Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Five Months

At 5 months old, Ellie… 

- Continues to be the happiest little girl. Although she seems to be bored with Daddy and I on the weekends after playing with kids all day during the week. She needs to be seeing and doing things on the weekend or she gets kind of cranky.

That bitty girl is wearing NINE month jammies tonight. #slowdown

- Is still not a fan of tummy time, but she doesn't mind laying on her back on the floor while we do things in the kitchen. She rolled all the way from her back to her belly a couple weeks ago, and then was NOT happy to be there.

That little chunker rolled all the way from her back to her belly last night and managed to get that arm out of the way. And then, of course, was not happy about being there. :)

- Has had one middle-of-the-night feeding on a weeknight in the two months that I've been back to work. I thought she might go back to sleep on her own, but she cried and cried until I went in there, then she gave me a HUGE grin. After a 1am snack, it was back to bed for the rest of the night.

- Is wearing big girl jammies at night. We got rid of the swaddle shortly after she turned four months old. We did one night with one arm out, two nights with both arms out, then out of the swaddle completely and into big-girl footy jammies with no problems.

- Is still rarely napping on the weekends. The little busybody might miss something you know.

- Loves being read to. She pays attention and looks at everything on the pages.

Happy Monday!

- Is still chewing on EVERYTHING. Her shirt is a big favorite, after our cheap burp cloths. Still no teeth though.

- Is eating more at daycare, but is going longer between feedings. I'm thinking this is a sign she may be ready for food at 6 months.

- Was a little freaked out by Mama putting a straw with milk to her mouth last week. She would drink the milk if it was already in the straw, but she wouldn't suck on the straw. I tried an open cup too, but that really freaked her out. She's still sticking her tongue out when you put anything close to her lips, so that was pretty entertaining. But she did pretty well with the sippy cup.

We tried out a sippy today. #growingtoofast

- Is loving sitting in her Jeep walker. She doesn't get it to move, but she loves sitting up and being able to see everything that's going on.

Ready to go!

- Chewing on/snuggling with her giraffe Taggies blankie all the way to daycare and all the way home. She never makes a peep.

She rides 20 minutes to daycare and 20 minutes home every day without a peep. She's an angel baby.

- Is becoming a real Daddy's girl. In the last week, she has started rubbing his whiskers when he's holding her. He gets her in the morning on the weekends when she wakes up and they rock on the front porch and watch cars go by until she gets hungry. She loves sitting out there looking at the trees moving.
She has started rubbing Daddy's whiskers in the last week or so.
She's such an angel baby. Life is pretty sweet with her around.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Four Months

I cannot believe it has been four months since this sweet girl came into our lives on a frigid snowy afternoon.

At 4 months, Ellie… 

- Is a happy girl. She gets mildly fussy in the evenings when she wants to eat more, but otherwise she’s smiling all the time.

- Is getting more and more chatty. Especially in the evenings after she’s eaten and I sit her up to burp, she loves to sit on my lap and have a chat. She just coos and squeals and grins like crazy.

- Does not want to lay back if you’re holding her. She tries to pull herself up (like she’s doing a sit up), even when she’s sitting in her car seat. She wants to see what’s going on.

This bitty girl is almost constantly trying to sit up. When she's not doing that she's pedaling her air bike hundreds of miles and waving her arms like a tiny, violent music conductor. #ellieclaire #3months

- Is loving Daddy-led bath time. They play and splash and Mama can get her supper eaten or get a few things done.

- Is still a great little sleeper. She’s going to bed around 10:00 at night and I have to wake her up at 6:15 in the morning. On weekends she usually sleeps until 8:00 or so. She usually take two short(ish) naps a day. We just need to try to get her to sleep a little earlier in the evening. Mama’s 4:45 alarm is a little rough! At least someone wakes up cheery!

Happy Thursday!

- Is still swaddled at night (although she usually gets one or both arms out by morning). She still fights the swaddle unless she has a full belly and is very tired. I usually lay her down semi-awake and sometimes she cries for a minute or so, but it never lasts long.

Neither of us was interested in getting up today. #ellieclaire #3months

- Is chewing on everything. I don’t know if it’s early teething or what but if she doesn't have her hands in her mouth, she’s sucking on the burp cloth, or the blanket, or my arm or shoulder or shirt.

Constantly. Sure hope she's not teething at not quite four months.

- Reaches up to play with the toys on her playmat.

- Is still not a fan of tummy time - probably partly because we’re not doing it as much as we should! :/ Mama needs to do better about fitting that in our busy evenings!

- Pooped in the tub three out of six nights that I bathed her while Daddy was on a road trip last week.

For those that were at our baby shower: it's the pelican!

- Did great on our first solo outing to the mall, other than one meltdown in the Macy’s fitting room when she was hungry for five minutes too long.

That sweet baby did so great on our first solo trip to Lafayette (non-locals: that's a one-hour drive away), other than one screaming-bloody-murder meltdown in the dressing room where she refused to eat for about five minutes. So proud of my girl today. A

- Is loving all of the kids at the daycare she started going to this week. They talk to her and she just grins. She seems to be the topic of the week with all the kids. :)

Ready to make some new friends today at daycare. #growinguptoofast #ellieclaire #4months

She's such a good baby. We are so, so blessed.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Currently - May 2014

This blog has been seriously neglected for the last month or so (and will continue to be). I went back to work May 1st, so there is no time for blogging. There is barely time for eating, laundry, or bathing (for me anyway :). So here’s a very quick list of what’s going on around here lately with a few pictures of our sweet girl.

Reading The Good Mother Myth during pumping breaks at work, when I’m not playing solitaire on my iPad.
Smooching these feet constantly. Baby feet are my new favorite.

Baby feet are my favorite.

Watching recorded shows on the DVR in the evenings. We’ve gotten behind on our favorite shows since I went back to work.

Hoping Ellie naps well this weekend so I can try to catch up on Project Life (and my real life!).

Neither of us was interested in getting up today. #ellieclaire #3months

Feeling like I could just gobble up her chubby cheeks. Seriously. I want to eat them.

"No Mama, I'm full. Please leave me alone."

Eating anything and everything…I’m hungry all the time!!

Enjoying some extra snuggle time at 3am on my first Mother’s Day.

E wanted some extra Mama-time on our first Mother's Day do she gifted me some 3am snuggling. :) #ellieclaire #3months

Wishing I had more time to get things done in the evening…welcome to life as a working mama. Our evenings are a flippin’ CIRCUS.

Photo May 14, 8 51 48 PM

Noticing E has really gotten mobile in the past week or two. She must ride her imaginary bike 10 miles a day.

Watching the ceiling fan. That thing finally moves!

The ceiling fan is on.

Loving Daddy-led bath time. I can shovel supper in my mouth while we cross something off our evening to-do list, and they both have fun.

Bath time had to be moved to the bathtub as someone had gotten very splashy the last few days. #daddybathsaremorefun

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 10

Week 10: March 3 - 9, 2014

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2014 Project Life Week 10

Left side: four weeks old, Starbucks, bathtime.

2014 Project Life Week 10

Right side: supper with family, Ellie's first bottle.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 9

Week 9: February 24 - March 2, 2014

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2014 Project Life Week 9

Left side: three weeks old, supper at Nana and Papaw's house.

2014 Project Life Week 9

Right side: The Ellie Show continued...surely someday it will balance out and it won't be ALL photos of her?? :)

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