Friday, August 31, 2012

Trip to Coast

We took Ella to see the Pacific Ocean for the first time!  Also, her first real road trip...and she was great!  We packed a picnic and took the scenic route through NAPA which took quite a bit longer and I'm pretty sure she would have slept the whole time but we stopped in Santa Rosa to feed her and then kept going.  Of course, it was 90 degrees in Vacaville that day but once we got to the coast it was 70-75 degrees and cloudy.  BUT...we knew that and were prepared.  It really wasn't as cold as it looks but we bundled her up just in case.  

Ella still sleeping in her carseat.

She wasn't happy the whole time...but look how cute her little cry face is!

The spot where we stopped.

Some sort of bird trying to take our food.

My handsome hubby holding little E.

She was passed out for most of her coastal experience.  :)

Kyle eating at the picnic table.

Pelicans flying by.

Kyle and Ella again.

And again.

ugh...she's so cute!

Ella gets lots of kisses from Daddy.

Ella and me this time.

Rock formation.

This was part of the 'not happy' moment she had.

Momma and Ella

She also got to see her first surfers!  She was impressed.  :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

1 Month

Ella is ONE MONTH old!  I can't even believe it-I'm pretty sure that's what all moms say but seriously...I can't believe it!!!  :)  She has grown quite a bit...she's packing on the ounces for sure!  I may even see a little baby roll starting to form on her little thighs.  At her two week appointment she was 95th percentile in height at 22 inches and then 20th in weight at 7lb 7oz but I definitely think she's added a few ounces since then.

Like I did with my weekly posts while I was pregnant I am going to be taking monthly photos of Ella to show her growth month to month.  Here is her 1 month pic...she's starting to be a bit fussier so I wasn't able to get a great shot of her but it'll do!

Monday, August 20, 2012


We took these while Aunt Laura was here...Ella had just been fed so was content and I started snapping away.  She's so cute!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Birth Announcement

Ella's birth announcement was in the newspaper back home this week!  Click HERE to check it out!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

39 Weeks

Alright everyone...I am finally getting around to getting this last "week" post up.  Unfortunately, I've had a few complications after labor (I'll explain later) which have made it difficult for me to sit down and work on my blog not to mention the newborn baby I am taking care of.  :)  Also, I had to take this picture a little after the 39 week mark but I wanted to make sure and take a 39 week picture.

Since none of the questions I answer every week really apply I will leave it as just the picture.  I will write up my whole birth story as I have time.  The last few weeks have been filled with every emotion possible, I think.  :)  Excited, Happy, Scared, Nervous, Anxious, etc., however, we feel like the luckiest parents in the world to have such a healthy and beautiful baby girl.