On July 27, 2011, we had an addition to our growing family. No, not me (heaven help us) but brother and his adorable wife. Little Eleanore Kate joined our family. She was a little thing weighing in at 5 pounds 15 ounces and 18 1/2 inches long. She is truly a remarkably beautiful baby.
I have never seen a prouder papa in my entire life than my brother. I don’t think that anyone has ever been this excited to be a dad. He has absolutely doted on his wife and darling little daughter. He has been saving up all of his time off to take off a three week leave for the arrival of little Ellie.Thank heavens he did. My cute niece, at a few days old, starting seizing. They spent several days up at Primary Children’s Hospital trying to figure out what was going on inside that tiny body. Although they weren’t able to figure out what was going on, she is now home on some pretty heavy duty meds, a pic line and some help from home healthcare workers. Good news though, her seizures have stopped for the time being.
We are so grateful to have little Ellie in our family and Nena is certainly grateful to have a girl cousin! She holds the honor of being the first cousin (on either side) to hold her!Congrats Derek and Jac. We couldn’t be more thrilled for you!