I can't believe tomorrow Ellie will be 4 weeks old and on Friday she will officially be one month old. In some ways it feels like her birth was ages ago and in other ways it feels like there is no possible way for her to be a month old already.
I am so lucky to be Ellie's mom and I am thankful every day that this little girl came into our lives. However I don't like to sugarcoat things and being a new mom is hard. Ellie is a very easy baby, she only cries when she is hungry or her tummy hurts after eating. She sleeps in two to three hour increments and when she's awake she's generally a happy baby. I am so lucky that she is such a great baby but that doesn't mean that there aren't things that are really hard about having a baby. Life has changed so much and our world revolves around this little girl. We are up at night several times feeding and changing her, I am pumping around the clock which is a challenge in itself.
I wanted to share some pictures from the last few weeks even though all we've basically been doing is taking care of Ellie and introducing her to family. I am planning on creating a post with our newborn necessities that have been vital throughout the first month. When creating our baby registry the items I thought we would need the most were not the ones that we actually got the most use out of so I thought it might be interesting to share.
For now, here are a bunch of pictures from our first 4 weeks with Ellie! (In no particular order since they uploaded out of order and who has the time to fix that?!)
Ellie met her great uncle Dave and great aunt Liz.
Checked out the Atlantic Ocean for the first time at the Naragansett Seawall.
Met Uncle Dan for the first time.
Met Auntie Marie for the first time, and went out to her first dinner for Uncle Dan's 30th birthday.
Met Uncle Derek and Auntie Ally.
Wore her first tutu as her coming home outfit from the hospital...and judged mom for dressing her that way.
Took her first selfie with mom and dad.
Decided she loves nanobebe pacifiers.
Took newborn photos with Bella Photography.
Which came out adorable.
We also took family photos.
And one with just the humans.
Hung out with dad while he took a few days off of work.
Met Pops and got held by Nana.
Hung out with my sister Rory.
Slept a lot.
Got dressed up for Uncle Dan's birthday dinner.
Tried out fancy pajamas from Magnetic Me.
Met cousin Callan.
and Auntie Nicole,
and Uncle Ant and Auntie Rachel.
Visited Auntie Brittni and Uncle Stephen's house and met Cousins Emma and Parker.
Cousin Parker held me for the first time.
And Cousin Emma did too!
Took my first family picture in the hospital with mom and dad.
Met my furry sisters and mom attempted to give all three of us attention.
Sat with Dad and Sophie.
Played in my new play gym.
More nanobebe pacifier love.
Visited Nana's house and met Vivian and Great Papa.
Met Uncle Freddy and Auntie Marissa.
Snuggled with Nana almost every day.
Picked out first pumpkin from Shickasheen Farm.
Gave some really concerned faces...
Rode in style when we left the hospital.
Rode in the car seat (several times) and did great!
Met Uncle Dan (yes there are two!)
Dined with my parents when they had their Stork Dinner at the hospital.
Uncle Dan's birthday dinner at The Haversham.
Met Auntie Brittni and Cousin Max.
Gave some really cute faces.
Went on our first family walk.
Snuggled more with Dad.
Slept a lot!
Met Cousin Kason.
Had a very happy first four weeks of life!
I hope you enjoyed these out of order pictures of Ellie's first few weeks of life. I will be sharing more when I have the chance. The days fly by around here lately!