white_lightning so we've been Parents now for 8 long/short days and this is a lot of our life right now: one of us napping while the other is awake with the bb or both of us sneaking a nap while my parents are with Zephyr in the other room. We're already laughing at the week-ago versions of ourselves with a 1 day old baby in the hospital room like 😧😬 because even though we still feel all those emotions at least now we both can change diapers in the dark and i have my breastfeeding setup/routine down. feels like progress! taking it one day at a time and today was pretty good 4h
  •   edgecakes sleep is overrated anyway! love yous xx 4h
  •   pamlynnejr It's gets easier with every passing day. At some point he will stop being that unpredictable creature and a rhythm will form. You learn each other's ways. It's pretty cool but intense. My son is 4 months and it's starting to feel more and more natural. Good luck and enjoy. 4h
  •   ohokwhatevs My lifesaver with both babes was always swaddling and a white noise machine. They slept so much I had to watch them breathing sometimes. Enjoy it because it goes by so so fast. @white_lightning 3h
  •   kammaclaire You got it! It's amazing what a difference each week makes. 3h
  •   wonderishmama That is huge progress!! You are nailing it 2h
  •   georgiakral Very lucky bfing came easily! 2h
  •   emsmcinnes Aw. In hindsight this time is just magic. You are on another planet. Just your lil fam in the universe. 2h
  •   andreagentl Savor it. It flies. Xx 39min

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white_lightning A week alive seems like a good time to be introduced to positive male role models in film #DianeCourtWhoa #ZephyrJamesOlson 9h

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white_lightning I can't really post pix of anything else right now because i dont DO anything else right now. but I mean...LOOK AT THIS GUY 1d

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white_lightning ️matching hoodies + matching tiredface #ZephyrJamesOlson #NewDadShit 2d

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white_lightning 6 days postpartum. Exactly a week ago from right now we left for the hospital for me to be induced overnight, WILD. never has a week been so unbelievably long and fast all at once.
no makeup, hands and feet still bloated from all the inducement IV fluids and my hair is now a weird shag apparently. BUT we found out Zef is almost back to birth weight and that my breastfeeding/milk situation is vv productive which were the only 2 things I cared about today so HUzzaH. #ZephyrJamesOlson #NewMomShit
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  •   easkirkland you look incredible! #werq 1d
  •   thenik Yay! 1d
  •   scarletbegonia27 Go boooooooobs go! 1d
  •   _kati Ok a week into being a mom and your bangs remain flawless! 1d
  •   poppy_von_frohlich The best! I keep checking in on you IG to see how your new little fam is doing. Congratulations, this mother thing is crazy!! 1d
  •   mishamishapp You are amazing, powerful and beautiful! 23h
  •   ___annama___ Breastfeeding is a rollercoaster run but I guarantee it's worth it. So good for the baby and so sweet for the mummy! Hang in there! Lots of hugs from Orso's Mum 17h
  •   yokoogibraan Love you beautiful! 8h

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white_lightning your daily Zephyrgram, brought to you by this morning's family hang (that included a reading of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie) and this 1:15 feeding 🏻🏻🍼 #ZephyrJamesOlson 3d

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white_lightning 4 days alive. we had a lewk today for a trip to see the pediatrician but other than that it's just jammers for me and Z. we'll get there. it's rough out here in new parentville guys 😬 but thank you for every email, text, comment and voicemail to everyone who has reached out to us since Saturday. figuring out this new life and will be getting back to everyone in time 🏼#ZephyrJamesOlson 4d

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white_lightning i went outside today for the first time since Friday and Zephyr went outside for the first time ever I am so happy to be home...the 2nd night of life is no joke my friends. They finally realize WAIT THIS IS NOT MY BEAUTIFUL HOUSE and kiiiinda freak out 😬 but now he's chill as hell so many emotions and not even 48 hours breathing air #ZephyrJamesOlson OH AND: THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE for all the love and well wishes !!!!we are overwhelmed with love and exhaustion and everything in between 6d
  •   lovedua @white_lightning pm sent! 5d
  •   bridgetron @white_lightning you need to write an article about child birth now for all of us non mothers. I'd love to hear your insight & perspective of it all! 5d
  •   jenbucket Congratulations!! 5d
  •   valchillmer Little legend! Congrats!! 4d
  •   bleubird I missed that you had the baby!!! Congrats mama! So well done. Adorable! 4d
  •   bunsonhoneydew He's gorgeous, congratulations! 4d
  •   niclaztom @white_lightning so very happy for you, he is precious and yours forever , it's the coolest thing in the world. With that name and face he is destined for greatness 2d
  •   melinabee Congrats so much. Precious 4h

