Thursday, October 10, 2013

Elana - 1 Month

Elana is now 5 weeks old.  

She is sleeping in her crib at night, but still wakes up every 3-4 hours to eat.

She is getting much more alert, especially from about 8pm-12am.

She loves to lie on the floor and watch all that is going on around her.

She spends most of tummy time trying to roll over (which she has accomplished a few times).

Ellie is eating around 3-4 ounces every 3 hours.  She nurses most of the time, but has had two bottles of breast milk and did really well with it with no confusion.

She has smiled at daddy many times, but I finally got my smile yesterday and it brought tears to my eyes.

Ellie loves to be held and cuddled, and usually only likes to lie on one side or the other, not on her back.

We are getting more used to Ellie's sounds, facial expressions, and preferences.  She is so perfect!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Life with a newborn

I forgot how life is with a new baby, but I was quickly reminded of the foggy feeling from interrupted sleep and the increased amount of laundry that accumulates at rapid rates, and the spit up, and the diapers, but most of all, the cuteness.  

As I'm trying to adjust to my new life with two children, I haven't used my camera much, but between the small amount of photos I've taken with my camera and my phone, you can see how our life has been the past four weeks with a new baby.

There has been a lot of holding Miss Ellie.  She loves to be held by anyone.

At first Elana did not like her car seat, but she's getting more acquainted with it and is, dare I say, somewhat fond of it now.

We've tried to soak up as much time with Emmy as possible and not allow her to feel left out.  The weather has been phenomenal lately so we've spent a lot of time playing with her outside.

We've also spend a lot of time with family.  Emmy loves going to her cousins' house to play and the cousins love little Ellie.

Of course, there is lots of sleeping incorporated in Ellie's day.  I wish I could say the same for everyone else.

But, she is getting more alert during her awake times...

 Even if they are during the middle of the night and then our mornings look like this.


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