January 14, 2013
Eleanor "Ellie" Pearl Lyke
This Saturday I got to meet a very special person. My sister, Brittany, and brother-in-law, Michael, welcomed a baby girl, Eleanor. They named her after my paternal grandmother (I could see my dad beaming over this the first time he said, "Hi Ellie"). She's so new and tiny and precious. There's really nothing quite like a new baby is there?
There were many moments this weekend that left me filled with joy. Seeing my sister look so radiant after just giving birth, watching my brother-in-law hold his little girl, the moment when Ellie locked eyes with my husband, Jake, and stared at him for a good long while. My favorite moment was after we left the hospital room and shut the door, my parents embraced each other and hugged one another so tight.
Welcome to the family, Ellie! We all love you so much.
I made a little video of her first 2 days on earth. Yes, I am kind of a crazy obsessed Aunt - but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Eleanor Pearl Lyke from Brhea Koneman on Vimeo.