Grammie stayed with us until Ensley was 1 week old. Then, we were alone until Nana got there the following Saturday. They were both such big helps!
During Ensley's first few weeks of life, she was a pretty good baby. She only really cried when she was hungry or when she had gas. Not that she is a bad baby now :), but she loves to be held, swaddled, and in constant motion...She loves to be in the baby bjorn most of the time or swaddled in her swing. She hates red lights!
Her big brother is still in love with her. He loves talking to her and kissing her. His voice goes up about an octave when he talks to her and it always starts with "um, hi, um hello". Not sure why, but that's how all of his conversations with her start. He likes to put her paci in, although we are still working on being gentle with it and even tried to pick her up once when she was crying (mommy ran down the hallway yelling Noooooooooooo and we all survived that one).
You may have noticed that Ensley has a birthmark right under her left eye. It's a hemangioma that popped out about 1 week after she was born. I have done a lot of research on them and we have opted to treat it early on. Unfortunately, there is not a doctor near us that treats them! So, Ensley was referred to a plastic surgeon in Charleston, Sc. Luckily, Uncle Ryan and Aunt AJ live there. So, Ensley and Mommy made her first road trip when she was 5 weeks old. We stopped often, but we eventually made it. Ensley had her first appointment and received her first pulsed dye laser treatment. After the treatment, you will notice a little scab on top of it. It fell off and now we are set to go back every 4 weeks for the next 3 or 4 months to receive a treatment. We are hoping that is responds positively to the treatment and does not grow anymore. The Dr. said that by the time she is 2, we should never even know it was there! Wish us luck!
We got in a quick pic with Uncle Ryan before we left...