Saturday, April 13, 2013


After a few walks around the house while holding Ella, we noticed she likes to stare at/out the windows. I'm not sure why. I've read too many baby books, blogs and websites to figure out how babies see.  My theories range from the lines on the windows fascinate her, she likes the light, or she is just practicing ignoring us for when she is 12.  Who knows.  All we know is that she calms down and loves to look at them, and after awhile will give you a happy sound or a sigh. It is really cute.  If you are holding her and she knows there is a window nearby, she will fuss, squirm and try to stand to see it and change her view.  Yes, I said stand.  She has been working on her standing since day 1. She loves to have you hold her up so she can stand on her legs. She even bends her legs and it looks like she is trying to walk. I told you she had strong legs.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Photo Shoot

My friend Leah is also a photographer and came over to do Ella's newborn shoot.  Unfortunately, Ella is not a still baby and wanted no part in taking pictures.  We decided to try to do some naked baby pictures first since Ella had already had a dirty diaper and we thought it would be safe for a few minutes. Little did we know that my daughter is just a pooping machine.

I got the diaper off, no problems. I wrapped her up in a blanket, still fine.  I walk into the kitchen for the pictures and she explodes...watery, yellow, baby poop explodes out of her, through the blanket, and on to the kitchen floor.  It was epic. She continued to poop every few minutes. I'm not sure where it all came from.  She then proceeded to have a melt down. It was all too much for her. 

Leah is wonderful and we finished her photo shoot a few weeks later.  Ella still wasn't totally into the whole picture taking, but she was happier than she had been.  Thank you so much Leah and Greg for your patience with her.  Love you both.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Hospital Pictures

I wanted to include my favorites from her hospital photo shoot. It was a just a quick session, and Ella was not cooperating even at 48 hours old. This baby does not like to sit still for pictures. If anyone wants and prints, let me know.  Enjoy!