Well the Parker family had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year. We had a new member to the family celebrating with us and it was absolutely wonderful. Daddy did have to work today, but thats okay. We went up to the fire station and hung out with him for a little while. Ella didn't get to partake in any turkey and stuffing, but her bottles sure were yummy. We heard her first hearty laugh last week and it was the best sound I've ever heard. It melted my heart. Also we will be starting to eat some cereal on Sunday. So check back later for pictures from that adventure. We hope everyone had a safe and joyous holiday today!
She was watching football. Mommy and Daddy are excited about that one.
We would like to thank Nana and Aunt Debbie for buying Ella the rainforest jumper. We set it up for her and she just loves it! On another note, everyone in the Parker house is adjusting well to Mommy being back to work. Ella's having a good time with Daddy during the day. However, Ella will be starting the daycare the Monday after Thanksgiving, so say a little prayer for Mommy and Daddy. And everyone in the Parker house has been sick. Even Ella...she has her first runny nose. She's handling it very well. No extra crankiness, just an upset baby when I use the nose plunger. She can't stand it! But overall everyone is getting better and just looking forward to the holidays coming up!
Me and my friend Jenny at her shower 2 days before Ella arrived. Can you tell I was over it? :)
This was a couple weeks before Ella arrived.
Well I just realized a lot of you never got to see me pregnant. Not the best site but never the less interesting. Anyway, I had a wonderful pregnancy. No sickness (not once!), just heartburn and major swelling. But as long as I wasn't sick I was doing great. I actually enjoyed it and felt beautiful. Might not have looked it, but definitely felt it. Ha! Anyway here are a couple of pics for everyone to see. The end result is way worth it. It was the best thing I've ever done in my whole entire life!
Well, Ella was a strawberry for Halloween this year. We strolled her around and went trick-or-treating with our neighbors. She didn't get too excited as she was asleep with 15 minutes of our trick-or-treating journey. But she still had fun and looked adorable.
Since Mommy started back to work this week, Ella has gotten to hang out a whole bunch with Daddy. Ella and Mommy are so proud of Daddy. He's doing a wonderful job!! Here is her first outfit that Daddy dressed her in on Monday. I guess he wanted everyone to know how Ella felt (notice the shirt).
"This blue, yellow, and green thing is pretty cool."
Well Ella is getting so much better with her head control. She is trying so hard to pull herself up and starts to get frustrated when she can't. She is also loving her hands. She thinks that they are the yummiest things in the world.