Saturday, May 30, 2015

Baby Elle Marie: 7 Months and Summer is here!

Although we are still waking up at 6am with this little angel,  she's by far just the best baby we could have asked for!  She definitely makes her own rules and refuses to be consistent whatsoever when on any type of schedule.  She loves to play with anything Jack-related, whether it be him or his toys!  We finally bought a double stroller this month after Jack has been hitching rides on the Orbit and they think it's hilarious that they get to sit side-by-side :)  When alone, Elle has officially graduated to the Uppa Baby umbrella stroller which makes my life a little easier with how light it is.  She's been getting her first teeth, and I haven't noticed any real fussiness aside from anything normal?  She woke up a few times at night with "real" tears but nothing like how much pain Jack seemed to be in.  :/  We are still working on sitting up alone and tummy time to get ready for playing this summer in the backyard!

Age: 7 Months
Weight/Size: Heavy and long!
Eye & Hair Color, Teeth: Medium brown hair (getting lighter!) and blue eyes, and beginning to get her bottom teeth finally ; )
Favorite/New Words: Happy squeals and "Bababababa"
Favorite Activities:  Front packing at the ya-ya with Jack, "chasing" Jack around the house
Signature Moves:  Eating her toes, rolling from side to side, no crawling or standing yet (PRINCESS   Ellie we call her)
Likes:  Bathtime, stroller walks, being naked, toys she can chew on, her little Elephant lovey blanket, her Humidifier (I don't know why- it glows at night maybe?), being rocked to sleep wrapped up in her blanket (rare now), playing on the floor, Mommy's IPhone and Jack's water bottles
Dislikes: Pears and cherries, and being in one place too long
Mommy Likes & Dislikes:  How overall easy she is during the day, her giggles and how she's starting to say words!!  Jack and I try to get her to say Mama all the time haha!  Dislikes: Napjai
Sleeps: About 7pm-6am with some or no wakings, with 3 naps about 2.5-3 hours apart each, one of those is long and the rest are short 45 minute ones (although this can vary from day to day which drives me crrrraaazzzy!)

Changes in Mood/Behavior:  She definitely understands cause-and-effect now, and she will tell you exactly how she feels!  She also doesn't want to be rocked or soothed before naps anymore and arches her back- fine with me!  She started going down for naps without crying too!
Eating:  4-6oz bottles (decreased w/food intake) and breakfast/lunch/dinner of solids!  Well purees anyways...and a little bit of cheese
Clothes: 6 month clothes for the most part and 9 month pajamas
Proud Parent Moment: When after nap after nap I was rocking her and she was getting too heavy- I just put her down in her crib for a nap one day because I was SO tired and she rolled over and fell asleep herself!!
Looking forward to:  our Palm Springs vacation this month!  I've been buying WAY too many PS outfits for Elle and not nearly enough for Jack & myself :)  Time to go shopping!

....this past month in pictures....

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Baby Ellie Belle: 1/2 Year Old! Happy 6 Months little love!

We still say we hit the Baby Lotto  with this little girl, and every day she is reminding us of that with her smiles, squeals of laughter, and overall easy-going temperament.  She is loving peek-a-boo, doing anything that involves interaction with her brother Jack, seeing Daddy when he comes home at night, and waking up to Mommy coming to the crib in the mornings by kicking furiously!  She has also noticed Hunter (DeeDee) and he's seriously in love with her- sits next to her, on her, she pulls his ears....and he loves all of it!  How could you not love her with a face like this??  We love you to pieces Miss Ellie Belle, Happy 1/2 Birthday pretty pretty Princess! xoxo

Age: 6 Months
Weight/Size: 26.5 inches (75th in height) 15 1/2 lbs (50th in weight)
Eye & Hair Color, Teeth: Dark/Medium brown, medium green/blue and still no sign....
Favorite/New Words: Happy squeals and blowing raspberries with her tongue
Favorite Activities:  Playing in her "fish tank" or mad scientist chair, being held up high in the air or upside down
Signature Moves:  Beginning to sit up unassisted! She is also SO close to finding her feet!
Likes:  Her brother of course, playing peek-a-boo, playing independently in the playroom, teepee games with Jack, chewing her mini-Sophie giraffe, bubbles in the backyard, and bath time
Dislikes: being held like a baby (cradle position) and the Ergo carrier
Mommy Likes & Dislikes:  Her giggles, perfect lips and big blue eyes! Dislikes: Power naps
Sleeps: About 7pm-6am isn with some or no wakings, with 3 naps about 2.5-3 hours apart each, one of those is long and the rest are short 45 minute ones
Changes in Mood/Behavior:  She's increasingly becoming a little difficult to settle for her last (power nap) of the day, and knows if she lets out a mad scream we will come to her!  
Eating:  6-8oz bottles morning & after each nap and 4oz bottle before bed, started solids two weeks ago and her favorites are Butternut squash, apples and pears
Clothes: 6 Month clothes, nine month pajamas & swimsuits  (soooo tall!)
Proud Parent Moment: How she can play up to 20 minutes (maybe longer?) by herself surrounded by her toys- something Jack would never do- it allows me to take showers and get ready in the mornings!  And update this blog : )
Looking forward to:  sitting up completely on her own so that we can take her with Jack to the swimming pool!  Jack LOVES the Aquatic Center and it's so convenient being 5 miles away- we'd love to take Elle in the water too!

....this past month in pictures....


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