Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Rockstar Ella

Our Daughter is a Rock Star! We went for Ella’s 5 month check up last week and it was proven that Ella is a rock star. First, she gained 5 ounces in a week, so she’s up to 13 lbs 10 oz. Second, when the nurse gave her the vaccines she whimpered just a little bit and that was it. She didn’t burst into tears or scream for her mom and dad. She just whimpered out of a bit of discomfort, then started playing with her block. We dressed her and left and that was it.

As Joe mentioned, Gi Gi is back in town to help with Ella while Joe takes his finals. She has the morning shift and Metti has the afternoon shift. I kept trying to prepare Ma that she wasn’t going to be able to get much done. Ella likes a lot of attention and it’s hard to get a lot done in 15 minute increments. Monday was Gi Gi’s first day on the job and I think she found out exactly what I was talking about.

Over the weekend Gi Gi, Ella and I got to go to a wedding in beautiful Hot Springs, VA. My good friend, Linda Rouse, tied the knot at a resort called “The Homestead.” This was very fancy, to say the least. We pulled up and Ma and I, being the country bumpkins that we are, had no idea what to do with the valet parking. We just sat there and stared at each other. And I’ve never been to a hotel where we didn’t have to carry our own bags. The wedding was beautiful and the reception was a ton of fun. Gi Gi took care of Ella so I could go to the reception and dance the night away with my friends. Poor Joe was home with his nose in a book. I missed my dance partner, but he did what he had to do.

The only bad part of the weekend was that Ella, for some reason, had a hard time sleeping. She went to bed at a normal time, but woke up at 3 am crying. She cried for 3 ½ hours before she finally fell back asleep. Sunday night she didn’t sleep well again. She was up about every hour. Last night was a bit better. I’m convinced she’s getting her first tooth. Ma and Joe think she just has a cold. All I know is that she’s fussy, drooling a lot, and has a runny nose. Then again, she has been on some pretty strong medicine, so that might have a part to play. I guess only time will tell.


Paige said...

Ella is such a rockstar! Good for you sweet baby girl!

Jean said...

Hi, I am at Shannon Lack's and she opened the blog for me so I could see beautiful JoElla in her pretty pink coat and fur around her face. I am so blessed to be able to see her and hear about your family. I am so glad you have help and Joe can get his studies done. I think about Ryan and his two brain surgeries and how Vicki fought for larger print in school so he could see and other things that weren't easy for him or her. God gave the right parents to JoElla so she would know she is made in His Image and is beautiful, one of His jewels, a princess and like the poem states she has a finger that has the mark of God. Glad that you took her to see all of the relatives and she was a good traveler. I have called Gale and there is one ring. I left word once but I am sure it is fixed so they don't have to listen to all the calls when they return. I am glad to know she was able to come help our when Joe had is finals. Where is your Dad. With you, Curby, or his Mom's. I pray you are all together for Christmas -JoElla's first. When is Curby & Gina having the twins. Pray all is well with them. I pray for each one of you everyday and believe with God it is possible for JoElla to have a complete healing. I just found out I have narrowing of the spine and am going to a neuro surgeon on Dec. 20 to find out if I will have to have surgery. Old age isn't for sissy's you have to really be tough!! I am so glad Shannon lets me look at the blog and keep up with you. I love you and as always, You are something special in the Lord's eyes and mine too!! Love, hugs and more hugs. Jean Brown