Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ellie is 1 Month Old

Ellie is one month old today. We survived the first month. I don't say 'survive' to mean that it was a constant uphill battle because it wasn't. In fact it has been a pretty great month. I think I had prepared myself for chaos and craziness once Ellie arrived and have been pleasantly surprised by how she's worked herself into our family. It has been wonderful.
I knew time would pass by quickly but WOW- one month already? If I still had my old job I'd be going back to work in 2 weeks. That just seems crazy. I love that I don't have to think about that right now. I'm looking for work but enjoying my time as a stay-at-home mama.
We are all adjusting to life as a family of 5. Ellie is her own little person and is distinctly different than her older sisters. Particularly in the affection department. She loves to be held and doesn't like to be left alone in a room. I guess she's afraid she'll miss out on something :) I love the snuggles and keep reminding myself that this time will be over too soon. But sometimes at the end of the day I'm just excited to not have a child on me :)
I feel like we spent January making last minute preparations for baby and enjoying those fleeting moments being a family of 4. February is a short month anyway and it's even shorter when you have a newborn. I am blown away by the thought that March is right around the corner. Time needs to slow down a little bit. However, I am anxiously awaiting everything that Spring brings.

There are still moments that I look around at my family and think 'Wow. We have three kids. When did that happen?' Life is good.


Michelle said...

She is just a dolly baby, Kari!! I am glad it has been a good month. And, yes, it does go by all too fast!!!

The Bell Family said...

She is just precious, Kari! And I think she is looking more like B now, but also like Scout. Let's just say she looks like Ellie, which is what we always say about Cecily. :)

You are doing great, and I'm so glad y'all are settling in. We psyched ourselves out for months about how difficult the transition from 2 to 3 would be, and we wound up being so thankful it wasn't nearly as hard as we had feared. Take care!

Williams Family said...

One month already?? That's just crazy. She is gorgeous though! I know what you mean about her not wanting to miss anything - Emma is the same way! :)

Abby said...

Ellie is so precious!! I can't believe it's already been a month!

Grandma T said...

You make me cry. Love you!