Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

 from two ballerinas, a pumpkin and Spiderman!

Here are my four little pumpkins!

Friday, October 18, 2013


Happy birthday Gabby Girl!

You are funny and sweet, motherly, and a little devious.


We love you munchkin!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Two Weeks

Baby Girl is two weeks old.  I know that colic could still hit, but I have to say she has been an awesome baby.  She doesn't  sleep through the night, of course, but she sleeps at night.  Other than the night we spent in the hospital we have gotten a decent amount of sleep each night.  With a fourth baby, this is a truly wonderful blessing.

This week she got her first 'real' bath.  We hadn't planned to give it just yet because her belly button wasn't quite sealed up yet, but she had a major diaper blowout, so we had an emergency sink bath!  We just kept the water low for her.

Her Daddy gets kisses.

She wore her pretty pink shoes to church.

Her siblings loved on her lots.

I took her to the pediatrician this morning and she is weighing in at exactly 8 lbs.  The nurse originally measured her at 19 1/2 inches (1/4 of an inch shorter than the hospital measurement).  She remeasured when I joked about the baby shrinking, and the new measurement was 20 1/2 inches.  It is really hard to know, since they pull their little legs up so hard at this point.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

First Week Home

Some how we've been home for a week already.

The big kids adore their newest sister.  Enough of the new has worn off that I can walk away for a couple of seconds and they aren't all on top of her, but they all ask to hold her every day.

Miss Ellie is snuggly and sweet.  She loves to be held and sleeps well at night.  We joked the other evening that she finally found her 'complainer.'  She had been awake for 5 of the past 6 hours, but just wouldn't give up and go to sleep yet.  She was fussy, but drifted off in time for bed.

She lifts her head for quick intervals and kicks her feet in that newborn way.  She has sweet passing smiles, and we can't wait to see more of them.  Her eyes are blue, like her older sisters' were before they turned brown.  She has a good bit of dark brown hair and a darker complexion, like Gabby.

My parents came down on Monday and stayed with the bigs while I ran her to the doctor for a weight check.  She had regained almost all of the weight she'd lost from birth--babies have two weeks to regain it and be considered on track.

We are exceedingly grateful to our church.  The women have been providing us with dinners so I don't have to try to cook.  Two of the gals came in on Tuesday and played with the big kids and another is taking them for a play date today.  I am grateful that the kids have people with the energy to run and play with them while I can't for a bit.