Saturday, August 31, 2013

5 months

Happy 5 Month Birthday!

Elly's Stats & Accomplishments
14 pounds, 7 ounces
(on Dr. Smith's scale which is a little different)
26 1/2 inches
Four month recap:
Weight: 12 pounds, 13 ounces
Height: 25 1/2 inches

Attributes: Her hair is getting a lot lighter and I think will be more strawberry blonde, light brown. We might luck out with a tint of red as it still has that shade when we are in the sunshine. 

Milestones: Elly LOVES to sit up. She is doing really well being propped up but still hasn't mastered going from a laying position to a sitting position (though she REALLY wants to). I think this child is getting quite an ab workout as just about any time you lay her on her back she is lifting her head trying to sit up. She has also begun to scoot on the floor. Aaron and I are trying to figure out if she is going to crawl or go to a 4 legged walk and she will straighten out both of her feet and push off. It's hysterical to watch. 

She is still loving to talk, yell, sing, you name it. Sometimes she is so loud that I have to go into the other room when I am on a call. My co-workers have gotten a kick out of hearing her talk as we try to conduct meetings. Elly also loves to laugh. It's the most contagious thing I think I have seen. So blessed for a happy baby, most of the time.

Elly has become obsessed with technology - looking for an i-Phone, the i-Pad, the remote, you name it. I had an old i-Phone that we have given her to play with but sometimes that is not good enough. We will even try to hide the remote and she is determined to find it. We have one smart cookie on our hands. 

She is still watching some cartoons during the day and a few Baby Einstein DVD's that we have. She really loves to watch Wheel of Fortune. She will get excited when she hears them cheering and clapping. I think she takes after her GG Vi on this one. 

Clothes: She has definitely grown out of a lot of her clothes. We are in 6 month clothes now, though there are still a few 3 months that fit if they are two piece outfits. We still sleep in our swaddle blanket but have made it a tube top now so her hands are free. I am hopeful in the next few months, we can move away from her sleeping in a swaddle blanket. 

Eating: We have begun to eat rice cereal and fruits and vegetables in her big girl high chair. She gets cereal and a fruit in the morning and cereal and a vegetable at night. She really looks forward to eating (we have a good eater on our hands) and has liked just about everything so far. She wasn't a fan of bananas but Aaron accidentally bought the #2 bananas so that might have had something to do with it. She also broke out into a bad rash after eating carrots so we are no longer eating those. She really likes sweet potatoes and pears. Next up, green vegetables. 

Sleep schedule: We are still working on this but it has gotten a lot better.  She takes a bath around 8-8:15 every night and then has a nighttime bottle and goes to bed. Pending on the night, she will stir two to five times and not be able to go back to sleep until we go in her room and roll her back on her side or back. She seems to get stuck with her face down and doesn't roll herself back over. We still have to give her a pacifier but if she can get herself still enough she sleeps longer. Elly has been waking up between 7:00-7:30 and then we eat breakfast around 7:45am each day. She does take one good long nap during the day between 12-3 for at least 2 hours but sometimes as long as 3.5 hours. She will take short 15-45 minute naps 2-3 times a day but ends up waking herself up, no matter where we put her down at. 
She usually has to have something on her face or she has buried her head in the pillow. So much like her dad!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Elly in pictures

So it's been quite a busy week but I have a few pictures that I haven't posted yet so I thought we would just have a picture post. I also included a few of pictures from her first attempt at eating rice cereal. More on that in a future post. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Another visitor

We had another visitor this past week! My best friend from college, Allison came to visit. We enjoyed catching up and for Elly and Allison to finally meet. Though we didn't take very many pictures - I have got to get better at that - but we all had a great time. Elly and I can't wait to make a trip to Dallas to see her again...and for Elly to meet Duece ;-)

First Road Trip

Well we had our first road trip to Louisiana. Elly and I took the trip by ourselves and she did great. We decided to split the trip up and go to Brandon first to see Pops and then make our way down to Louisiana. Elly enjoyed getting to see everyone and take baths in multiple peoples sinks ;-).

Taking a bath in Pop's sink

Playing with Maw Maw Garrett on the floor!

Once we made it too Louisiana we stayed one night with Uncle Eric and Aunt Angela. We realized that we didn't have any pictures with Uncle Eric so we made sure to get one or two this time ;-).

Hang with Uncle Eric

I LOVE my aunt and uncle!!
Elly even got to finally meet Uncle Mike. He made a special trip over just to see me for a few minutes. I might have been a little tired and just finished making a mess with my cereal but I still had fun playing!

While in Louisiana we also got to stay with Gram Lene and Auntie Chrissy. It was so much fun and I appreciated Gram Lene taking the night shift both nights!
LOVE My Auntie Chrissy

Taking my bath and Gram Lene's sink ;-)

Loving my snuggles!

Our last big event while on our trip was going to a bridal tea for Aunt Angela's and Uncle Eric's wedding. Elly was a doll and so sweet! We all can't wait for the big day.
The family - Elly was sleeping :-(

The bride and her bridesmaids

Mommy and Elly

The girls!

Elly and the bride!

Elly and her Gram Lene
Now it's time to figure out a trip to Texas. So many people Elly still needs to meet!

My Two Dads.....

So it's been awhile since I have posted anything so I am due for a few post this week. A few weeks ago I had to travel for work leaving Elly in Birmingham. Aaron and my dad, Pops, watched Elly for the week while I was gone. They all did great without me! Elly enjoyed getting to spend time with Pops and bonding with her two dads. The weather was rainy and icky the entire time so not sure she ever left the house but when I returned on Friday, she was one happy little girl. I think that Elly is looking forward to the next time I get to go out of town so she can have some fun with the boys again....but this time maybe with Grampy.

And she saved a great present for me when I got home.......she had a diaper blow out EVERYWHERE! Enough so that I just threw the onesie away. Wasn't worth trying to get all that out. YUCK!