Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lots of updates, not-a-lotta time

Ellie had lots of excitement last week. First....
She still loves her MOM



Second...
She got her first tooth! It poked through without a whole lot of complaining. Two days into it was another story. Non stop screaming and hand biting. I feel so bad for her.



Third...
Ellie celebrated her first Thanksgiving! She was such a good girl. She let both of her parents eat dinner without making them hold her. She chilled in her bouncy and watched her cousin play in the exersaucer. Then she took a 2 hour nap!
Add Imageoops, no pics. I'm a bad Mom.

Fourth...
4-Month appointment time! She is 14 lbs, 14 oz and 26 and 1/4" This puts her in the 94% for height and 68% for weight. Which leads to

Fifth...
First attempt at rice cereal! As expected, not a whole lot landed in her mouth. And guess what? I think these pictures are adorable even though I HATE pictures of babies with food on their faces. Life as I know it has changed forever!


Saturday, November 21, 2009

A week of firsts

Hello Beautiful!

This week Ellie rolled over (back to front) for the first time. She actually did this awhile ago, but it seemed to be a fluke and I think she had the aid of the bars on her activity mat. This time was hopefully for real (at daycare) and she did it again at home the same evening. She's also getting her first tooth on her bottom left side. She's been VERY drooly, but not horribly fussy. She has her 4-month appointment coming up this week before Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Squeaky Ellie

I haven't posted a video or anything for that matter in awhile (work has been kicking my bum). Here is a short clip of her squealing at us. She's constantly doing cute things, but they are hard to catch because she stops whenever I pull the camera out and just glares at the pretty shiny silvery square.


video

In other news, for the past week, Ellie has been making lots of razzing/buzzing noises. We'll even hear her make them in the middle of the night over her monitor. Soo cute, but soo drool producing. She's been very occupied by touching everything. Her favorite is her foot which she likes to hold with one hand and stroke with the other. She's making friends with Odie and laughs at him when he runs crazily all over the house. I love love love her laugh which is making more and more appearances. She's also getting ticklish, especially around her feet and neck. Sometimes I clean her neck just to hear her laugh. Here are some of our recent favorite pictures:



Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween







For her first Halloween, Ellie decided to be a giraffe! She was so cute! Last minute, Scott picked up a little devil costume for Odie. For the last 3 years, he has been a sheriff, but this year's costume is much more fitting. Every time someone came to the door, he freaked out and did his awful doggie scream which made Ellie cry for awhile. After she calmed down, someone was at the door again. It was a vicious cycle, so he ended up hanging out in his kennel until the trick or treat rush was over.

We can't believe it is already November. Ellie has been doing great at daycare. Her routine is settling down and she's been sleeping a little bit better. Now she holds her head up really well and can push up and look around while laying on her stomach. She's sooooo close to rolling over from back to front, but can't get her arm out of the way. She did it once a week ago, but it seems like it was a fluke. She's talking so much more and making buzzing sounds. She thinks it is hysterical to have her feet tickled and is especially fond of the sound "ka."