Monday, March 10, 2014

Life with Ella {week 5}

Ok, so I know I said I wasn't going to do these weekly updates after she was a month old....but seeing as I am sucking horribly keeping up with her baby book, I know I will want to look back one day and see what activities we did each week! Plus, let's face it, this child occupies pretty much all of my life, so it's not like I am going to blog about anything else anytime soon. 
{Sorry, I'm not sorry.}

Let's back up just a last Friday (2/28). Ella got a visit from our minister (who just happens to share a birthday with her!) and he brought her these beautiful flowers!

The next day, Saturday, we had to go to the hospital to return the pump they let me borrow (long story, but I have my own now!), so we swung by to see my friend's new baby! She was almost the same size as Ella, because Ella is such a little peanut! 

Sunday was a gorgeous day, so we had to break out the sunglasses! 

Trav's family came over and his grandma got to meet Ella! 

We celebrated Ella's one month birthday last Monday by taking treats up to the nurses who helped deliver her! I was too busy crying (apparently my crazy hormones have not completely disappeared) to take any pictures! I was so mad at myself for not doing so!

Tuesday, we went to visit Dr. Horne for my postpartum checkup...which was a little anticlimactic, since she did not clear me to exercise (I have to wait 2 more weeks). But she did love seeing Miss Elle Belle!

We then met Kathryn for lunch at Panera...

Apparently, Panera doesn't excite this girl either.

Also on Tuesday, my friend Chelsea stopped by to meet Ella!

On Wednesday, I took Ella to meet the kids I nannied for last summer (and put up with my crazy morning sickness and exhaustion!). 

Thursday, we had another bath (we try to bathe her every other day or so) and discovered Ella loves to go under the faucet, or as we call it "the waterfall."

Friday, we went for Ella's one month checkup. I am so grateful for our wonderful pediatrician...she was so patient and answered all of my crazy questions! 

This was right after she peed all over the table, but before she got her shot (she did NOT like it)! 

To reward her for being such a healthy baby, I did what any mom would do...I took her shopping! Duh. How cute are these sunglasses?!?

On Saturday, Ella got ready to watch her second UNC/Duke game...

And we also got out to enjoy the sunshine too!

Yesterday, our friends Nick and Andrea came over with their little boy, and he and Ella had their first date, in matching car seats, of course! 

I'm also super excited that the little peanut has begun to fit into her 0-3 month clothes! We have been having some fun playing dress up (aka "which outfits fit Ella today?!") every morning! 

Happy Monday! :)


  1. My goodness, yall have been busy! How fun!

  2. She's a doll baby!! I need to see y'all again soon :)

    And for what it's worth, I wish I did more documenting of M's first days and weeks. It will fly by and the little details will all be a blur in a year! No shame in doing weekly recaps for her!