We think Ellie is pretty exceptional. In fact, we’ve taken to calling her Miss Awesome.
I mean, for goodness sake, she’s stinkin’ beautiful, she growls more than she cries, she’s super alert, a great eater and she sleeps pretty well, too.
But today, well today she took the awesomeness to a whole new level.
First, she cooed.
Who cares, right? But she’s 18 days old. And I’m tellin’ ya, she cooed back at me while I was talking to her.
Second, she smiles.
You could chalk this up to my sleep deprivation, halucinations or the crazy talking, but I swear it’s true. Her God-mother will vouch for it, too.
Bless that woman. She’s been frequenting the house and bringing her joy with her – spreading it around like a magic dust. We can’t get enough of it.
Anyway, tonight, she chatted Ellie up. They talked of many things – Elizabeth is brilliant; it’s one of the many reasons we chose her to be God-mother.
Then . . .
“Did you just smile at me?!?” Elizabeth was a little stunned.
“See? I think she’s smiling, too!” I was glad someone else had seen it.
“I think she did! She smiled at me!”
At this point Jac’s feelings were a little hurt because, try as he may to get a reaction from this daughter, the only thing he gets is a concerned frown and suspicious eyes.
I know that will change.
I also know that the possibility that she’s just making faces and passing gas is very high. But I like to believe she’s exceptional. And because I’m the mom, I can do that.
She is exceptional, and it is ok for you to think that because you are her MOM!!! You have a precious little one! She was smiling because she is a happy baby!
ok, so once Taryn and I went on the internet to find out who the soap opera character was that her parents had named her after… we spent a whole afternoon… and looked for details about who she was and if there were nicknames… I’m just sayin’
Ha, Susan! I just saw this comment! Ellie will forever be curious about her namesake, so Jacques- make sure she at least knows which show it comes from, or she will wonder forever… I still don’t know what character I’m named after. At least Ellie’s got a cool show like Chuck!