What a great month we have had. This is by far my favorite month so far. Ellie is so much more interactive, aware of he surroundings, and her little personality is showing through.
Things we have been up to this month:
• You got to go to the park and down the slide for the first time!
• Daddy had mid winter break an you got to spend the whole week with daddy!
• We celebrated Mama's birthday and went out to dinner with loud live Music and you loved it!
• You also got to celebrate your first St. Patrick's Day and we had "green week" at our home!
• You successfully experienced your second time change (Spring Forward) and were a champ!
• We also got to observe the first day of spring!
• We got your 9 months photos done and you were a much happier camper!
Stats: No official stats.
Height: guessing around 27"
Weight: somewhere in the 19 pound range
Head: larger than 17"
Food: eating about 6 ounces at each feeding for about 28-30 ounces a day. Solid foods and self feeding bread, puffs, beans, peas, cheese, and mashed potatoes.
Diapers: size three
Clothes: mostly 6-9 or 6-12 month. Mostly investing in the 12 month clothes now!
Sleeping: you finally rolled over onto your tummy so we are no longer swaddling you. To ease the transition we brought you back into our bed for a couple nights and now you are in your crib. You sleep for about 4 hours pretty well (I don't) so after you have flipped to your tummy a few times after I have come in to roll you over we bring you back into our bed so I can get some sleep!
Cries: rarely. Usually because you mouth is hurting you or you are hungry/tired.
Loves: baths, eating, holding her blankets, clapping, the hair dryer blowing on her face, rolling over, anything that makes noise and walking with assistance.
Hates: still not a big fan of getting her boogers out. Sippy cups, she hates them and just wants her bottle so we are goin to need to try out a few different kids I guess. Depending on her mood she may or may not be a fan of the vacuum cleaner.
Mama's proudest moment: when we are playing on the floor and she climbs into my lap for a hug!
Daddy's proudest moment: how she says and whispers "dada"
Oops of the month: when I took Ellie to get her 9 month photos done she had just woken from a nap, so I fed her and changed her diaper. Then to try and make her "outfit change" go more smoothly I put her green bloomers on under her pants. And figured that since we were just going to be out for the photo shoot (less than an hour) I wouldn't need any extra clothes. Wouldn't you know it that once we got to the studio she was hungry again and then had a gigantic pee and is leaked through her diaper, bloomers and jeans!!! So of course I had no change of clothes and she couldn't wear "piss-y" bloomers for the pics so she was just in a diaper and her dress.
Things we are looking forward to: Ellie walking and talking.
Dear Ellie, you are a complete joy and just a cute little baby. We love seeing your personality beginning to shine through and see what your interests are. You live music and toys that make sounds. You know what you like and what you want and being able to "walk" has helped you to get to where you want to go! You have the sweetest laugh and the best smile!!