Saturday, July 14, 2007

I Know All You Want Is Pictures...


..But you get to hear from me anyway. :)
How fun it is to hear how much people are checking the blog! I'm glad that I can keep all of the people I care about up to date. Thank you all for your loving, funny and encouraging comments. I read them all!
One limitation with the blog site is I can't post pictures very big. One thing I can do is crop pics so you can see more detail, but it's a little time consuming, and as you might expect, I'm a little busier than I was a week ago. I'll try to get more cropped photos like the one of Ellen fresh out of the oven, but in the meantime I will try to post photos in quantity (to the best of my ability).
Before that, though, here's an update: We are doing pretty darn well (FYI as I type she is stirring, might have to cut this short.). Ellen is having a little tummy trouble, typical of belly-birthed babies who didn't get squeezed hard enough on the way out, so that has made her a little uncomfortable today. We're also working on nursing better. Turns out it doesn't have to hurt--who knew?? I thought that there was a compulsory 'breaking in' time for nursing, where the early latch-ons involved the mother biting a leather strap. Not so, says another one of my new BFFs, Heather, a lactation consultant here at the hospital. So I'm kind of starting over in that department.
Okay, off to post some pics!

3 comments:

Candace said...

So nice to hear you're doing well. How are you feeling? As a veteran of 2 c-sections (hence my third child being from Korea) I know it's not fun. But, knowing you, you'll be back in the saddle very quickly.

I can't believe they have wireless in the hosp. I don't even know if I had a TV when my kids were born!

Take good care!
Candy xo

lgranese said...

Katie, Mark, Margaret, Caroline, Linny, Ellen, and extended Clancy/Ahern families.

A big huge congratulations to all.

Ellen is just the cutest little thing!

(Yes, "little"...it's all about perspective. Several of us haven't seen many babies "fresh from the oven." Ours joined us 10 -13 months.)

Thank you for cropping the photos so we can get a good look at her. We are all blown away by your commitment to the blog. We have enjoyed sharing the journey with you from afar.

Ellen is so adorable. All you can see is EYES. And we LOVE the picture of her taking her first bath. We think she looks like Caroline.

Congratulations again and lots of love,

Bob, Leslie, Shae, Maya

Candace said...

Okay - Ben, Emma and I are trying to figure out how old Margaret, Caroline and Linny are now... Margaret looks so grown up! It seems like just yesterday they were tiny girls wandering around CCLCS :)

First Bath

First Bath

Big Girl!

Big Girl!

Naptime with Caroline

Naptime with Caroline

I'm a Big Sister!

I'm a Big Sister!