Saturday, April 22, 2006

Showing off for the family

My sisters came to visit yesterday and each got two visits in with the Ellie. What they couldn't believe is how normal she is, looking like every other two week old baby that they have ever seen. Cuter than most, they tell me, but I think that they are biased towards the home team on that one...

I think that they thought that Abby and I had been posing her for pictures to make her look better than she is, but the truth is that she looks like she does in the pictures and video most of the time. she sleeps a lot but when she is awake she is perky and active which is very cool when we are there for her active times. Kate and Beth were there for bath time yesterday and diaper change time today, both highlights of Ellie's day and she was awake and fun for both of them.

Abby and I have set up camp here at the hospital today. we are handing ellie off to each other and trying out the new poses that the therpist suggested for Ellie to keep her from being in repetitive positions.

7 comments:

Kate said...

We're not biased at all. Look at that face!

Speaking as a completely unbiased observer, I have to say she's spectacular.

beth brogan said...

I was absolutely charmed by The Ellie Show. She's delightful, especially when snuggled under her mother's chin. Ellie even smiled when I told her about some of her father's finer moments ("Hey Gib, the lady wants to see you"). I miss her already and can't wait to see her again - I'm thinking of some more stories to share with her.

Betsy said...

What a beautiful girl! Be sure to save this picture for future reference - you can compare the size of Ellie's fingers and her mom's fingers. I have a similar picture of Emily's hand next to Alyssa's when Em's wrist was the size of Alyssa's thumb. It will remind you of how tiny newborns are!

Gramma said...

Glad to hear you are all coming to Boston. That improves my chances of seeing Ellie sometime soon! The new picture is great!

Martha Brogan said...

I haven;t seen Ellie since Tuesday and already she looks older! That's a beautiful picture of Abby and Ellie.

Emily Phillips said...

I can't wait to see her, she looks so content and happy.

Barbara Krause said...

At the risk of being repetitive, Ellie is absolutely beautiful!!! Lotta love showing through in that photo.