I woke up to contractions at 6:30am two days after my due date.
Just checked in and slightly freaking out! I spent the 17 hours of labour reading and playing games on my Kindle and wishing that I had brought in more food.
Eleanor was born late on December 21st. She didn't cry at all-- just opened her eyes and looked around. Plenty of crying has come since then, though ;) She was 6lbs 2oz and 19.5" long.
My parents were here for a bit too, which was fun!
Zoe has been pretty great with her! The first several days she was just super curious and wound up, but she has calmed down a lot and just sniffs and tries to lick her. I think they'll be extra good friends once Eleanor is throwing food on the ground.
...when there's "no room", she makes room. Zoe takes advantage of my lap when there isn't a baby in it!
Right after Christmas Sam's side of the family all came up to visit, too! We had a little baby shower (thanks girls!) and just hung out for a few days. (You guys need to come back! It went by too fast!)
Eleanor will only sleep if you hold her, so we've taken up residence on the couch most of the time.
She's pretty small still, and even newborn size clothes are a bit baggy. She's too long for preemie clothes, so she just swims in them a bit.
Here she is making up for not crying when she was born...
Looking glamourous with the carrier wrap. It keeps her happy while I make (futile) attempts to get chores done.
Jennifer also came for a visit! I got to gather some wisdom from her experience with her own kids.
Eleanor kept us entertained with her funny faces.
This picture kind of captures the gong show that sometimes occurs in the middle of the night. Since the newborn pjs were too big, she kept getting her foot stuck in the crotch and choking herself when she kicked-- so here she is screaming, half naked, diaper falling off. We're so competent!
Another favourite face-- so serious!
We sure love our curious, strong, snuggly, wonderful baby!