Wednesday, March 7, 2012

10 truths of New Motherhood

1. On March 1, 2012, we welcomed sweet baby Ella Violet. She weighed in at 7 lbs, 2 oz, and was 16 days early.

2. I have yet to produce an offspring who resembles her Mother. Luckily for my girls, they have their Father's nice dark complexion, hopefully sparing them from the Casper the Ghost jokes which plagued their Mother as a teen.

3. There is nothing sweeter than the smell of a freshly bathed baby. Ohhh, how I love those snuggles of a freshly bathed and lotioned babe!

4. I now have 3 daughters, and am incredibly lucky to have any children. Unknown to me, I have a very abnormal uterus, called a Unicornuate Uterus. This was discovered at C section and I was told to be very grateful for my 3 healthy girls.

5. Ella is such an amazingly good baby. She sleeps well, eats well, and is content to 'play' in her crib without a fuss. This is a far cry from my previous Diva babies, who while I adore, were a challenge for their Mother!

6. Her nursery is still not finished, but is very close. Somehow, finishing the room is soooo not a priority to us right now.

7. My cat, dog, and 8 year old daughter are taking the new baby in stride. My 4.5 year old, however, is rather put out by her new sister.

8. The 4.5 year old is particularly upset that she's not allowed to paint baby's toe nails, or apply lipstick to her.

9. I am now finished watching Downton Abbey. What's a new Mom to watch while nursing baby for hours on end? I am at a loss without my Downton fix.

10. I will be taking a wee break from posting while Ella and I and the rest of the family enjoy these fleeting early days. I will return soon (and in the meantime will be visiting you all as much as I can!).


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea, congrats. She is so pretty. I knew you must have had the baby. Enjoy your time with her.

Pamela said...[Reply to comment]

CONGRATS Andrea!! I am so happy for you! It makes me long for a third and last little one but alas The Hubster is not on board. Enjoy your blog break and enjoy your new little one! She is just precious!

Diane said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea that is wonderful news!! Congrats my friend, I noticed you had been quiet of late and figured little Ella was making an entrance. The baby rooms looks beautiful. Keep us up-dated with pics of your little angel. She is a little cutie pie! Diane

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Mama Sue said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations! She is a beauty! Enjoy this time together.

Valerie said...[Reply to comment]


She is beautiful! Makes me want one for a second!

Tracey Steele said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations, she is absolutely gorgeous. I hope she continues to be amazingly good! I gave up after two challenging ones, perhaps I should have held my nerve!

Tricia said...[Reply to comment]

Little Ella is absolutely adorable! Congratulations to you and your husband, Andrea. Enjoy your time with her :)

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...[Reply to comment]

She is gorgeous! Just wanted to jump through the screen and touch her. I agree, nothing like a freshly bathed lotioned baby. Ahh..brings back sweet memories. Enjoy every moment. Congratulations to the family. I'm wondering how long it'll be before your 4 year old wants to climb in the crib or get a paci. lol

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations Andrea and family, your new bundle of joy is adorable!

Pamela said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations Andrea! She is beautiful and love the name especially Violet!
Pamela xo

Jessica said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful new daughter! She is adorable. :-)
I love her room, by the way.
Enjoy these new born days!

Ange @ A Cream Cottage said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations Andrea! Ella is beautiful. Enjoy your cuddles with her. Ange

Heather said...[Reply to comment]

Congrats-she is beautiful!

Heather said...[Reply to comment]

Congrats-she is beautiful!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...[Reply to comment]

Welcome to the world baby Ella! Andrea she is beautiful, Congrats!!

Kelly said...[Reply to comment]

I had a sneaking suspicion that you had her because it had been a while since you last did a blog post. She's just beautiful! Congratulations to you and your family! I know what a precious time this is for you all right now. Enjoy!

Nicole said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations! She is beautiful :)

thistlewoodfarm said...[Reply to comment]


I am so glad you are back!!!! So are totally, totally blessed! I was so happy when I saw your comment today :)

Have a great weekend (and try to get some sleep)!


for the love of a house said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations Andrea!! To you and your whole familiy. She is absolutely Beautiful!! Many blessings to you and your sweet baby, Ella Violet!

All That Glitters said...[Reply to comment]

She is precious!!! I had no idea you were expecting!!! Congrats!!

Cheyenne said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations! I have thought of you so often in the last little while, wondering how you and your family are.

She is so, so beautiful! You must be thrilled!

All the very best to you!

Steph Zerbe said...[Reply to comment]

Ahh, Ella is so darling. Love the dark hair. Beautiful little baby. Love the 4.5 year old stories. Congrats!

Dear Lillie said...[Reply to comment]

She is beautiful and I LOVE her name!