Friday, September 26, 2008

Photo Friday

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Good Game

Yesterday, Daniel, Ella and I had lunch together at Panera. As we were leaving a sweet older lady came in with a companion. They both stopped and looked at Ella. Then as we proceeded to walk out the door, that sweet old lady patted me on the rear. Definitely a "good game" I will never forget!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Na-Na and Papa Have Arrived

My mom and step-dad finally arrived yesterday afternoon after an adventure filled road trip. Thanks to Gustav they could not find a hotel to stay in anywhere in Louisiana. On a whim, after calling a number of places in Lafayette, they pulled into a hotel with partial electricity and found a single room available. So, after driving 15 plus hours they were able to get some rest. Yesterday was less of an adventure and they made it to Dallas in good time. However, they arrived only to find that Hurricane Ike was no longer a threat to FL but would now be headed to TX! Go figure!

Mom has been a huge help already! Today she helped me fold 5 loads of laundry. Yes, 5 huge loads of laundry. I don't have any trouble getting the laundry washed and dried, but folding is a whole other issue. While I napped (a rarity in my day), Na-Na folded laundry and spent time with Ella.

On another note, Ella saw the doctor today. She has some mild reflux, more excessive spit-up then reflux, but anyway, it involved lots of spit-up and lots of laundry! We were amazed to find out that she now weighs 8lbs 12oz despite the amount of spit-up she produces on a daily basis. The doctor has prescribed Zantac and we will see if this helps reduce the number of clothing changes (both mine and hers) that occur each day.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Monday, September 08, 2008


Ella has experienced a number of firsts over the past few days. She had her first bottle from daddy, she went out to dinner for the first time on Saturday evening and she attended church and Life Group for the first time yesterday.

Na -Na and Papa are on their way from FL to come visit! YEAH!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

New Photos

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Today I Am....

Heinz 57

Ok, so this post has nothing to do with ketchup but everything to do with catching up. Today, Ella is 3 weeks old (there will be a Today I Am... photo a little later as well as some other photos taken over the past week). Here is a run down on our life the past week:

* Ella had her two week appointment with the pediatrician last Thursday. She weighed in at a whopping 7lbs 4oz. This was such a shock because she had dropped down to 5lbs 11oz and eating really competes with her sleep. I was lucky if she would eat for more than 5 minutes at a time. She has also grown 2 inches. She is now 21 inches long! Until this past weekend I was having to set the alarm at night to wake Ella up to eat. She is now waking up on her own every 3 hours to eat. She is doing GREAT! Ella really made an impression on the doctor. While she was being weighed she decided she would go to the bathroom all over the scale. It brought about a good laugh for all!

* Ella went to visit her GiGi at work following her doctor's appointment. She slept the entire time.

* All of the hurricanes and tropical storms are causing havoc with my mom and stepdad's travel plans to come and see their newest granddaughter. They were supposed to be leaving FL this Thursday, but due to Gustav, Hannah, Ike and the newest storm out there, their travel plans are now on hold.

* Ella made her first trip to the bookstore over the weekend and came home with two new books. Daniel and I started reading to her each day while I was pregnant and have tried to continue to do so.

All else is well in Cooley world! No big plans for this week....just waiting on Na-Na and Papa to show up!