Guest post- Mommy and baby update!

Hello all!

Carly here. I’m Laury’s sister. Laury asked me to send out an update to everyone, letting you know that she has been overwhelmed with joy over all of your comments, messages, tweets and emails about her new addition! She is so thrilled to have such great readers and friends and really appreciates all of you! Ella is amazing, Laury has so many stories to tell you once she feels a bit better. Labor and delivery went beautifully and baby Ella is as healthy as can be and breast-feeding perfectly, however there were some complications later that night with Mom. I can assure you that everything is okay now, thankfully, and I’m sure Laury will share more details with you soon! Since then, it has made her recovery a little tough. Any energy she does have is put into the baby and focusing on getting rest so she can get back to her old self again!


Our mom and I visited Laury, Michael and Ella ( and Munchkin) tonight and everyone was glowing. I spent the whole night alternating between holding E and then posing her for beautiful pictures. This little girl is so photogenic and such a camera ham. She was so well-behaved! The best part was that my mom crocheted these AMAZING hats for E and put some great flowers on them which looked absolutely adorable and kept her head nice and warm! I know Ella loved them so much; she could not stop smiling! We plan on opening up an online store soon called ELLA’S HAT SHOP!


Now… to hold you over while you patiently wait for Laury to get back to 100%, ENJOY THE CUTENESS!!!!!!



Thank you so much for all of your kind words and thoughts for Laury and Ella! It means a lot to Laury and I know she can’t wait to get back to posting and share all of her stories and details about Ella! She feels terrible that she hasn’t been able to respond to each of you individually.


Happy Mother’s Day to my sister and to all the Mommys out there!




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  • Reply Amy

    Thanks for the update!
    AND the pictures!
    She is absolutely beautiful!!

    May 8, 2011 at 12:29 am
  • Reply Holly @ The Runny Egg

    Thanks for the update!!! Ella is adorable — and those hats are too cute!

    May 8, 2011 at 12:39 am
  • Reply Leila @ Spinach and Skittles

    Ahhhh I love all the Ella pictures. Your mom is so talented! Gorgeous hats – love the Etsy store idea 🙂
    Lots of good juju going out to Laury to get better quickly!

    May 8, 2011 at 1:03 am
  • Reply thehealthyapron

    SO happy for you laury! Glad you are doing well and that ella is also doing well! Enjoy being a mommy and Happy 1st Mother’s Day!

    May 8, 2011 at 4:10 am
  • Reply Pure2raw twins

    awww thanks for the update!! So happy to hear they are both doing well.

    Happy Mothers Day Laury!

    May 8, 2011 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Keri

    omg she is so beautiful! Thank you for keeping us posted Carly 🙂

    May 8, 2011 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Nicole @ Making Good Choices

    Baby Ella is gorgeous!! She is such a camera ham 🙂 Thanks for sharing them with us. Can’t wait to hear from Laury!

    May 8, 2011 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner

    Ella is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

    Happy Mother’s Day!! 🙂 I hope you feel better soon Laury!

    May 8, 2011 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Lori

    I am just now finding out Ella was born. Congratulations Laury and hubby!
    She is such a little punkin…adorable!

    May 8, 2011 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Kris |

    Awwww, she is beautiful!! I can’t wait to hear how Laury is doing!! Love you Laury!


    May 8, 2011 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply Mary @ Bites and Bliss

    She’s absolutely beautiful!!! I’ve been away lately and this is the first time getting to see baby Ella..she’s gorgeous. We love you, Laury!!

    May 8, 2011 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply melissa @ the delicate place

    happy 1st mother’s day! hope you’re doing great!

    May 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm
  • Reply Eschelle

    just perfect! You grew one cute little baby there!! Congrats again, and I hope you heal up soon, take you’re time we’ll all be here when you are ready and come back!

    May 8, 2011 at 6:30 pm
  • Reply Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie)

    Yay, thanks for the update!! Ella is adorable!! I hope you’re feeling better love, best wishes!! And Happy Mother’s Day!!!
    xoxo 😀

    May 8, 2011 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply Morgan

    Thank you Carly for the update and all the flippin adorable as EVER pictures of baby Ella! She is to die for adorable perfectness! Tell Laury that Mo says Happy Mothers Day!!!!

    May 8, 2011 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    Thanks for the update—Ella is beautiful! Glad to hear Laury is ok in spite of some complications. I’m sure the fact that she was in tip top physical shape had to have helped her get through!

    May 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm
  • Reply Leashieloo

    AH! SO CUTE! Welcome to the world Ella!

    May 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm
  • Reply Suzanne Williams

    Great post and thanks for the update. She does pose perfectly already. What a cutie!

    May 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm
  • Reply Sophia @ Raven Waves

    Ella is so beautiful!!! Thanks for the update! I hope Laury feels better soon!!

    May 8, 2011 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply Tiffany @ Simply Shaka

    OMG she is so frickin gorgeous! I cannot get enough of her and her stylish hats! 🙂

    May 9, 2011 at 8:47 am
  • Reply Dana

    Congrats!!! she is stunning 🙂

    May 9, 2011 at 9:36 am
  • Reply Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun

    She is ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    May 9, 2011 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Alexa @ Simple Eats

    Goodness gracious she’s adorable! Congrats to you all!

    May 9, 2011 at 4:30 pm
  • Reply Leah @ Why Deprive?

    Shes so adorable!! I just love those hats.

    May 9, 2011 at 6:45 pm
  • Reply La.

    Thank you sister!!!! I’m glad Laury is ok and Ella is just gorgeous!

    May 9, 2011 at 11:38 pm
  • Reply First and Third

    […] Michael to get rest at home and take care of Munchkin, I needed him to have strength and energy.  Like my sister said in the last post,  there was an episode in the hospital the first night that made things difficult for me. That and […]

    May 10, 2011 at 3:02 am
  • Reply Adam

    What a gorgeous baby! Some people falselybelieve a fetus or newborn have no awareness.Congrats.

    May 10, 2011 at 4:32 am
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