Wednesday, June 11, 2008

No instruction manual!

Ella is officially 2 weeks old and things are going very well. The only problem is when she was born there was not an instruction manual with her, I can bet this would have been a manual we both would read! She has been sleeping great during the night and we think this must be the Pelly in her - as the family has been known to be very good sleepers. We have been living a life of catered meals - our wonderful Sunday school class has provided us with meals close every day since we have been home from the hospital and other friends have brought over gifts and meals too - again cannot express how blessed we are to have such loving people in our lives. We took Ella to the doctor last Friday and she is back at her birth weight - she did manage to pee in David's lap with no diaper on and actually made it look like David had pee'd his pants - of course his loving wife could do nothing but cry from laughter. We are loving being parents...David is looking forward to his first Father's Day!

Monday, June 2, 2008


All 8 pounds 13 ounces and 22 inches arrived on Wednesday, May 28th at 4:02 pm. In typical Metzner fashion she was right on time. Where to was such an amazing experience. Our parents - now officially grandparents - made the drive from Jackson on Tuesday evening and spent the day at Northside on Wednesday waiting for Ella. They all wore pink shirts - when Jerry and Kurt were out running errands together in a car from Mississippi they did get a few looks! The hospital staff and Malia's doctor were amazing! David made the slip of saying it was the best hospital...and got a stern look from his dad. We arrived home from the hospital on Friday and it has been a whirl wind since. Linda will continue to stay for a few weeks - Jerry was here for about a week but Piedmont came calling. Kurt will be driving Dianne to Atlanta for a week plus in the middle of June - so we have the month of June covered, what to do for July??!!!Thank you again to our wonderful friends and family - we could not do it without everyone. Ella is truly a gift from God, we are so blessed.