Growing Out On A Limb



Introducing our little Eleanor Ruth … born on August 15th at 12:24 pm, 6 lbs 3.5 oz… she is already a bright little gem and the perfect addition to our family.  Here are a few pictures of her first days.

She is just a few hours old here, still a bit puffy and in the little knit hat that they give all newborns. I still need to write up her birth story but it was very similar to my other deliveries, which makes me a lucky mama… I pushed through three contractions and she was here!




Meeting her big brothers.  Emery is very curious and affectionate with her, giving her kisses and wanting to hold her.  And, despite having his nose buried in angry birds, Oliver was very excited to meet her too.  He’s asking me lots of questions about her too, like why that thing is on her bellybutton.

Having a snooze later on the day I was born.  IMG_4720

Hanging out with mommy later that night.  IMG_4738


I love those first couple of days in the hospital… the quiet nights, the one-on-one time, the visitors, the kind nurses that look after you and make you feel extra special.  I know a lot of women feel like they need to rush and get back home but I decided the extra night is just too valuable and took full advantage of it.  And I have a good hubby that had no problem taking care of the boys on his own the extra night… another reason to be super thankful.

Here we are ready to come home on Saturday morning.  She’s so teeny in that seat and her big brothers liked looking out for her in the back seat.


Four days old, hanging out at home with mommy (and in between packing and moving boxes).  


IMG_2702I snapped these few as she was waking up from an afternoon nap.  I love the stretches and faces little babies make.  

Too stinking cute.  IMG_4755

IMG_4758Blue would have been cool too but we’re pretty glad to have a splash of pink in the house.  I tell her that we might still be outnumbered by the boys in our household … but it’s in number only.


Author: furrychocolates

30-something living in New Brunswick, Canada. Married with two adorable boys, piano player and teacher, curler, and enjoy all types of sewing and crafting.

2 thoughts on “Eleanor

  1. you have a beautiful family Candice…..she is precious…congrats and have fun as you know they grow up way too fast… daughter turned 14 on saturday …..sigh

  2. Eleanor is indeed a blessing!!!

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