So Looking Back to January 16th, 2010
Our first day with Ellie was amazing. She slept well in the nursery and about woke up to nurse every couple hours. After getting a full belly and some cuddles, she was perfectly content to be swaddled and placed back in her bassinet. She continued to be perfectly healthy and thankfully didn't have any of the scary choking episodes Max did. My Aunt Kerri surprised us early in the morning with special Ellie treats!
After she left we had some more time alone with Ellie before Lo showed up to meet Peanut. Lo spent some time with Ellie while I ate and got cleaned up. After Lo left, we all had a little catnap.
Around lunchtime my parents brought our Maxer to see us. I had been missing him a lot. I had never been away from him for more than 24 hours and not being able to see him was very hard!
Around the same time Dave's mom arrived with Ellie's Great Grandma Marian to see her great-granddaughter.
We put Ellie in her first pair of warm fuzzy jammies- she loved them. By the time everyone left, we were exhausted. Ellie was definitely ready for quiet time! We took a rest and cuddled our little girl.
After dinner Court and Aaron came to see Ellie.
As soon as they left, Dave and I got ready for early bed and watched some of the mandatory discharge videos... boring. Did you know you shouldn't shake a baby? Did you know the best thing about shaken baby syndrome is that it doesn't have to happen? We should have been exempt- we just had a baby 15 months before!
|Dave watching the Shaken Baby Syndrome Video|
|Ellie loved to sleep like this the first couple weeks|