Thursday, February 17, 2011

Update and Professional Pictures

I have the best intentions about blogging, but just can't seem to get it together enough to actually do it. I'm just soaking up every single minute at home with Ellie. When I even think about going back to work I feel sick. Thankfully I'll be home for 8 weeks. I'm almost half though though and I can't believe it. Time is flying by so quickly.

When Ellie was born she weighed 6lbs 13oz. When we took her to her first appt she was 7lbs 4.5oz. At her two week check up, she was 8lbs 3.5oz. She turned a month old on Tuesday and I'm curious what she weighs now.

Ellie is eating 3-4oz of formula every 3-4 hours. She is a very good eater and doesn't spit up much at all.

The swing is still Ellie's favorite! She can tolerate the bouncy seat for a bit, but mostly because she loves looking up at the birds that hang from it. She will lay on her activity mat and look at the lights and other objects forever! She loves might soon replace the swing as her favorite. She also does really well with tummy time. She's been lifting her head and turning it while we burp her since the first week we brought her home. So she does well with that during tummy time too.

Sam has become quite protective of Ellie. When she cries he gets to her before I can sometimes. After he's been outside, he'll come in and go right to her and check her out to make sure she's OK. He's actually done better than we could have hoped so far! It's really quite sweet.

We have kept Ellie in at the advice of our pediatrician because of all the flu and RSV. I did take her out today for the first time other than doctor appointments just for a quick trip to S0nic! It's been absolutely beautiful here this week with temps in the 70's and I needed a diet cherry c0ke.

We had professional pictures done a couple weeks ago and got them back from the photographer last week. I just haven't had time to put them on here yet.

Here's our girl at 3 weeks old. She's already changed SOOOO much since these were taken.

Up next I need to write about the gifts my sweet bloggy friend Deni sent me.  She's a bow making genius too!  Hoping to do that soon as baby girl is waking up now.

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Deni said...

Oh I just love her and all of her 'hair jazz' as I like to call it! She is beautiful and you should be soaking up every second!!! (oh and sending me great websites!) Love!!!!

S.I.F. said...

Your photographer did an incredible job, and she is truly just so so so beautiful! Love her!!

A said...

those pictures are AMAZING!! you must be one proud mama!!

Rob & Lindsey said...

She's so perfect!!! I get so excited for you everytime I read you posts!!! Keep enjoying every single moment with her!!

Leslie Clay said...

She is beautiful and the pictures are wonderful. Thankyou for sharing!

twondra said...

Awww, she is soooo precious!

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Katie said...

She is so beautiful! I am so excited about the wonderful adventure you have before a family of three! Adoption is such a wonderful blessing!

Julie said...

She is absolutely delicious. They do change DAILY!! Sometimes you just want time to stand still!!

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