Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Update on the Girls

Sam has been the best big sister between her patience and attention to Ella. She really has found a nice balance between being herself and being a sister. She has learned to sing Hush Little Baby (the non-materialistic version by Sylvia Long) and likes to sing it to Ella. The best advancement in her language, and there is a lot of talking going on, is when she learned to pronounce her Ls because of her sisters name. The day she came to the hospital she was sticking her tongue way out when saying Ella's name. I could not figure out why until my sister pointed out that it was the first time she had really used an L. She can say her Ls now without sticking her tongue at you!!!Ella is growing like a weed and gained 1 lb the first 10 days of life!!! She is a great eater and great sleeper (thank goodness). She started smiling at us on purpose the week of Dec. 13th and sucked her thumb (twice) the eve of Dec 19th. It was so cute to see her joy in finding her thumb, but painful for the ears when she can't find it:)

Friday, December 3, 2010


My sister has been running a blog carnival called Three Things Thursday as a way to connect with everyone around the globe. She presents a theme and everyone reveals 3 of themselves in relation. Please check it out and participate to let us know more about you!!

1. It is amazing to have insightful support from all family members. My husband had the pleasure of taking the month off to bond with our growing family. It passed by too quickly. We just discussed last night how balanced we are with each other, in a way that is incomplete without each other. When I am at my wits end, he is calm and patient, when he is boiling over, I find peace. Is this what God meant as "one!"
2. The most insightful has been our babies!! As Sam grows so quickly and learns to manipulate our every move we can't help but learn and grow. Sometimes I wonder if we will be able to keep up with her quick little mind, and feet too!! Ella thankfully has allowed us to slow down and really notice and enjoy each little up and down. It is so nice to really observe the infant stage without worrying about just keeping them alive!
3. Our parents, the grandparents, just want to be the legs of our table as we find our balance. They wish to help and hold us up with all the mundane chores while ever so slightly guiding us through listening.
Thank you to all our family and friends for participating in our journey:)