Mona Lisa Smile

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Connor Claire is seven weeks old now, and she’s doing more and more cute baby things as the days go by.


Now when she wakes up and sees me, she smiles, and it melts my heart into a pile of warm, sticky goo. She also coos and gurgles and makes all sorts of adorable baby sounds that’ll make your ovaries flutter.

And she’s growing! A few of her clothes no longer fit anymore. She has these snap-up shirts that fit now like scandalous crop tops from Urban Outfitters.

Would you believe that my 6-pound teacup baby is almost 10 pounds now? It’s only a matter of time until she hits double digits.

Seeing her get bigger is bittersweet, too… Part of me wishes I could press “pause” and have her stay this age a little longer.

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But the other part of me can’t wait to see her personality blossom and bloom, because from what I know of her so far, she’s a sweet, gentle and happy baby. I fall deeper and deeper in love with her every day.

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  1. Agata says:

    She melts my heart too and makes me want to have a little daughter πŸ™‚
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  2. Shannon says:

    Gah! Love those big eyes! She looks like her mama <3 just adorable. And stylin' too, of course.

  3. anusha says:

    Omg! She’s soo cute! Ovaries flutter indeed..hehe.. πŸ™‚

  4. Kwmechelle says:

    There’s a cupcake on her onesie- topped with sprinkles & a heart. Gee wiz, Karen, just pour all the baby cuteness in the world into the universe. She’s a keeper for sure πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Sometimes I almost can’t handle it! I want to roll all her baby cuteness into a sandwich and eat it all up. LOL, that didn’t sound crazy or anything!

      Have you started packing for your trip yet?

      • Kwmechelle says:

        That sounds perfectly normal! And I don’t blame you one bit. She is sooo precious & looks edible. And I’m here!!! Made it here Tuesday evening. Sooo enjoying myself. We’ve had great weather & my drive was pleasant. Lots of little quaint towns along the way, many with names I can’t remember. And I may or may not have stopped at a yard sale that I saw along the way. Little country yard sales can yield some great finds, me thinks. I love road trips that aren’t too long but let me play almost, if not all, of my music playlist. Of course, I played many songs over & over, while belting out the tunes. ‘Twas a good time πŸ™‚

  5. Chelsea says:

    She’s so stinkin’ cute Karen! Love her little nose.

    My friend had a baby a few weeks ago who was over 10 lbs at birth! He never got to wear his newborn stuff!

  6. SusanL says:

    What a wonderful post and beautiful baby. Enjoy every minute, it goes so fast.

  7. Melissa says:

    Connor looks just like YOU!!! πŸ’“πŸ˜πŸ’“

  8. Jennifae says:

    Connor Claire looks so sweet and beautiful.
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  9. Pamela Haddad says:

    Wow! Mom (and dad) she is just stunning! Like her mommy. Congratulations!! Enjoy this age of discovery.

  10. Allison C says:

    OMG, she really has grown so fast! She is filling out & is beginning to look like a baby rather than a newborn! What an adorable smile!
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  11. Ruchita says:

    What a little sweetheart! Love that little smile on her face. πŸ™‚

  12. Lulle says:

    All the modelling work with Tabs is already paying off, she looks like a pro with the mysterious smile! She’s so adorable, and I’m really glad you’re enjoying your time with her!
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  13. Kim says:

    She is getting more adorable by the minute, if that’s possible! πŸ™‚

  14. Lorraine says:

    I am so happy for you! That baby is way adorable, it must be so hard to get anything done besides stare at her all day. Glad you are enjoying the bonding time, and that you really appreciate how fleeting it is. It is HARD to appreciate anything if you are overwhelmed and sleep deprived, so take good care of yourself as much as you can. I imagine there are plenty of loving family members wanting to hold her for you, so take them up on the offer. Those new parenting days seem so far away to me, but I remember them still. :::sigh::: sending lots of good wishes…

  15. Annie S. says:

    Ah yes, the bittersweet joy of watching your baby grow up yet wanting to stop time so that she’d remain your cute little one forever.

    Connor is certainly a cutie (takes after Mom and maybe Dad as well). Tabs has trained his charge well and you should give him lots of treats.

    Your post reminded me of that old commercial for Carters baby clothing- If they could just stay little until their Carters wear out. Enjoy your precious girl at whatever stage she is in, time goes by so fast!

    And just in case I don’t leave a reply before May 8th- Happy 1st Mother’s Day!

  16. Mel. B. says:

    She is so cute!! Just wait until she raids your make-up one day.
    Can you imagine?!

  17. Ann B. says:

    She couldn’t be any cuter!

  18. Jae says:

    Errrmahgawd!!! I just love these beautiful pics of Miss Connor. She just keeps getting more and more beautiful! She reminds me of my littlest one and it truly felt like she was that small like yesterday (she’s 17 months now). Enjoy and savor all the firsts you and she share and please continue to take us on your journey because she is just too, too precious! Daughters are truly a gift!! <3

  19. Chris25 says:

    She’s beautiful, Karen! In that first picture she is just radiating kindness and happiness. <333
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  20. So precious!
    My baby boy passed the 10 pounds a week ago, he looks like a little Buddha, and started to smile just yesterday. A very welcome distraction from the lack of sleep these last days.
    As much as I will miss him being all little, it is the best when they grow up. My daughter is two now and watching her go on about her day, talking and laughing melts my heart. Plus she sleeps through the night, very much appreciated.
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  21. Rachel R. says:

    My ovaries barely work any more, but they fluttered at these pictures! It’s hard to believe it’s been 7 weeks since you had here. I wasn’t blessed with any girls, but I hope maybe to have a grand-daughter down the road. Till then, I’ll be squealing at your Connor Claire posts.

    • Rachel R. says:

      *had her
      I’m still sick (viral congestion gave me a secondary bacterial throat and ear infection). Forgive all the typos I’m making on my comments.

  22. She’s such a cutie! I can see how that smile turns you into mush, soooo adorable.
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  23. Fafa says:

    Awwwww😍😍😍 That is amazing! I’m so happy for you and your family Karen 😊❀️

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  25. Sarah says:

    Your Connor posts make me smile! She is such a cutie. Babies are such blessings, aren’t they?

  26. Sara says:

    She’s so sweet! What’s the best advice you have so far as a new mom? I’ve got about 3 weeks left, or any day, who knows!

  27. Beccca says:

    Golly gee Karen, that is THE most beautiful post ever. She is a blessed baby to have you as her mommy!!

  28. Aviva says:

    So cute!!!

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