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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

One week with Elle

Our sweet girl is one week and two days old today and as cliche as it sounds, I can't imagine life without her. She is the sweetest baby and has meshed in perfectly with her big siblings. We were worried about how our other three children would react to having a new baby around- especially Charlie who was the baby of the family just over one week ago! Lucky for us, they all love Ellie just as much as Chris and I do and there is nothing in the world sweeter than that. They especially love when she is awake and wide eyed. Lila has taken on the role as second mother and asks to hold her and feed her all the time. We feel so lucky to have four healthy children and can't wait to see how each of their relationships develop.

In terms of my recovery, it's been a bit challenging. I had my fourth c-section in five years and while the surgery and initial recovery in the hospital went extremely well, I ended up developing a delayed allergic reaction to either a drug or something they used during the c-section. I've been to multiple doctors and no one can quite figure it out. It's so frustrating because in terms of my surgery recovery, I feel great- I'm moving around way better than I did compared to my previous sections. But I'm dealing with this insane reaction which is uncomfortable and just plain annoying. I just started a steroid yesterday and I'm hoping this allergic reaction starts clearing up soon. Other than this minor bump in the road, I feel incredibly grateful that Ellie came into this world healthy and without complications- especially after having two babies in the NICU. I'm counting my blessings (four of them to be exact) and I'm happy to be home and settling into our new routine as a family of six.

And of course- especially grateful to my husband who always puts us first and goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is taken care of!

Thanks for being patient with the lull in posts- I promise to be back up and running soon!

xo Chrissy

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