Monday, February 7, 2011

Grandma's Visit

My mom left Saturday after staying with us just over a week.  When she arrived the Friday before, the weather was 78 and sunny.  It was gorgeous.  She was here for our ice storm and there was still ice on the ground when she left Saturday.  The weather here has been crazy.  The kids were out of school 4 days last week.  I'm not complaining about that because that's less pay I am docked while being off.  :)

It was definitely sad when Barry and my mom left for the airport Saturday morning.  I was sitting on the couch feeding Ellie and we said our goodbyes.  I love my life in Texas, but I so hate living so far from my family!  We have a vacation planned with my family this summer.  We've rented a house on Lake Michigan for a week.  I can't wait.  Although I think Ellie will need a grandma visit before then. 

When Ellie was born she weighed 6lbs 13 ounces.  At our one week well visit she was up to 7lbs 4.5oz.  We braved the roads on Thursday to take her to her two week well visit and she is already up to 8lbs 3.5oz.  I tell ya this girl loves to eat!!  She takes about 4 ounces of formula every 4 hours. 

She is a great sleeper!  I'm almost hesitant to type that because I know it could change so easily, but right now she makes us happy during the night.  She is finally sleeping in her cradle and pack and play.  At first she wanted nothing to do with them.  We could only get her to sleep in her swing.  While she still LOVES her swing, she also seems to love her cradle and does fine in the pack and play too. 

Sam has become pretty protective of her.  If she's been sleeping what he thinks is too long, he'll go peek overe the top of her cradle and check on her.  It's super sweet.  He loves to come look at her while she's eating or we are holding her.  I felt bad in the beginning because he was pretty sad.  He wasn't getting as much attention as he did before.  But, we've made sure to give him time and he's really settled in pretty well. 

Here are some pics from my mom's visit.

Grandma getting to hold Ellie for the first time!

Have a great week!

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Courtney said...

Don't you just love watching your mom hold and love on your baby? It's the best!!

A said...

so precious!!

Faith said...

Awww, so sweet! I know how you feel - we are in Arizona and ALL our family is in MI. And there is NO way in heck I am flying with 2 babies for a very long time, so we don't get much family time. It's sad. I'm glad she is eating and sleeping so well...Jax did too at first. Just enjoy it...if it stays, yay! If not, you'll be well rested to deal with! Take care!

Ashley said...

She is so precious! Love all her hair and I love the name Ellie! =)

Andrea said...

She's adorable and I know you loved having your mom for a visit. And what fun you all are going to have this summer on lake Michigan! I can't wait to see those pictures in the future :)


S.I.F. said...

That is some SERIOUS weather shifts! I mean, wow!!

So glad your mom got this time with Elle, and that you all got this time together! She truly is just beautiful! And growing like a champ! I love it!

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