Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Ellie: 10 Months

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10 Months! Getting so close to the big ONE. Ellie is so fun and such a goofy sweet spirited baby. I am so excited to continue to see her little personality develop. I can tell she is going to be so different from her sister, her own person. This past month has been great and before we know it we will have a 1 year old!

Stats: 
Probably around 21 lbs or so
Wearing size 4 diapers
12 mo clothes and a few 12-18 items
Teeth: 2 and quickly on her way to more

Likes:
Pulling up and cruising around furniture
Pulling tissues out of the box
Making a b-line for the dog water and food bowls...she loves them!
Bath time w/big Sister - they are so cute in the bath together

Dislikes:
Diaper changes
Getting her clothes on for the day
Putting her pajamas on at night (you would think someone was beating her, the screams and cries - oh my!)


Milestones/Firsts:
Cruising - she pulls up on everything and then just cruises around going after different objects
First Christmas
Second tooth!
Sort of saying "Mama" but sometimes its "Mamamama"

Sleep:
Hit or miss. Sometimes we get a 2hr nap, sometimes its 30 minutes. She is going to bed easy again at night but is still waking up 1x a night between 3-6. Currently we are letting her cry it out for a few min and if she doesn't go back to sleep I feed her a small bottle and she will sleep til around 8:15 or so. We are going to have to man-up and do a little more training so she will start sleeping through the night consistently.

Family:
Ellie LOVES being around her sister and often times trying to play with whatever Molly is playing with. The dynamic between the two is getting interesting but I can tell that when E gets a little bit older they are going to be the best of friends. Ellie has also gotten a tad better about her Mommy separation syndrome. She will actually let me turn the opposite direction from her without having a total breakdown. Yay!

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Ellie: 9 Months

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9 Months in - 9 Months out. Insane to think that she is quickly on her way to turning 1! This past month she has really gotten mobile, crawling fast and pulling herself up constantly. She laughs all the time and will give you a big ol' grin for just looking in her direction. She is feisty about certain things and hates to be still for even a second. I used to think she was going to be our more chill child but everyday I start to think that we will definitely have our hands full with two high energy girls. I can hardly remember life before Ellie now and she is so special to our family. We love you Ellie Belly!

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Stats: 
20lbs 1oz, 28" long
Wearing size 3 diapers during the day and size 4 at night
Wearing 9-12 mo and 12 mo clothes
Teeth: 1! - her first tooth finally broke through on the bottom. yay!

Likes:
Pulling anything and everything off any surface and onto the floor
Eating (current favorites are sweet potatoes, grapes, cheese, green beans and puffs)
Playing Peek-a-Boo
Her play table

Dislikes:
Mom walking in the opposite direction (she really, really doesn't like this)
Her sister loving a little too hard
Being in the carseat for more than 5 minutes

Milestones/Firsts:
Pulling up - girl is everywhere!
First Thanksgiving. Dominated the food portion of the holiday.
First extended period staying in OKC - we went for a week.
First tooth!
Sort of saying "Mama" but sometimes its "Mamamama"

Sleep:
Ugh. We hit the dreaded 9 month regression hard. She fights naps and sometimes they only last 30 minutes, she started fighting bedtime a bit and she is back to waking up once between 4am - 6am. Fun.

Family:
Ellie soaked up all the extra family time while back in OKC and got to meet her Great Grandma Ruth which was super fun. She continues to want to be near her sister and play with all the same toys!

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Molly at 9 months vs Ellie - couple of cuties!
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