Wednesday, July 9, 2008

four weeks!?


beautiful Ellie made her debut, fashionably late, four weeks ago today.

can you believe it??!

though i can't believe it has already been four weeks...i also can't remember not having little Ellie as a part of my life. there are other things i can't remember:

what it was like to get a full night's sleep.
what it was like to be out in the real world...
what it was like to know what time of day it was for a reason other than the feeding schedule.
what it was like to think poopie diapers were gross.
what it felt like to put on a normal bra...among other things.
what it was like to stand still. or sit still for that matter.
how to put on mascara.
what it felt like to take a 10 minute shower.
what normal food tastes like...with the good spices...and chocolate...sigh.
what it was like to talk in a normal, human voice instead of a baby babble voice.
what our house looked like (well, the Chapman's house) without baby stuff...everywhere.
and, in spite of it all,

how i ever lived without her.

happy four weeks, sweet Ellie bear.

XOXO,

mommy

p.s. isn't she absolutely beautiful?

24 comments:

Lea Billings said...

I can't believe it's been 4 weeks already! How are things going? I miss you terribly!!!

Carrie said...

Yes, she is absolutley beautiful!!!

Aaron & Ashley said...

I loved the list of things you can't remember. I think it took me a good three months before I felt okay about having a social calendar again. When you feel like you can get out and not stress out, you should start coming to our playgroup! We will be meeting again on the second Thursday in July so get excited!

ClaysJenna said...

Wow, I cannot believe it has already been that long! She is so beautiful Marce!!! I take it I have quite a bit to look forward to on your list:) I, so far, can still sleep through the night...we'll see how long that lasts:)

jaci said...

she IS beautiful. I don't know why you worried about having an ugly baby. you are gorgeous, marce, and your little ellie is just the same!!

Adrienne said...

love the list.. i have bunch of lists like that on my blog. ahhh how motherhood changes everything

Dave, Cadance and Family said...

That is so crazy that it has been 4 weeks already!! Time goes by so fast now a days and when you add kids into the picture it seems to go by so much faster lol... She is such a doll!!

Megs said...

Marci, I haven't had a chance to say congrats yet! She IS beautiful! This post kinda started to scare me (me bein' preggy and all) but the way you ended it made me smile and realize that everything is great again! :)

Amy said...

Of course she's beautiful Marce- you're her mommy!

Joe, Amber and Ken said...

I love reading your creative posts. You baby is beautiful.

Jeff and Whitney said...

Happy 4 weeks. And yes she is BEAUTIFUL. But I expected nothing less from you.

Scott and Rach said...

NO WAY you have a darling baby!!! I found you off of Katie's blog and I am so glad I did. Congrats! So good to hear about you and see your pics.
love,
rach

Lali Johnson said...

Can I just say that I agree with everything on your list but this totally made me cry. You are just super cute! Ellie is beautiful. You guys are great parents!

ThE oLdHaM's said...

Marce! She is so beautiful! I can't believe how much hair she has!

Erika said...

She really is beautiful! I understand totally about the bra and most other things you said. Ha Ha! The life of a mother.

Megan said...

wow she is gorgeous! we miss you!

Katie said...

Marci! She is the most beautiful thing ever! Seriously, you guys are the cutest thing I have ever seen.

Ashlee and Jake said...

Wow it's really been 4 weeks! She is so beautiful! Hope you are doing well!

Ashley said...

She really is beautiful! I think she looks just like you, Marce. Enjoy these small moments with her...she'll just keep growing!

Nicole Leary Thompson said...

Lol! I love your list! It's kind of like my wonder years list. My son is going to be a year old next month and I so remember what it was like when he was a month old. You feel like your sole purpose is to be a milk machine. Thankfully it gets better;).

Brooke said...

I wish she would have looked at my camera like that :) she is a beauty! and just wait till you cant remember what it was like to not have to have to bribe you kids to behave and what a clean house is like :) when ya coming home?

Linda said...

Here I am identifying with every "I can't remember"... and my baby is 17!!! When Ellie grows up to be as wonderful as YOU... all this will have been so worth it!!PROMISE! You are both beautiful, inside out! I am so in LOVE with my FAMILY! Happy Ist Month Ellie Bellie. Te amo. Gammy

RaCh said...

what a sweet little baby! I can't believe she's already a month old. Isn't it amazing how much you love her!! We love her too!

Savannah said...

She is SO beautiful! I can't get over the luscious locks...