Thursday, May 6, 2010


At 10 months Ellie...


Waves enthusiastically, not scared to use both arms.

Eats a lot. New favorite = cheesy toast, but this scares mom because she's not the best chewer and stuffs way too much food in her mouth.

Yells at her mom for not feeding her fast enough.

Rolls a ball back to me and claps as soon as she lets go.

Does "SO BIG" and claps her hands if you tell her "Patty Cake."

Starting to enjoy books. Likes the monkey banana book and dislikes the Bible.

Loves songs especially Pussy Cat Dolls - "Buttons," dislikes "found a peanut."

Lifts arms to be picked up and then pushes me away as soon as i have her in my grasp.

Likes piggy goes to market, but i have to bite her feet to keep her interested.

Digging the itsy bitsy spider.

Loves it when my dad counts to her.

Rides Odie and laughs.

Likes it at first when Odie sits on her, dislikes it after 2 seconds.

Laughs when I cry.

Finally crawling! Watch out world.

Monday, May 3, 2010

9 month stats

Last week Ellie had her 9 month appointment, but she is actually 9 and a half months. Her stats were 29.5" and 19 9 oz which was 94 percentile for height and 58 for weight. Doctor said she is doing great! We are down to 4 bottles a day and 3 solid meals. Her new favorite is toast cut in small pieces. She is also enjoying all of the veggie blends from gerber, blueberry pear oat, and homemade mango. YUM! In the last few days, Ellie is getting up on her hands and knees, ready to crawl. She can go from this position to seating and vise versa. She gets a huge grin on her face as she moves all all around. So cute! I just got back from a wonderful trip to NYC and Ellie had FOUR DAYS alone with her dad. All ended well but I'm sooo happy to be back with her.