breastfeed. It’s in your biology. I hope that helps. Feel free to email or call me! You’ve helped me so much with fodmap stuff and recipe – I’m happy to return the favor.

  169. Lisa @ The Valley Vegan

    Wendy, I know I’m not qualified whatsoever to jump on your message here, but I had much success in my own breastfeeding experience because I had a lactation nurse who was as encouraging as you! She gave me the exact same advice – nurse on demand and don’t worry! The baby knows when he’s hungry. The idea of waiting until they cry is an old fashioned hands-off style that our moms were taught so they would ignore their instincts.

    Elise, the only thing I would add is that you shouldn’t listen to anyone who tells you anything different than what Wendy said. Enjoy these first few months of nursing when there are no words needed, nothing but bonding – it goes by fast… way way way way too fast…..

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    Congratulations! Enjoy being a mom! πŸ™‚

  171. Gail

    Sounds like you’re doing great! Speaking from my own experience, of course, I think these little guys find a lot of comfort in latching on most of their waking hours. One of my favourite memories is dancing around the room in the wee hours of the night, to soft music with my little guy in my arms and yes, it goes by so very quickly.

  172. Claudette

    Congrats Elise and Kyle!!! Happy belated birthday to P!!!

    I’ve been following your blog for years and years (I remember the tiny kitchen in New York!) and I’m hoping for more years to come!!!

    Sending you and yours lots of love.

  173. Alexis @ Hummusapien

    He is so beautiful! Congrats!

  174. Tracy

    Congratulations!! Love the name. My cutie pie nephew is named P! I’m sure your guy will be just as cute! πŸ™‚

  175. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    CONGRATULATIONS!! He is so adorable!

  176. Babs

    Soak up every.single.moment! And happy birthday, P. May your life be long and filled with joy.

  177. Mackenzie

    Congratulations! He is absolutely gorgeous! I’m so excited for your sweet little family!

  178. Jill

    Congratulations to you on your new little guy!!!!! He is absolutely handsome!!! So happy for your family!

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