Friday, February 06, 2009

Elyana Udpate & Nursery Pictures!

I wanted to post from Elyana's 2 week appointment. She is growing well! She weighed in at 8lb, 6oz and was 21 1/8inches long (that's 1/2 inch from her birth length). It was a 16oz weight gain in 12 days (her 3 day appointment she was 7lb 6oz), and all they wanted to see was 1 oz a day. So that's wonderful! It was a great confirmation to me that breastfeeding is going well. Without feeding a bottle, you can never know exactly how much your child is eating. I could tell she was gaining weight, but without an actual number, you don't know if it's enough. And the pediatrician was wanting to encourage me in the breastfeeding, so she told me even though the next appointment would be when Elyana is 2 months, I could come by anytime to weigh her to make sure she was gaining well. I probably will take her up on it when I'm already in town for my 6-week postpartem appointment, just to make sure. She told me sometimes it's hard to tell when the babies are "long and lean" but that's healthy. So praise God!!!

I still love every single day of motherhood. I will have to share some more fun moments, but I'm pressed for time right now and there's something I need to share...

Nursery pictures! Now, the nursery isn't decorated much yet (Jonathan said "these walls are really bare") but I'm picky. I got 1 week old newborn pictures of Elyana done that I will be putting up there (at least one 11x14). And there are corner shelves we're going to put up. I also have beaded curtain holders I have to sew/put up. So it will get better soon. But my newest favorite thing about the room: Elyana's name hanging there! My dear, dear and talented friend Susi (and little Violet) painted these gorgeous letters and adorned them with purple gems, velvet, beads, fringe - in other words, completely over the top, just like parts of her room! The amazing thing? Susi never ever saw a picture of the nursery! All she heard was that I wanted to accent in "deep, dark eggplant purple". And she knew my penchant for all things shiny and sparkly for Baby Girl. So enjoy what pictures there are!



Here's the little one bundled up to go for a walk!

My mom said this Christmas outfit makes her look like a jailbird! :)

TOO Pretty!

9 comments:

Lindsay said...

Soooo sweet:) The nursery is beautiful too.

It's so neat seeing you enjoy being a mom so much!

Herb of Grace said...

Ooo yay! I KNEW you would love those letters. I'm gonna tell on Sue and let you know she was a little insecure about them... But I KNEW you'd love them :) They look awesome-- love the chandelier!

Karen said...

She is just BEAUTIFUL!!! The nursery is gorgeous too!!

Keep a look out for something in the mail ;)

Jonathan, I have to apologize. For some reason I keep spelling your name with a -thon instead of -than, as you'll see on the card. You know, that third trimester/almost in labor pregnancy brain :)

Lindsey said...

Everything is beautiful, especially that baby girl!! Congrats!!

Carolyn said...

She is really cute and the nursery is beautiful!

Denise said...

Jonathan sez:
For shame karen! & you a pastor's wife! Someone needs to go read a little Samuel! :)

S and H said...
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S and H said...

Again, she so sweet! I can't wait to see her.....the sooner she can be introduced to me, the faster I can become her favorite aunt! Teehee....

The nursery looks very "Denise"....I love the Peter Rabbit prints!

Susannah Forshey said...

I am SOOO glad they turned out to fit in so well with the color scheme! I literally had the photo of the nursery you'd sent me up on the screen at different brightnesses trying to get a good purple shade for the paint on those things! I'm thrilled you like them so much! :) Thanks for the honor of making something for your precious daughter. We love you guys so much!