Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Ellie Mae turned 1 year old today!!!  Where did that year go?  When Nick and I considered having our fourth child I actually made a pro and con list.  I know, rediculous, but the truth none the less.  Nick wanted 4 kids way more than I ever did.  One of the biggest cons on my list(which yes I sadly had more cons than pros) was that I do not care for the baby stage, nor the breastfeeding or sleepless night stage.  It wears on me and I tend to get postpartum depression. 
Now as I look back on this past year I marvel at how easy it went and how fast!  How good of a baby girl she was (and still is:)).  I had 10 weeks of sleepless nights and a pretty much painful 7 months of breastfeeding.  Why did I do 7 months??  I should have quit so much sooner, but I wanted to do all I could to loose the baby weight and it was just so much cheaper.  But man, it was rough!!  So rough that at 4 months into breastfeeding that I went to get a breast exam done because it was so painful and they thought there could be a chance of cancer.  Praise God it was just over productive glands. 
She didn't require much attention and she was content just laying around on the floor.  (and she still is:))
I find her opening drawers in the kitchen now, and inchworming her way across the floor and in fact, sunday evening she pulled herself up in her crib.  Not to a standing position, but to her knees.  Thats a start my friends:).
I am SO thankful Nick was persistant on baby #4 because I would have missed out on yet another little miracle in our lives.  Praise God for our sweet baby girl. 
 Theme for her party was Zebra print and Hot pink accenting in Lime green....she had an outfit that I bought her from the Fall Festival when she was 3 months old(yes it is a size 3 months)!! (it stretches)
                                                   Both Grandma's with Ellie

Opening her gifts.

If you would tell her nice job while she was opening her gifts she would pause and clap.  Then I said "bad job" at one point and she clapped.  Then Joy(my sis) said "job"....and I think she eventually clapped.  I think she just likes the word job:)
The cakes that I decorated for her.
 The following pictures are of her eating her cake.  I had so many to choose from so here are just a few.  She started out just taking itsy bitsy nibbles of the pink frosting but soon dug into the cake part.


 Starting to get a sugar coma......so it was time to take the cake away...... ahhh this thumb is nice:)

 Of course I didn't forget our little photo shoot today either..... she looks so big!!!

 She has her doctor apt on friday.  Excited to see how much this peanut weights!!!  And she still only has 2 teeth!!  What a little squirt!!