Ryan's first weeks of life.

How would it feel to to be a newborn again??
Eat, sleep and poop:)
He lives the life I tell you.
LOVE my handsome boys!
First bath.
First time in his crib. awww little one!
Just when I thought I couldn't love him more than I already do....
Daddy mommy, little one.

Grandma giving Ryan his first baths:)

Ry's favorite time to party is at 3 AM haha

There truly is nothing sweeter.
My mom stayed with us for a week,
she cleaned, cooked, and did everything, she was amazing.

Ryan is doing so good with breastfeeding.
We are getting the hang of it:)
He loves the car.
We put him in the carseat and we know he will be out and asleep within seconds.
I think he sleeps 22 hours a day,
and the 2 hours he is awake is at 3 AM:)
His favorite time of the day, (along with mine)
is when his daddy gets home.
He loves to be held and cuddled.... So we spend about 12 hours a day doing that together:)
His little cry makes me cry, and his frowny face is just the sweetest thing in the world.
His little clothes are still huge on him... so he rocks a onesie every day.:)
He keeps Aaron and I entertained for hours, we can just sit there and watch him,
and everything new he does is like Christmas morning and we have to pull out the camera.

He has completely stolen my heart.
Every morning I wake up to these beautiful eyes.
He is just cutest little thing in the world.
I feel so blessed to be his mom.

He just had his 2 week check up..
I'm praying time slows down because he is already growing up too fast!

Karina Marie Powell


  1. oh my gosh. he is so beautiful!! oh what a sweet little man. love these pictures. oh i love babbbiieesss!:)

  2. Congratulations Karina! He seriously is one of the most adorable babies I've seen! Kind of makes me baby hungry.. kind of! :)

  3. goodness.. he is a beautiful little baby!!

  4. He is so sweet! And please tell me you are not ALREADY back into your pre-preg jeans???

  5. Such a sweet post! I have an unrelated question that I'm hoping you will answer. I love the top in your first pic on this post. Would you mind sharing where you got it? (You could write a fashion blog!) You look great and your baby is adorable.

    1. I'm so sorry I'm just getting back to you! That shirt is from Abercombie! Ha sometimes you can find cute deals in there:) You are a sweetheart! Thank you! xo

    2. I meant to tell you thank you for responding! You are so darling. I would love to see you do some outfit posts. You always look so put together. Love it!


    3. Thank you! You always look so put together and polished. I would seriously love it if you would do some outfit posts or just include in your cute photos where you shop. You have great style and a darling baby!


  6. Karina...you look AMAZING! No WAY would I ever guess you just had an eight pound baby!! And Ryan...there are just no words. He is the most precious newborn I have ever seen...and I have three nephews so I really shouldn't be saying that :). I'm glad you guys are doing well and adjusting! We live so close (as in minutes from each other!) that I think we should definitely have a lunch date at some point when you're feeling up to it....just an idea :). I'd love to meet you and sweet baby Ry!!

  7. Precious! And they really do live the life. I gave my nephew a shirt that said that.."This is the life"

  8. hi there!! newest follower to your amazing blog! oh my gosh - ryan is sooo unbelievably perfect and darling. i looove him! so happy i stumbled here... you have a beautiful family.

  9. what great photos -- and you don't even look like you had a baby -- jealous! haha xo


  10. He is absolutely darling! Congratulations Karina! I'm so happy for you!