This girl entered the world with high drama. "We will be happy if she gets to 34 weeks" turned into "induction on due date" turned into "c-section the next day."
|Brand new Ellie.|
Ellie spent her first three weeks in the NICU, healing from duodenal atresia surgery and learning to eat.
|So many wires. And the first kind of tape they used gave her a rash, so she looks a little rough.|
Ellie had a rough first six months with open heart surgery added to the mix. But by a year, she was a pretty healthy kid.
|First birthday party prep.|
|She really, really liked the blue icing.|
Ellie, we love you so much, and we can't wait to see what the coming year has in store!
|Second birthday party. She wanted a moo party.|
|Her third birthday was on a snow day.|
Happy fourth birthday, my sweet and crazy girl.