Saturday, May 21, 2011

one week old!

Little Mabel is one week old today! She is happy and alert and changing so much every day. We took her to her first doctor's appointment this week, and she passed with flying colors! The doctor even said she gained her weight back so fast that we can skip the usual 2-week appointment and just come back in a month. :) She is certainly an eater! I have to say, I really like this newborn stuff more the second time around. Way easier. Except that I have to juggle Annie and her varied two-year-old emotions, but she's a huge help and keeps me grounded and feeling loved. She adores her new baby sister. And Mabel seems to know Annie's voice, more than Brant's or mine, in fact. She always turns her head and follows the sound when she hears Annie. It's really sweet.

Here Annie is showing Mabel how to do the upside-down two-finger suck, which Annie mastered so well. It may be a little early still. :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

She's here!

Mabel Rose Ellsworth
born May 14, 2011 at 2:02pm
7 lbs, 19 in long