Sunday, September 26, 2010

Oh Elle, I love you!

Elle is growing up so fast. Everyday it seems like she is learning new things, it is so amazing to watch. Last night while I was changing her diaper she started covering her eyes, playing peek a boo with me. It is so fun, now whenever I say "where is Ellie? Where is my baby?" she covers her eyes! It is so adorable.

Hockey is back so I took her down to the rink tonight to see her dad since he was working all day and she impressed everyone she came in contact with. Waving HI, clapping, throwing her arms up for "Touchdown", it is all so cute and it is so amazing to watch. She is absorbing things so well now.

I am working on teaching her EYES, NOSE and MOUTH. I am thinking she will catch on soon.

We went to the local high school football game recently and here are some cute pics from the game. These pictures are actually some of my favorites ever of her and us (mom and dad).

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Elle is 10 Months Old!

Elle turned 10 months old last Friday, and I haven't updated yet because her dad and I left for Las Vegas that day and since we got back things have been nuts!

Elle is crawling all over the house, we recently installed a baby gate closing off our basement stairs so she can't tumble down them. She loves going into the kitchen and playing with the magnets on the fridge. She is really into the Leapfrog Fridge Farm Magnetic Animal Set which actually used to be her brothers, and we kept it. She loves taking the animals off the fridge and throwing them on the floor, along with pushing Farmer Tad and making him sing.

Elle is sleeping in her crib, in her room, every night now, we moved her from the pack'n'play a few weeks ago. Actually, her dad moved her and told me I need to get over it! I was upset the first two nights but know it is for the best. She sleeps great in her crib, she is down about 7:30pm and gets up around 8am. Our plan initially was to have her in our room for only about 6 weeks. When she turned 6 months we talked about moving her but never did. It was really just a convenience thing for me, having her so close. It is working out well though.

She is getting so smart!! (every parent says that, I know!) She waves all the time when people say "Hi!" to her, she can clap her hands, do patty-cake and she throws up her arms to "throw it in the oven" and it is adorable. Her dad is trying to teach her to do that when he says "touchdown", we are getting there. She can get her doll when you ask her "Elle, where is your baby?".

10 month stats:
Weight: 18 lbs 6 oz
Height: 27 in
Clothes: All sizes but mostly 6-9 months right now.
Diapers: size 3
Bottles: 3 per day - 8am, 2:30pm, 7-7:30pm
Food: EVERYTHING! This girl may be small, but she loves to eat!! She eats whenever we let her. She snacks on puffs, baby goldfish and cheerios. She eats purees and table food. Her favorite thing to eat is dill pickle soup. She also enjoys peaches, bananas, toast, mashed potatoes, bagel with cream cheese, cheese, applesauce and all veggies. She is an eating machine and won't stop eating until we force her to.
Sleeping: 3 naps a day and 12+ hours at night. She is still a great sleeper!

Only two more months until she turns 1, this year is flying by! She is growing up everyday and I love watching her learn things. She is so amazing and is truly the best, sweetest, most mellow baby I have ever known.