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white_lightning how do I stop posting baby photos when this is what I look at all day????? 2 of the 3 loves of my life ️ can't wait til we go home so oskie can join the family love piles #ZephyrJamesOlson 7d

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white_lightning I MADE THIS. still so tripped out. birth is completely crazy and I mostly thought it was great. Nurses are truly goddesses (and gods) that walk among us. Our birth nurses were goofy funny cheerleaders that had essential oils and cool washcloths and we played music the whole time (Zephyr almost came out to Tom Petty but he wanted to be born to Led Zeppelin instead). Can't believe i made a person and I pushed him out and now i'm his MOM. WILD TIMES !!! #ZephyrJamesOlson 1w
  •   aprildawnnn Tangerine, tangerine, living reflection... Of a dream 7d
  •   yiayiarena Congratulations !! Koukla , Im so happy for the both of you . Your little one is beautiful Nouna 7d
  •   janashea Drink in these first days and weeks... they fly by so fast. My little guy just turned 21 months today and that seems so impossible. I remember the AWE of meeting him. It keeps getting more amazing. Congrats again! I love the name too - it was our second choice (we went with Zane). 6d
  •   ltrots YOU DID IT!!!! 6d
  •   ginapaoladesign In the same boat and feel like omgee nurses are GODDESSES INDEED ! Congrats - you little is 4d
  •   efeldheim @katietilson you didn't mention the baby had a sailthru name 3d
  •   wanderingme Congratulations!!! I've never been so happy for someone I don't know. You will be an excellent parent to this sweet little guy 1d

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white_lightning good news you guys, WE MADE A PERFECT HUMAN Zephyr James Olson was born last night around 11 PM. 7lb 3oz of perfect bb ️ welcome to the universe my little Aquarius dreamboat 1w

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white_lightning bedside view: eating satsumas in bed watching the thanksgiving ep of Gilmore Girls (I forgot it starts with Lorelai + Rory watching Grey Gardens 🏼) 1w

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white_lightning just scrubbed down the whole kitchen and thought there was nothin left to attack but look at this goddamn table! DUST, MY CONSTANT COMPANION / MY MORTAL ENEMY 1w

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white_lightning a giant box of the most amazing gifts for bb boy arrived today from Brooklyn thank you Aunt Dre + Uncle AB!!! 2w

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white_lightning it's sunny and warm today and I needed to get outside ️ so we had lunch at Outerlands and walked on Ocean Beach. we brought Bean along at the last minute even though he is T E R R I F I E D of the ocean. this was our view as we stood in the waves and looked back, a tiny speck of a pup waiting for us on the dunes like this #oskiebeans 2w
  •   thenik What?!? Jiggapotamus is completely horrified of the ocean too 2w
  •   white_lightning @thenik he got clobbered by a wave in bolinas a couple years ago and now he is DESPERATELY TERRIFIED of the pcean AND pools its so sad! i feel like its sposed to be a joy for puppers!!! 2w
  •   thenik @white_lightning Oh poor Bean! We're not sure Jiggs story. We were living on the water (Pacific) when we rescued him and he was like NOPE from day one with us. 2w
  •   thenik PS. I'm checking insta WAY more often these dad to see if it's bb time! 🏻 2w

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white_lightning my life as numbers right now: day 2 of maternity leave, 39 weeks 2 days preg, 5 days til due date, so many days of anxiety. I reorganized the pantry, thought about putting my clothes away in the guest room/my closet, took a bunch of lemons off our tree, made this tablescape w said lemons, cried about the highway sloth, have become a snapchat monster, made cornbread and am about to start prepping a braised meat situation. I am kind of a great housewife and a really impatient almost-mom. 2w

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white_lightning I loved the aquarium so much today this guy was cleaning the glass walls with a tiny square of paper towel and gave the fish a head of broccoli and a frenzy ensued. We saw jellies and enormous weird fish and an albino alligator named Claude. 🐊 2w

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white_lightning we went to the aquarium (if my water breaks who'll even know) 🐋🐊 2w

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white_lightning naked ladies and custom kicks 🏼 sneakers are all i can wear comfortably right now so I'm trying to embrace it #39weeks 2w

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white_lightning how long after your Christmas tree is gone does your house stop feeling kinda naked???? ps have become obsesssssed with @AColorStory to edit photos, even better than my beloved afterlight o m g ? 2w

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