Sunday, April 25, 2010

We'd like you to meet...

Ellis Averi Mankin

Born April 12th, 2010 at 1:05pm
6 pounds, 11 ounces and 21 inches long

Her entry into the world we pretty good for Mom and we've enjoyed the last (almost) two weeks just getting to know her and our new family of three. I know we are partial but we think she is absolutely the prettiest, sweetest baby girl we've ever known! She has a full head of dark hair, with a natural mohawk - I'm sure she'll love that when she's older! So far she's been a great sleeper, eater and dirty diaper maker (although really what else does she have to perfect in her simple little life) : )

The following is some of our favorite pictures!

This is just a small sampling of all the pictures we've taken so far!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Ellis's Room & The Countdown

Ellis's official bedroom will be upstairs, but until we feel comfortable with that she'll be rooming with us. We have a huge master bedroom (odd for a 30 year old house) with the perfect little nook to fit her crib. With her about to make her big entrance we finally got our little rears in gear and finished up her area. Thought I would share a few pictures.

Her nook, featuring bedding my mom made.

Ellis's pony from Daddy!

Artwork from cousin Jennifer!

Artwork from Aunt Jill
(showing Little Ellis with her two favorite puppies)

I went to the doctor on Friday (April 2nd). We didn't get any new pictures. But, we got good news on the delivery front. I've progressed a little further and effaced about 50%. If I don't go into labor on my own, he'll induce me on the 12th. So at the very latest we only have about 8 days! It's very exciting and mostly surreal! Hard to believe I'll be seeing my baby girl so soon!