In the last couple of days, Ellie has changed so much! She LOVES to play now and hold things and have 5 minute long conversations, even if it's with herself! She loves to play in her bouncy seat and hit the toys that are hanging down while talking and yelling the whole time....it's so fun to watch! She also holds her head up so good now when she plays on her tummy. It's been nice to be able to put Ellie down for a bit, now that she can entertain herself for a little bit it gives me a chance to get some things done around the house. Another big thing she is doing now is taking naps in her crib!!! Yay!! She was taking naps on mom...so this is a big accomplishment (for the both of us)! = ) She sleeps in our room at night time and is sleeping great during the night...so we're not going to make any changes there for a while! Jeremiah and I are so proud of her and love watching her little personality come out more and more each day. She is so much fun and such an active and alert baby! I'll have to post some videos we have taken of her just talking away...they are adorable! Here are some recent pics of Ellie belly at 12 weeks old.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
This past weekend was our Hamlin family reunion and we had such a great time together! It was so good to see everyone and be able to hang out and talk and just be together. We are so blessed to have such an amazing family who puts forth the time and effort to make it a priority to get together and stay connected in each other's lives, even when we live far apart and our lives are going 100 miles per hour. Ellie did great and it was so fun to introduce her to all her cousins and aunts and uncles that she hadn't met yet. Jeremiah and I are having so much fun watching her as she enters into new phases. Each week brings something new and we are just amazed at how big she is getting! Here are a couple pictures of Ellie from the weekend.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Here is a very proud daddy who is head over heals in love with his girl! Ellie gets the biggest smile whenever she sees him. It is so cute! She loves to sit on her dad's lap and watch tv with him....in the last picture they are watching a soccer game together!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Ellie is now 10 weeks old and is getting cuter and cuter by the second! She smiles all the time and loves to talk and talk (in her own language) which is the cutest thing we have ever heard! We are having so much fun with her and feel incredibly blessed to have such a beautiful baby girl!
Here are a few pictures of the animated faces Ellie makes!