Her photo was published in OK Magazine today and so we have the all-clear to post about our baby bunny love, Aurelia Nancy Courtney!
Baby Aurelia is already 6 months old, and keeping her secret has been torture (although I think most of you realized that she was already here). I’ve been dropping hints for months. If you remember, I basically dropped off the radar in late October. Aurelia’s due date was October 27th but she wasn’t born until November 9th. You’ll have to watch next Tuesday’s finale of Newlyweds to hear more about my birth story, but it was a doozy.
I know that some readers have abandoned me: after all, blogging is about feeding the beast, and I went from posting once a day to damn-near only once a month. But allow me to set the scene, if you will: I’m 8 months pregnant, I sell my 3rd book Wisteria, and now I’m expected to finish an entire book AND keep a ravenous, every-three-hours-waking, helpless, needy newborn alive. And breastfeed. And nourish myself so my baby isn’t just getting pasta juice. And sleep. And be a wife. And not lose my bloody mind. And blog. Oh, yeah: and be camera-ready and film a reality show.
Those first few months sucked. There’s no way around it.
Luckily, there was light at the end of the tunnel. Aurelia is THE MOST AMAZING BABY. She’s sweet and happy and alert and chubby and has better hair than any Hollywood celebrity. Oh, and…
SHE SLEEPS ELEVEN HOURS A NIGHT. Praise sweet baby Jesus HALLELUJAH.
I have to wait until the Newlyweds: The First Year season finale this Tuesday to post and share more: weirdly, we only have the go-ahead for this OK Magazine photo. But I cannot wait to tell you guys everything–and I mean everything–after the finale. (In the meantime, check our more about how we named her and my delivery fears on the Bravo website.)
Thanks for sharing in our little family’s journey! We love and appreciate you all!
xoxo, Erik, Nadine, and Aurelia