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May 21, 2010

100 Days of Ellie: Day 42

In just the past few days C has figured out when and how to get Ellie smiling. These photos are the proof; even more important because these are the things I miss when I'm at work. I've got a feeling that C can make this happen because she is with Ellie so much and has won her trust and love; that's not to sound so self-deprecating, but I'll admit I am a bit jealous. But even when I am home I can see how C has a really special and exciting way of interacting with Ellie that just comes natural to her--something that takes much more effort for me to do. Either way, Ellie is smiling more, vocalizing more, holding herself up more, and getting so big every day, and I couldn't be more proud

100 Days of Ellie: Day 41

100 Days of Ellie: Day 40

100 Days of Ellie: Day 39

May 5, 2010

You can't pick your parents

couldn't resist

So, I've not made much of an attempt to actually write stuff on this here blaugh lately, and it's taken such an effort to make time to edit photos and post them for the "100 Days" project. But as you can see, countless photos are being taken and it's hard to filter down to only one a day.
Anyways, this one in particular is a good example of a picture being worth a thousand words. Ellise makes a lot of faces, but this might be the most common when she is awake and I don't blame her. She's absorbing a lot of information constantly and I'm sure everything seems effing crazy. I like to believe that face means "What the hell is that?"

Being a new parent isn't easy we're learning, but it is amazing and I wouldn't give it up for the world. Granted, I'm writing that while stuck here at work looking at pictures of her while C spends those 8 hours alone and fully responsible for Ellie and Alden. Even so, I'm sure C feels the same way despite the overwhelming frustrations and oppressive exhaustion.