About Me

I am happily married to Bryan. Yes, we have rhyming names. We have a sock eating dog named Daisy, a non-stop talker named Mary Paul, and a ball of energy named Ellie Jane. Life is wonderful.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Some Pictures of Ellie Jane

Here are some pictures of Ellie Jane!!! She is two weeks old today. She is finally waking up a little bit at a time, even though the pictures are of her sleeping. I cannot believe how opposite Ellie Jane is from Mary Paul at this age. She is already making certain that her daddy and I recognize that she is Ellie Jane, her own person. Mary Paul is doing great and is a wonderful big sister. A couple funny stories about Mary Paul. While playing on some steps (unsturdy steps made out of paving stones) Bryan and I tried to hold her hands before she fell and she said, and I quote, "Um, guys, you don't need to hold my hands." Last week she was upstairs with Bryan's mom and tod her she was going to sing a song and started to sing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star". Then she stopped and said, "Oh, sorry. I forgot my microphone." Then she proceeded to go pick an imaginary microphone up, hold it to her mouth and sing. Gotta love that girl!!! Next time I will have pictures of both girls.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Let me Introduce...Ellie Jane!!!

Welcome to our sweet Ellie Jane!!! Ellie Jane arrived Monday morning at 7:53 a.m. She weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. She is healthy, beautiful, sweet, cuddly, everything a newborn should be. Mary Paul has been a great big sister. She shares her blankie with Ellie Jane and is makes statements of what we could do to make Ellie Jane not cry. For example, I think you need to change her diaper, I think she needs a paci, I think she wants to color. I am feeling great and healing nicely. My doctor even let me go home a day early instead of making me stay the standard three days following a c-section. All of our family was able to be with us, which means more than they'll ever know. Plus my mom got to stay the week and we look forward to having Bryan's mom come help next week. Thank you all for your prayers for our sweet girl. She is truly a blessing!!!Our new addition, Ellie Jane!!!
Getting warmed up in the OR after being born.
Nothing like a good swaddle!!!
Mary Paul holding her new baby sister, Ellie Jane (following a trip with Daddy to the Krispy Kreme).
Daddy with his girls. I love this shot.
I am ready to hold Ellie Jane.
My beautiful,beautiful girls.

Having a rest with Daddy. I have some pictures like this of Mary Paul with Bryan, I love them.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mary Paul's Special Day

On Tuesday, Bryan took the morning off work and we took Mary Paul for a special day. We started off at "Jump Zone", one of those places with big blow up things that they climb and slide down. She had so much fun!!! The best part was that they expect parents to go with their children, so Bryan had as much fun as Mary Paul!!! She is getting so big, climbing by herself and going down these huge slides with no fear. Then we took her to Chuckie Cheese's for lunch. She liked it okay, but not a ton...which makes me completely happy!!! I think she's still a little young for what Chuckie Cheese's has to offer. We are very excited for Monday to get here and to meet Ellie Jane!!! Mary Paul will be a great big sister!!!