Ellie is 11 weeks today and Dominic is 3! First, let’s start with Ellie. Thought I’d go ahead and share rapid growth of our sweet little girl -- she’s growing like crazy!
I hate to admit it, but those first five weeks, I was whispering in her ear to “grow, grow.” For me, those first five weeks are the hardest. They are comparable to getting in shape as a runner. In the beginning, it’s just so painful, and I can barely run, but once I get into shape, I adore my long runs and want them to last and last. When my babies arrive, I am initially overwhelmed by their wee needs – I’m a wimp! But as time passes, I get into a groove and love every minute. As for Ellie, I’m not telling her she can slow down in her growth… She’s not listeningJ For what it’s worth; I truly am cherishing every minute of it!
Ellie’s personality thus far:
She’s sleeping 6 – 7 hours straight each night – (I keep pinching myself after our first year of Dominic’s every 2.5 hour wake-ups!)
She has a smile that lights up a room
She smiles and looks when she hears Dominic’s voice
She has the sweetest little voice
She adores music – the louder the more apt it is to put her to sleep
She detests the car seat. (Funny how I forgot about that fact for Dominic. I had flash backs eventually and then Chris reminded me that it lasted the entire first year with Dominic. I’m hoping that when she becomes more aware that Dominic can entertain her in the back seat. He’s amazingly patient with the full throttle screeching that goes on beside him in the back seat. I have told him that she sounds just like he did when he was her ageJ)
She’s a wee little dream – an easy baby. I wonder if it’s that she’s so easy or that we are much more relaxed this time around? With Dominic, we were learning as we went and thus were much more nervous about things.
Perhaps it’s the sleep we get this time around, but I’m suddenly understanding of how people can have babies so close together. I remember with Dominic, at the one- year point, Chris and I were looking at each other and saying, “How do people do more than one of these?” It took us until he was almost two to know we truly wanted a second child.
Enough of my banter, let’s take a look at the changing faces of little Miss Ellie…