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Our First Week with Ellie

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Today, our sweet Ellie is a week old. This morning as I was feeding her, I was thinking through last Sunday and what an amazing day it was! We can’t believe Ellie has been a part of our family for a whole week! It’s flown by so fast!! I know that every stage of life with her will fly by so fast – I guess we should get used to that feeling.

We took Ellie to her 4-day pediatrician appointment on Thursday. She had gained weight!! The first day in the hospital, she went from her birth weight of 7 lbs. 6 oz. to 7 lbs. 2 oz. The second day she was down to 6 lbs. 12 oz. On Thursday she weighed in at 6 lbs. 15.5 oz. The doctor was very happy with her weight gain. We go back to the pediatrician on the 15th. She’s a good eater, so we know she will gain some good weight between now and then.

We have had family and friends brining us meals, while I’ve been taking care of Ellie and otherwise taking it easy. Zach has been an amazing help around the house and of course takes great care of Ellie too! It’s been SO fun to watch him be a daddy! We both love this little girl more than we ever thought we could!

We have both been so emotional over the past week. So many things just make us get teary eyed. We are just overwhelmed with love for Ellie and for each other. I can’t even remember now what it was like without her!

We’ve already taken so many pictures of her this week, so I picked out some of our favorites and posted them in the November 2010 album. We’ll try to post new pictures each week!