Welcome to the World

Emma Larkin-20

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 was undoubtedly the best day of our lives.

At 6:07 a.m., we welcomed Emma Catherine Larkin–weighing seven pounds, 15 ounces–into the world.

Life will never be the same.

Our whole worlds have been turned upside-down, in the most wonderful way possible. It’s as if nothing else matters; only her. The love we have for her is indescribable… and we’ve truly spent the last four days simply staring at her in awe. How is it possible to love someone this much?

I have so much to share, but I’m utterly exhausted. ;) So for now, I’m going to leave you with some of my favorite photos–some from the hospital photographer and some from our iPhones–of our first couple of days with our daughter.

Little Emma, we love you more than anything!

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  • Veronica

    Oh my goodness…Baby Emma is absolutely stunning!!! Congrats to you both! What an incredible blessing. Enjoy your little miracle!

  • Cailyn Jade Howard

    Emma is BEAUTIFUL! She literally looks a little like you and Mitch both. I’ve been waiting so long for this and I can’t wait to read more about your journey – I’m almost 24 weeks so I’ll be waiting for lots of tips from you! :) CONGRATS again! Get some rest, I’m sure you need it!

  • miranda brahja

    “Life will never be the same” you are right Kelly, Congratulations to you both! Emma, the baby girl is for sure so wonderfull, so beautifull, God Bless You,
    enjoy your magnificent moment.

  • Anne [A Squared]

    Kelly, congratulations– Emma is beautiful! She and Hannah will have to have a playdate. :)

  • YAY YAY YAY!!! Emma is GORGEOUS and you two look so happy!! Sending all of my love and prayers your way! You two will be the BEST parents!!
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  • Kim Henrichs

    Congrats!! She is a beauty :)

  • She is precious in every way! That little hat is darling. Congrats to both of you :)

  • Sara Mendoza

    She is beautiful!!!!! YAY, Noodle has a sister:) Congratulations!!!

  • Alyson Cruse

    Oh my goodness congrats!!! She is absolutely precious, and that little dress that you have her in in the last picture is so adorable! Ahhh I can’t wait for the mommy daughter fashion photos!!!
    Alyson | My Life as Alyson

  • She is just so beautiful! I can’t wait to meet her! Congratulations to you guys – Bob and I are so incredibly happy for you!!!

  • Olivia Tennant

    This post is perfection! The name is beautiful, and so is she! So happy for you guys, congratulations! Can’t wait to see more of her in posts soon! Enjoy your amazing family time, so so happy for you all! :)


  • Alyssa Thomas

    Sweet little Emma!! Congratulations Larkins!!

  • A huge congrats! I love all the photos and the name you chose! So adorable. :) Hope you can get some rest, but I’m sure even if you don’t for a bit you’ll be more than happy <3

  • Esraa Bassiouny
  • Sarah T.

    Congrats to the Larkin Family! Thank you for letting us be apart of this journey!

  • Oh my goodness, congratulations! Emma is such a cutie!


  • Christian Campbell

    Congratulations! So excited for you and your growing family! She’s beautiful!

  • She’s absolutely precious! Congratulations Kelly and Mitch :)

  • Sarah

    Oh my goodness, she is so cute! Congrats to you both, love the idea to take pictures there like you did! You look great!


  • CONGRATULATIONS!! So so so happy for you and Mitch – your little family is perfect!

  • Congratulations to both of you, Emma is perfect!!

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  • Paula Kozich Ganong

    Such a beautiful little girl! Congratulations!

  • Paula Kozich Ganong

    Such a beautiful little girl! Congratulations!

  • Congrats Kelly! She is so beautiful. Love the name. I actually see a lot of your dad in Emma!!


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  • Susan

    Congratulations Kelly and Mitch! Emma Catherine is just precious. I cannot wait to hear all about her arrival. Enjoy every single moment with your new beautiful girl.

  • Tiffany

    She is beautiful! Congrats!

  • Tiffany

    She is beautiful! Congrats!

  • What a cute little peanut!! Congrats you guys ❤️❤️

  • Oh my goodness. She is PRECIOUS!! Look at those chubby cheeks! Congratulations, Kelly & Mitch! I can’t get over how cute she is. Welcome to the world Emma!! You sure have a lot of people excited to have finally “met” you!

  • Allie

    What a beauty! Congrats! Welcome Emma.

  • Allie

    What a beauty! Congrats! Welcome Emma.

  • Rebecca

    Those cheeks!!! What a beautiful baby! Congrats and enjoy those newborn snuggles!!

  • Rebecca

    Those cheeks!!! What a beautiful baby! Congrats and enjoy those newborn snuggles!!

  • My heart is overjoyed for you and Mitch! Emma is just beautiful and y’all are going to be such amazing parents! Sending lots of love to all 4 of you (noodle included!)

  • OMG, she’s so cute!! Congratulations Kelly!

  • Oh my goodness! She is absolutely beautiful!! Your hearts must be so full. Many congratulations are in order! You and Mitch will be wonderful parents, enjoy the ride!

  • omg I’m beyond excited for you guys! And let’s be real, most babies are not this cute when they’re born but omg she’s beyond beyond beautiful already! So precious!

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  • amyorion

    Congratulations to you both!!!

  • Col

    Beautiful, adorable, sweet, tiny, and perfect! Congratulations!

  • Carly A. Heitlinger

    OMG! Kelly! She is an absolute DOLL! Congratulations, what a gift!


  • Kelly she’s the most beautiful baby I’ve ever seen!!! Congratulations to you and Mitch, sending all my love xo!

  • Maya McDonald

    YAY YAY YAY! The world is so excited to have her! I can’t wait to see baby Emma again soon! xx

  • Maya McDonald

    YAY YAY YAY! The world is so excited to have her! I can’t wait to see baby Emma again soon! xx

  • Kelly!! She is precious! I’m so excited for you and Mitch and can’t wait to meet little Emma, she’s perfect!

  • Alecia Mariana

    Just precious! Congrats!!


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  • kelsey

    She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to the both of you! Emma is a lucky girl to have parents like you two. Can’t wait for more pictures to come!
    xoxo, kelsey

  • So precious! Congratulations :)

  • Kelly

    Congratulations, Kelly! Your daughter is absolutely beautiful. My due date is tomorrow (!!!) with my first, and I’ve loved reading all your pregnancy-related posts since we are nearly bump buddies. I teared up when I read this announcement!

  • Emma’s so cute :) It just brings tears to my eyes. Congratulations!!!

  • So many chills!!! She is SO beautiful, Kelly. I couldn’t be happier for you and Mitch! I can’t wait to meet her :)

  • So many chills!!! She is SO beautiful, Kelly. I couldn’t be happier for you and Mitch! I can’t wait to meet her :)

  • mevans91

    wow wow wow
    she looks like your dad kelly.
    My daughter (now 22 tomorrow!) is Abby Catherine.
    Pretty close.
    Congrats she’s precious!

  • Welcome to the world, little Emma! So happy for you and Mitch (and puppy sister Noodle)!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  • Angela @ WittyAspirations.com

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!

  • Awwww, congratulations to you and Mitch, Kelly! Your little miracle is here and she is beautiful.

  • What a cutie!! I read 15 ounces as 15 pounds and almost cried for you! haha

  • khaliah

    Oh my gosh I just cant. Congrads on baby Emma she is gorgeous