August 20, 2008
My Little Monkey, a.k.a my Little Melon, a.k.a Mary El, is one week old today. After only a week, she has accrued quite a few nicknames, don't you think? And that's not even all of them, just the least embarrassing ones to share with the internet. We're big into nicknames over here.
Needless to say, we are in love with Mary Ellen, completely in love with her. She fits into our family so perfectly. I feel like she has always been here.
So far her temperment is mild. She sleeps a lot, eats a lot, grunts a lot, poops a lot, stretches so cutely while scrunching up her little face. I love all of the newborn faces and sounds. I love how she curls up to fit my body so perfectly when I pick her up. I love how she hears my voice and immediately starts rooting around. She definitely knows the sound and smell of the food source :).
I think she's either telling us she's "not of this world" or she's a big fan of Star Trek in the above picture with her alien hand signal :).
She decided to give her mama a gift on her one week birthday: two 4 hour stretches between feedings last night, so I was able to get a whopping 8 hours of sleep in all. I feel like a million bucks today!
Happy one week birthday, sweet Mary Ellen. Your mama loves you so!
Wisdom From the Pope
“The inalienable dignity of every human being and the rights which flow from that dignity - in the first place the right to life and the defense of life - are at the heart of the church's message." Pope John Paul ended his address, saying: "In spite of divisions among Christians, 'all those justified by faith through baptism are incorporated into Christ...brothers and sisters in the Lord.'" Pope John Paul 2