Can't even believe it has been months since my last post. I wrote one on Sept. 14 but never did get to post, so let me attempt to get it out there:)
September 14, 2009
OK, time slips by way too fast! It’s been a wonderful eight plus weeks! Little Ellie is getting so big (I’m guessing close to 10 pounds already!) and her smiley little personality is emerging. It’s so much fun! Ellie’s smile lights up a room and her sweet little voice is so melodic. When she hears music, or when I hum or sing, she smiles. I love it!
Dominic adores being a big brother! He looks out for Ellie, hugs her and always wants to hold her. Through all of the challenges we have had with his adjustments to sharing mommy and daddy, he gobbles up his little sister with hugs and kisses.
Dominic is becoming so independent it’s mind-boggling. Last week he came out of his room in the morning and had his outfit for the day. (Of course it was his Ohio State jersey with Lepore on the back and his “football shorts” and socks!)
Back to Ellie -- It’s amazing how much I forgot about those first weeks of little life. Little Ellie did not let us put her down for about the first six weeks. This meant that sleep included a wee baby nestled on my chest for many nights. Of course it was mediocre sleep, I know I will yearn for these few short weeks as time continues to slip by.
She actually just started sleeping on her own in the Graco last week. We swaddle her up and she manages to get a good 4 hours on her own. (Last night, she slept from 11 – 5:30!) This much sleep makes parenting a dream!