Thursday, July 29, 2010

It is never too early for technology

My little one has her own cell phone--she covets our iPhones of course..

Monday, July 26, 2010

At peace...

So 2 weeks and 3 days have past since Elle entered our lives and things have been wild. When we got pregnant, I thought of a future 9 months down the road of a peaceful baby nursing at my breast after a natural (or maybe assisted by an epidural) delivery. Well things didn't go as planned--my doctor discovered I had an ovarian cyst that was quite large that would need to be removed surgically, and then Elle was in breech position and then she was not, but then we had to decide. So we went with a scheduled C-Section so the cyst could be removed instead of waiting it out. Then she was born and things seemed to be going as smoothly as they can with a new baby. Then we took her in because I was having trouble breastfeeding only to discover she had dropped 8 ounces to only 5 pounds. After a scary couple days and a lot of soul searching we decided to move to feeding her formula. A decision I never thought I would make. All along we planned on breastfeeding and my husband thanked me daily for breastfeeding her but it just wasn't possible for us. Now as I rock with Elle in my arms, I am at peace because I know she is eating and gaining weight and she is happy. I know it is a cliche to say nothing ever goes as planned and you have to roll with it, but you do and in the end only you can make decisions as a family and find the peace you need. I was so lucky to have the support of so many friends and family and nurses as we struggled together and still have the support regardless of our decisions. Life is good!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Birth Announcement

A wonderful etsy seller, Hello Love Designs, created this. She was so easy to work with and I had my proof within 48 hours and used Shutterfly to print them. I trimmed out the With Love and Happiness line and her website info for privacy. Love them!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Oh daddy!!

Playing with Daddy

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Baby Crafts--Grandma T-Shirts

If you can't make 'em buy 'em: Well I can't actually take credit for these, Custom Bling Apparel made me these and the Grandmas got lots of compliments on them!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Elle is here!

And life hasn't been the same since Friday morning.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I love ya tomorrow, you're only a day away!
Tomorrow am we head to the hospital for our daughter's birth!