Introducing

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Introducing: Hayden Arthur Howe

Born: Monday August 27th, 2012 9:20 am

Stats: 8 pounds, 20 inches

Sweet, happy and healthy.

We are in love.

We’ve survived our first night at home, always a scary thing for me, and we are spending a lot of time together, trying to get to know each other.  I’m holding him a lot, even when we sleep, something sadly, I’ve never really done before with either of my other two.    I am still trying to find the right balance here on this space, of keeping it a style blog dedicated to my love of all things style related, but also keeping it real and honest. Eventually I’d like to find a way to meld the two, so I don’t feel like I’m splitting personalities, but until then I wrote an honest account of the last few days since delivery on my family blog Four Flights of Fancy, and I touch on a bit of the PPD that I have dealt with in the past, and how I hope to deal with it this time around.  Follow the link to read about it over there.

I’ll be back slowly over the next few days and weeks.  Thank you for your thoughts and well wishes, here and on Instagram.  I truly appreciate it.



Andrea Howe

Andrea is the founder of For The Love Of, a lifestyle blog dedicated to approachable, modern living. She writes about style, her love of DIY, and living a healthier life through wholesome, nutritious cooking. She is also a regular contributor at Babble. Get in touch: Facebook, Twitter You can find Andrea on Instagram @andreavhowe and @gwynethmademedoit

  • whoorl says:

    Love love love. So happy for you, Andrea!

  • Nicole says:

    This is a great post! Very honest.

  • georgia says:

    I think all mothers and future mothers could benefit from your adventures of making postpartum phase stylish ;)

    I found it took about 12-15 months to feel again something vaguely similar to my previous self… and recover from weaning depression…

    Trying for a bit of style is always good :)
    You look amazing and Hayden is gorgeous :)
    Congratulations & God bless your family!

    Georgia

    p.s. Love baby’s name

  • Carly says:

    congratulations…he is beautiful!
    we welcomed Preston 2 days later…exact same measurements, too funny!
    Enjoy him…
    relishing the chaos of two lil ones…
    Best to you!
    C

  • Deirdre says:

    So I took a hiatus from blog writing (and reading) this past month to wrap my head around some things that I was dealing with, so I apologize for the late congratulations.

    Hayden — what a beautiful name for a beautiful baby. I am so thrilled for you and your family!

    XOXO

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