Matt and I are very happy to introduce our daughter, Ellie, who joined our family on Feb. 23.
Ellie arrived one week before her due date and weighed 8 pounds even.
Her full name is Elizabeth Audrey Julia. Elizabeth from my mother’s middle name and Audrey from Matt’s mother’s name.
We’ve been doing very well getting to know each other. Ellie is a good sleeper and eater so far, and we’re doing our best to keep meeting her needs.
Baxter is maybe a little more watchful, but mostly he is his usual relaxed and lazy self. He chooses to interact with her every so often, sniffing or sharing his sunbeam or hanging out on the bed with us. He’s not bothered by her noises, except for the occasional moments when angry baby shows up. Mostly he ignores her and carries on as usual, which is exactly the response I was hoping for.
I’m continuing to write about the steps we took to prepare Bax for Ellie’s arrival on ThatMutt.com.
We’re all taking our time adjusting to our new family and enjoying life together.
It’s amazing to see our families come together in this little girl and think about what her future holds. The optimism and possibility that a baby brings are pretty special.