You have been the absolute perfect addition to our family! We could not have imagined how seamlessly you just would just fit in. Although you’ve only been ours for two months, it’s hard to remember what we were like before you were here! You go with the flow so well, and have just been along for the ride so far!! As an only child, I had no idea what to expect adding a second child to our family. Seeing your brother bond with you is truly so special. You are starting to take an interest in him and always watching what he’s up to now.
It has been a joy to be home with you the last two months soaking up the baby cuddles. So far you are a total mommy’s girl and I just eat it up. You’re sleeping well in the Snoo at night, now waking up to eat only once. We haven’t gotten you into much of a routine yet, it doesn’t seem to bother you though. You’re able to just roll with things so well that we haven’t felt the pressure to get you on a strict schedule. You ride along in your stroller or nap in your car seat for just about anything we want to do! You’re eating about every three hours during the day, going to bed for the night around 10 or 11 and waking up once around 3 for a feeding and back to bed until 6 or 7. We were so thankful that you were a good sleeper pretty much right from the start. You have had no issues with feeding which has also been a blessing (especially knowing there is a formula shortage now). At this point you mostly cry only when you are hungry or sleepy. During the day you want to be held most of the time, and prefer to sleep in someone’s (mommy’s) arms. You nap well throughout the day as long as you’re being held. Around six or seven weeks you started smiling at us which melted us into a big puddle of love. Around nine weeks you flipped from your tummy over onto your back during tummy time.
You are still quite the petite little girl. Finally, wearing newborn diapers and newborn clothes. When you first came home we put you in preemie clothes & diapers because you were such a tiny thing! You are growing so fast and I wish we could slow down time to soak it all up a little longer. You are the happiest cuddliest little one!
Ellis Ann, you have completed our family in the most perfect way! I still can’t believe I have a blue eyed baby girl! I’m often in awe of the life your dad and I have built with two perfect little ones to love! We could not have imagined the joy that fills our home and our lives now. We love you big little one!
1 day old – ready to head home from the hospital – sleeping on Mommy’s chest (where you’ve spent most of the last 2 months!)
1 day old – Meeting Pop Pop and Dadima
1 day old – first stroller ride
2 days old – first trip to the pediatrician
6 lbs 7 oz
2 day old snuggles
2 days old – hanging with Daddy and Brother
3 days old – snuggle bug
3 days old – meeting Aunt Penny (Aunt Jody too!)
4 days old – family time!
4 days old – weight check – 6 lbs 12.4 oz
4 days old – First trip to Costco
5 days old – first trip to the vineyards
5 days old – trying out the bottle
6 days old – exploring downtown
6 days old – lashes for days
7 days old – First Easter
One Week Old – Big Brother keeping watch
8 days old – back to the doctor for an eye infection
10 days old – all the girls snuggled up
11 days old – neighborhood outing
11 days old – snuggling
12 days old – celebratory drinks for everyone
13 days old – watching big brothers swim class
13 days old – the sweetest face
two weeks old – milk drunk
two weeks old – 7.65 pounds
2 weeks old
16 days old – picnicking with Mom and Dad
18 days old – first trip to the grocery store
19 days old – you’re under there, I promise, another vineyard outing
19 days old
20 days old – a little blurry and a lot of love
3 weeks old
3 weeks old – our wild and wonderful family
3 weeks old – Daddy goes back to work
3 weeks old – meeting Grandpa Jack
3 weeks old – out for a spring stroll
3 weeks old – the ABSOLUTE SWEETEST girls!!
3 weeks old – getting a bath
3 weeks old – hanging with Aunt Jody and Bertie
4 weeks old – Celebrating Mother’s Day
4 weeks old
4 weeks old – trying out your chair
Growing this fast is exhausting!
5 weeks old – first tub bath
5 weeks old – the sweetest brother and sister
5 weeks old – your first girls day out
6 weeks old – first baseball game
6 weeks old – out to lunch to meet Aunt Amy
7 weeks old – Mom and Dad’s first night out to celebrate Daddy’s birthday
7 weeks old
7 weeks old – first Memorial Day with your first coordinating outfits
7 weeks old – our little snuggle bug
7 weeks old – Bertie loves snuggling just as much as you
Two months old – so fresh and so clean
and just for fun to see you grow into this GIANT bow!
two months old – wearing Daddy’s outfit