Two Months

Dear Ella,

Before you were born, I took a picture of myself for the last 13 or so weeks of my pregnancy. Your Aunt Merrick did it every single week, starting from the week she found out she was pregnant.

Likewise, she started taking a monthly picture of your little cousin from month one. It took me two months to get my act together enough to do the same thing (how long can I blame the move for everything I’m failing to do?). Welcome to your life – sometimes I’m a little slow. On the other hand, I’ve fed you every single day thus far, so, on the whole, I’d say we’re good. You win some, you lose some.

As far as babies go, though, we feel like we won in a big way. Almost daily, your dad and I say to each other, “Can you believe that this is OUR baby? We get to keep her!” I’m sure when we were driving home from dinner last night with another couple that lives in our apartment complex and you cried (loudly) the whole way, they were also thinking “THEY get to keep her.”

You feel like so many different babies to me – there is the swaddled, snoozing Ella, and the awake and serious Ella, and the awake and smiling Ella, and the screaming little toad Ella (you really do look like a little toad to me when you scream – you pull your legs up and scrunch your eyes shut and your mouth is so wide across your face).

And I love them all. Even the toad.


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  • Reply Elsha September 23, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    She is SO CUTE!

  • Reply Peaceful Reader September 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I agree, she is so cute and I love the little rounded belly-happy baby belly!

  • Reply Merrick September 23, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Man, I love that baby girl. Happy two months!

  • Reply Marie September 23, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    What a doll. She reminds me of Bart in that picture.

  • Reply Chrissie September 23, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Seriously, does it get any cuter than that?

  • Reply Chelsea September 23, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    That's so sweet! She's adorable!

  • Reply Kristi September 23, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Fun idea! So do you think she looks similar to you or to Bart or neither? Can't wait to meet her in person!

  • Reply Jenny September 23, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    may I just interject that you are doing an A-1 job of feeding her?… Her little Ella rolls make me think she's a delicious little casserole.

  • Reply lifeofadoctorswife September 24, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    She is adorable!!

  • Reply emandtrev September 24, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    She is the epitome of precious. Happy two months!

  • Reply Packrat September 24, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    I just want to kiss those chubby little cheeks!

  • Reply McKinley September 25, 2010 at 3:30 am

    That is a cute cute cute picture!!!!

  • Reply megan September 25, 2010 at 8:59 am

    K just showed me this. She is cute no matter what you call her on the blog. I haven't checked email for a week, except for one second last night. I saw you sent one with something about a pattern for the fish, and this pic reminded me. It's a Melly and Me pattern. I hope that helps. I will get around to email next week!

  • Reply Hawke September 26, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    She is so darling. I would love to kiss her cheeks and snuggle her.

  • Reply Bart February 27, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Very funny, Marie.

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