7 Weeks at a Glance

This post is really more for us than anyone else. There was so many images of her first weeks, I thought this would be a good way to share a few (and believe me, this is only a few). So here it is, her first hour through 7th week at a glance.

Her first photo and one about an hour after birth. (birth story and more photos of labor coming soon!)

Dad’s first diaper change.

Can you believe they make diapers this little?

This ring was a gift Grant gave to me during labor. Someday I will give it to her.

Grandma and Grandpa Thurston holding her day 1. They live too far away!

Her first time going outside!

An expression that perfectly describes how it feels to direct other people when taking photos of me with my camera.

Her first time in the office.

Trying to get work done..not very successful.

Our first walk as a family.

She was born like this…with her paw next to her head. Adorable.


Not super happy about her first bath.

Bathtime she now loves…once Mom and Dad figured out how to do it.

Her hair just dries like this most of the time.

Her first time at the beach.

Cousin love!

Major came to visit.

She loves her Papa.

The most gorgeous. The most.

Mandy - Dying. You are amazing! I can’t wait to see and read all about the labor…xoApril 11, 2011 – 4:34 pm

Janet McK - She is beautiful- just like her parents! :) (and I am so jealous of your windows!)April 11, 2011 – 4:39 pm

Julie VanDenBerghe - Oh those were so fun to look at. She is so cute. Isn’t it the best being a mommyApril 11, 2011 – 5:08 pm

Aileen Reilly - I love them all. Gorgeous images Rachel. Can’t wait to see more labor photographs and to read the birth story! You go Mama. You’re doing great.April 11, 2011 – 5:31 pm

Janna - OHHHH MY!!!!!!!!! The best pictures of a newborn. Love these so much. Very nice Rachel! (Admirations from MT :) April 11, 2011 – 5:40 pm

Shayna Proctor - Please be my neighbor when I have a child.April 11, 2011 – 6:08 pm

Melanie - Love her, love her photos. There wasn’t enough in my opinion.
Oh, and luuuurve that gorgeous ring! Grant has great taste. xApril 11, 2011 – 6:23 pm

Shayna Steele - I’m so happy for you guys!!! Amazing pics Rachel and beautiful little family you guys have started!!!! Hope you’re feeling great!
SApril 11, 2011 – 6:29 pm

Lisa - Just when I think you can’t get any more amazing….WoW! And 7 weeks already? Too fast!April 11, 2011 – 6:50 pm

bink & boo - I agree with Mandy you are amazing! These photos are so beautiful, so natural, and filled with love. I love the one your husband took of you “directing” him…classic.

Her little mouth and lips are just so sweet, how do you keep yourself from smooching them all day. She is absolutely beautiful and such personality!April 11, 2011 – 7:07 pm

Rachel - I really was so embarrassed posting SO many photos…thank you all for still liking us even though we are baby obsessed now. Love you all. xxoo.April 11, 2011 – 7:23 pm

Kristy - Rachel, she really is the most gorgeous baby!! She just keeps getting more and more pretty… 7 weeks has gone by so fast. I’d love to see her one day!! Call me on your next visit to the OC!! Lots of love you to you, Grant, and baby Nova. :) April 11, 2011 – 7:50 pm

Caroline Merrell - looks like the 3 of you are doing great and having so much fun. so happy for you! baby nova is perfect! and i really love that she’s not drowning in pink:)April 11, 2011 – 8:00 pm

Lydia - I love these. I don’t think you have to worry about people not LOVING these beautiful photos. So looking forward to the birth story.April 11, 2011 – 8:00 pm

rachel cowan - rach, hope this isn’t creepy but girl crush on you- the photos, the HOUSE, you guys….all just amazing.April 11, 2011 – 9:46 pm

Debbie Allen - Breathtaking…just simply breathtaking..April 12, 2011 – 7:12 am

yan - these gave my heart the best kind of happy. congrats to you guys.April 12, 2011 – 8:14 am

Robyn R.W. - Rachel!! I found this post from a tweet from Tara Whitney and was so surprised to find you!! Huge congrats!! She is just beautiful! And so are you…you always have been! I’m so happy for you!! It was fun to see the pict of your parents…I hope all your family is doing well! Love ya tons an again, congrats on ur beautiful bundle! Robyn rasbandApril 12, 2011 – 8:22 am

julia - probably my favorite post yet. i love the overload!! need to see her again, asap.April 12, 2011 – 8:24 am

tara - I saw these on my phone last night and fell so in love I had to come see them on the big screen iMac today.

So precious, real, soft, sweet, the light, your house, the humor (dad with arms up, open mouth paci).

They are literally – PRECIOUS. Not like ‘oh how precious’ – but as in priceless, timeless, unique.April 12, 2011 – 8:31 am

amber fischer - My little one is now 7 weeks. I have maybe 10 photos of her total. (She’s a 2nd child.) Now I resolve to take MANY MANY more photos of her and our everyday and our home and my firstborn. Thanks for inspiring me to do something that the 40 year old me will be SO GRATEFUL for someday.April 12, 2011 – 11:20 am

Becky - Rachel she is amazing! So beautiful… I can only hope I can capture the moments you have when I hopefully have a child. I have to ask how do you get the shots of you taking walks and stuff when you are all together. Is someone else behind the camera?

She is beeeautiful! I can’t wait to see the pictures from her birth day!April 12, 2011 – 11:36 am

Lindsay - May I applaude you for getting so many pictures with YOU and her. She’ll cherish those one day. Usually the photographer stays behind the camera. :) Good job! The photographs are amazing. And I really want to squeeze her cheeks (the ones on her face).April 12, 2011 – 12:08 pm

Kirsten - She is so precious…motherhood really is the best.April 12, 2011 – 8:09 pm

noelle - and yet it still wasn’t enough photos!! she really is the most beautiful baby. even i miss her tiny, day old body. how can you stand it? sometimes i look at my babies who are no longer babies and want to yell out, “okay! everybody, FREEZE!”April 12, 2011 – 9:22 pm

Mandy - Ok. I’m in a sugar comma. You guys are way too cute. Sweet Nova needs a website dedicated to her, cause she’s a show stopper. I saw your ring in first image and thought someone got a push present…and I was rite, Grants a dream, and you deserve it:-)Ha, gorgious & thanks for sharing all the behind the scene shots made my day.April 14, 2011 – 10:12 am