Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ella at 1 Month

Here is Ella at one month old. She has brought some serious sunshine to our lives. Her siblings love her so much; sometimes they love her TOO much. Matthew can't even handle how much he loves her. He is very affectionate ("Can I kiss her? Can I hug her? Can I hold her? I just want to kiss her! I love Ella.") and it's just about the cutest thing I've ever seen.

We're so glad this little girl came to our family. She enjoys an abundance of love and fits right in.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Our Ella Mae

These photos and this baby are already one month old. How is it that the months after a baby is born fly right by while the months leading up to birth seem to drag on? 

Our little Ella Mae is a month old today. She has brought so much joy to our family. She's everything we imagined she'd be and more, and more, and more.

Here are her first few moments in this beautiful world.

Photography by my lovely sister Geri.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

One Month Ago...

I went to bed anxious, fearful, hopeful, joyful. Knowing but not knowing the changes that were about to take place in my life. Excited for my babies to have a new sibling to love and cherish, happy for me to have my arms full instead of my belly full, looking forward to the tender moments in the hospital with just me, my baby, and my loving husband. 
I knew, yet I couldn't know, what I had to look forward to and I hoped and prayed that this baby would come soon.