Ellie at 8 months

Ellie girl is still a very calm, neutral baby. But usually a very happy baby. She rarely complains or makes any mad sounds. Only when she’s really tired and wants to nurse NOW. She still gets so excited to see sister. She kicks her legs and has the biggest smile.

Ellie has started to chat a bit. She doesn’t chat frequently, but when she does it’s the cutest, most dainty sound. She will just make a blahblahblah sound. And sometimes she just opens and closes her mouth without any sound haha.

Ellie sleeps mostly on her tummy, and occasionally on her side. She is still a terrible sleeper. Naps 30 minutes at a time. Waking up every 2 hours at night. We are trying to figure out where to put her crib since she is getting too big to be in her co sleeper. But we just don’t have the space to put her crib. We need to do some major rearranging to get it in our bedroom. And then I can work on some sleep training.

She is now a rolling pro! She just rolls all over the place.

Daddy had a lot of time off over Christmas and got to be home. It was the best. He and Ellie really started to connect and it was so beautiful to see.

I gave Ellie some puffs to try and she was not a fan. I put them in her mouth and she just stuck her tongue out with it stuck on there and would shake her head. Ellie does not like texture. Any food with any type small texture, she gags or spits it out.

We love our cute, dainty, chill girl so much.

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Christmas 2016

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Ellie at 7 months

Ellie is starting to become a fun little baby. Her personality is beginning to show more and just be more fun. She is bit more expressive now, which is good and bad. She lets us know when she is happy, mad, sad, annoyed, needs more attention, etc…  When she knows it’s bed time and I’m getting ready to nurse her, if I set her down, she lets out the maddest cry ever. She just wants to nurse right now. She also shows that she’s mad if you take something away from her that she really wants. Ellie also has a happy scream. When she is playing with sister or is excited, she does a loud, piercing, happy scream.

On 11/30/16 She fully transitioned to the zipadee zip. That thing has been wonderful. And now she can’t sleep without it. She sleeps mostly on her tummy now that she is not swaddled and roll over easily.

She still shakes her head back and forth a lot. She is almost sitting up on her own. She is getting stronger and stronger.

One of my very favorite things is when she’s nursing, her hand wanders and she just feels my chest and my face and neck. I love it. I am so grateful that I have been able to nurse both my girls. I think it’s the most wonderful thing in the world (after you get over the initial nursing hump!)

She got to enjoy her first Christmas this month! In these pictures, she’s wearing the same sweater I wore as a baby <3

Ellie is our sweet, chill, yummy baby and we love her so very much.

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Ellie at 6 months

Ellie got to try food for the first time on October 7. She was a little over 5 months and we just felt like she was ready. She was pretty thrilled trying some sweet potato and carrot mixed with breast milk. She anxiously leaned toward each bite.

She shakes her head back and forth a lot. She sits alright in the bumbo, but still pretty wobbly.

I tried to go without chocolate for a week to see if it would make a difference in her sleep, but it didn’t change a thing. I also tried limiting dairy, but same thing, I didn’t notice anything different in spit or sleep. So who knows how to solve the sleep mystery! She is still swaddled, and I’m trying to figure out how to transition her out of it.

There have been a handful of times that Ellie has woken up from her nap and Madeline is out with Daddy or with her Grandmas or Aunties, and she just looks and looks for sister. She knows something is not right haha. It’s so sweet. She just loves that big sister.


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Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016! This year a little more fun with Madeline being older. She understood it more, was a bit more brave going door to door, and enjoyed it so much more. Our sweet Snow White and her trusty sidekick, Dopey. 🙂






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