Monday, January 31, 2011

Little Bird

We started calling Elliot our "little bird" just few days after she was born. When she is hungry, she lets us know by opening her mouth, flapping her arms, and chirping like a, well, like a baby bird. It's very entertaining (to us, at least!). It's kind of funny now, because we had several things with birds on them for her before she was born.

Sweet little gown.

Pillow for the chair (look closely for the birds in the corners).

Okay, so I just bought this one. But I didn't think about it being a bird until I got home.

Bird hook holding a gown and hat that were mine when I was a baby.

More on the nursery (what we've done so far) coming this week, I promise!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Buffalo Check

I came about thisclose to having the chair in Elliot's room upholstered in a buffalo check. I wimped out and went with linen in the end (it's finally coming back from the upholsterer today!), and now I'm seeing buffalo check all over the place.

At Simply Seleta.

And Amy Meier. PS you are all reading Amy Meier, right? Okay good.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Elliot Claire's Birthday

Elliot's birth day (which she shares with her Daddy, by the way) was the most special and precious day of our lives to date. We worked hard to bring her into the world in the way we felt was best: as naturally as possible. For those interested, here is our story from the perspective of our wonderful doula, Melissa (pictured here). It's not an especially gory version, but it is about natural birth, so there is your warning.

We were (and still are!) completely shocked it was a girl!

I would do it again every day for a look into those bright blue eyes!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It's A Girl!

Our perfect little Elliot Claire entered the world this morning at 6:43 weighing 8 pounds on the dot. Baby and mom are doing very well and we are doing what we can to get some kind of sleep in between feedings since we were up all night. Thank you for all your prayers and support. We are so excited about what the Lord has in store for us with our new angel. As a token of thanks I've posted some low quality pictures from my phone. Rest assured many photoshoots will take place in the next few weeks.