Our Baby Girl is Here!

She’s Here!

Last Sunday my husband and I met and welcomed our baby girl. It was something we were looking forward to and tried our best to prepare for, but nothing can prepare you for the actual moment. We’re happy to report that she’s in great shape and she’s already growing up so quickly.

To say it’s been a busy week would be a huge understatement. We’re so grateful and happy to have friends and family helping us make this big transition, but it’s still exciting/exhausting/joyful.

I’ll have posts up on Couple Money, but the schedule will be a lighter than usual for the next week or two. I’m just wrapped up with getting to know our daughter 🙂

Congrats to the Living Large Winner

This week I hosted a contest for Clark Howard’s new book Living Large in Lean Times. It’s a great book and I was happy to be given an opportunity to pick a Couple Money reader to get a free copy. Congrats to College Investor for winning!

Personal Finance Posts to Catch Up On

If you have some free time this weekend and want some tips and information for your finances, be sure to read some of these wonderful posts.

I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did. I also recommend checking out my blogroll to pick up some great personal finance blogs to follow. Please also let me know what are some of your favorite blogs that you enjoy reading on a regular basis.

Have fun this weekend with your family and try to stay cool!



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  • Echo Aug 6, 2011, 11:19 am

    Congrats Elle, she’s beautiful!

  • krantcents Aug 6, 2011, 11:27 am

    Congratulations. Enjoy the moment, they grow up quickly!

  • Financial Samurai Aug 6, 2011, 11:28 am

    Congrats on a smooth and healthy delivery! I’m always SO NERVOUS for all women who give birth. It’s truly a miracle what women can do. Congrats again!


  • The Saved Quarter Aug 6, 2011, 12:37 pm

    HUGE congratulations on your beautiful new daughter! Get lots of rest and enjoy these newborn days – you’re already learning that they pass so fast!

  • TodayForward Aug 6, 2011, 1:16 pm

    Congratulations! It’s been several years since we welcomed in our youngest, but the memories of those crazy moments in the hospital will be there forever. Enjoy your quite time as they go by so fast.

  • Little House Aug 6, 2011, 2:35 pm

    Congratulations! She’s adorable. Get lots of rest and enjoy your time with your new baby.

  • Car Negotiation Coach Aug 6, 2011, 4:37 pm

    That’s fantastic, congrats Elle! Girls are so much fun! We just passed the one year mark and it’s been such a great time.

  • Mom's Plans Aug 6, 2011, 10:22 pm

    She is just adorable! I miss the new baby stage (though not the lack of sleep that goes with it). 🙂 Enjoy your time together.

  • Dana Aug 7, 2011, 11:10 am

    Congratulations on your new baby daughter! She’s beautiful!! Definitely enjoy this baby stage as it passes so so quickly….

  • Amanda L Grossman Aug 7, 2011, 8:54 pm

    How precious!!!! Congratulations.

  • 20 and Engaged Aug 7, 2011, 9:27 pm

    Congratulations Elle, and welcome to mommyhood! Your baby is beautiful 🙂

  • Beckey & Jeff Aug 8, 2011, 1:22 am

    Congratulations to you and your family! She is beautiful!
    We welcomed our daughter into the world on 08/05/11.

  • Jeff @ Sustainable life blog Aug 8, 2011, 12:19 pm


  • Khaleef @ KNS Financial Aug 8, 2011, 1:32 pm

    Congratulations Elle! She is so beautiful!!!

  • Kasey @CheckAdvantage Aug 8, 2011, 2:10 pm

    Way to go Elle! Your baby girl looks really cute.

    Remember…sleep when she’s sleeping, and blog when she’s blogging.

  • Evan Aug 8, 2011, 3:37 pm

    CONGRATS! She is so cute…and I have an older (8 month old) guy to set her up when the time comes lol

  • Squirrelers Aug 8, 2011, 8:23 pm

    Congratulations! She looks like a beautiful baby. All the best to you and your family during this special, exciting time!

  • Kay Lynn @ Bucksome Boomer Aug 8, 2011, 9:30 pm

    Elle, she is so gorgeous! Congratulations to you and your husband. Let me know if you need anything.

    P.S. Thanks for the link love!

  • Get Out of Debt Guy Aug 8, 2011, 10:01 pm

    She is preciously lovely.

    Remember all those birthing skills for the next time you have writers block on the site. Push-Push.

    I can’t wait to read your new posts about how the special arrival alters the financial outlook.

  • Roger, the Amateur Financier Aug 9, 2011, 3:49 pm

    Congratulations! She looks beautiful, and I’m sure she’ll bring much joy and gladness into your life. Have a great time getting to know her, and learning everything you can about her!

  • Jesse Aug 11, 2011, 5:56 pm

    Congrats! I’m so excited for you guys!

  • Emily Aug 12, 2011, 10:49 am

    Congratulations! Enjoy her (and the first few months where they are oblivious…).

  • Harri @ TotallyMoney Aug 19, 2011, 9:48 am

    Huge congratulations! She is absolutely gorgeous.

  • Penny Frugalista Aug 24, 2011, 12:59 pm

    Just saw the news — congratulations! Enjoy that little one!