Friday, January 20, 2012

Welcome Ella!

It has been 8 days since our sweet little girl completely changed our lives and joined our family. I wanted to get up some pictures sooner, but having a newborn is definitely a learning experience and free time is usually filled with naps! 

Ella joined us at 5:31pm on January 12th and we could not be more blessed with a perfect baby girl. Our labor and delivery process was very smooth. I had worries and anxiety about what the process would look like and I know it is different for every woman, but every bit of labor and delivery is worth meeting your baby and you really do forget how hard each part is once it is done. 

We can't believe it has already been a week and we are definitely learning more each day about how to love for and take care of our sweet baby. We know the Lord is already using this journey to refine both of us and has surely taught us so much about how much we can love. 

Here are some pictures of Ella...

 Love at first sight! 

 Ready to go home! 
 One excited Daddy ready to meet his little girl! He was so amazing during the entire process. I could not have done it without him! 

What most of our week has consisted of...lots of snuggle time! 

We are so thankful for Ella and can't wait to watch her grow. She has stolen our hearts and we are so in love with her!