Sleep and Muffins

Probably the number one question I get now is, “Sleeping much?” Surprisingly, the answer is, “Yes, a bit.” That’s not to say we’re getting long stretches of continuous sleep, but Ellie tends to sleep in larger chunks during the night (3-4 hours), so we’re only up a couple of times. For now. We’re now in … Continue reading Sleep and Muffins

First Checkup

We took Ellie to her first checkup today, which also marked her first public outing since returning from the hospital. She was an angel for the most part, getting a bit worked up in the crowded and noisy waiting room. Fortunately, I was able to get her to calm down fairly quickly – it felt … Continue reading First Checkup

We’re Home

Home Asleep Originally uploaded by Jeff Carlson Yes, the wonderful nurses and staff at Swedish turned on us and insisted that we go home, like it’s some responsibility of ours to raise this beautiful child. Ellie slept for most of the drive, then got a feeding in the glider. About a nanosecond after that, both … Continue reading We’re Home

Eliana Wren Carlson

Please, please, please welcome Eliana Wren Carlson, born this morning at 8:48 a.m. in Seattle. Ellie weighed in at 7 pounds 3.5 ounces, stretched out to 21 inches in length, and is more beautiful than I could have possibly fathomed. Mother and baby are healthy and happy (and tired). For a few more photos, go … Continue reading Eliana Wren Carlson