Friday, December 5, 2008

A week with Elise.

We've had Elise for over a week now and I can honestly say I can't imagine life without her. She is still such an amazing baby. Her days are filled with the typical newborn activities- eating, sleeping, and pooping. (She takes after her daddy, lol) What a wonderful life she leads!!!! :) Her MiMi (Matt's mom, Mary) arrived on Tuesday and has been such an enormous help to me around the house. She's basically taking care of us while we take care of the baby! Elise is Mary's only granddaughter (so far anyway) and she's been having a wonderful time with her. We're also finishing up the nursery. I will post the finished pictures soon.
A lot of you were pretty skeptical regarding the cloth diapers. I don't blame you, it does sound a little strange at first. Just wanted to let you know that both Matt and I are loving them! (Mary can attest that Matt does too; I'm not making it up!) They are really easy and super effective. In fact, the only "blow out" we had was when she was in a disposable!!! They are truly just as easy as a "sposie", especially right now while she is exclusively on breastmilk. We toss the dirty diaper "as is" in the wash, with an extra rinse and then into the dryer it goes! That's it! Plus, have I mentioned how cute her fluffy butt is!?!? CUTE!
Everyone has been asking, "How's Jaws??" He is great! He has been staying with my parents this past week. He fetches the paper every morning for my dad, and he and Bailey (my parents' dog) wrestle in the backyard; they're loving this cooler weather. He's met Elise several times. I was sorta hoping he would just ignore her, however, that's not the case. He is super interested in her- sniffs her little toes and lays at the feet of whoever is holding her. I'm not worried, he is such a gentle giant and I do feel that Elise will be so lucky to grow up with Jaws! He's coming home today and I'm sure the newness of Elise will wear off soon enough. We will have to watch Jaws though. He doesn't have an ounce of aggression in him. He's just a big boy with a powerful tail!
Have a wonderful weekend!


Emily said...

She is so beautiful! Congratulations. I can't wait to meet her. :)

Kristy said...

Lauren I am so excited for you and Matt, your lives are fixing to take a thrill ride like never before. There is no greater love. Don't blink, they grow up soooo fast.
She's beautiful.
Love and blessings, Kristy